2004 Chevrolet Blazer User Reviews

2004 Chevrolet Blazer Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Garth writes:
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4

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Rugged. Easy to Serice. Excellent ground clearance for winter. Well developed platform.

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Thirsty. Heavy.

Garth
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Blazer. Tried And True 2004 — Chevy built this truck for many years. The V6 power is 180 HP for the 4.3. Later in production they added port fuel injection and counterbalancing. This is a sawed off 350 V8 and has been nicknamed the shaker. Even with balance shafts at idle this puppy vibrates the steering wheel. It has the ability to tow my snowmobile trailer with no issues. The best highway mileage I got was 20 mpg. Later models include a more durable 4 peed transmission. There is a 4WD high & Low transfer case. This is a full frame SUV and has good jacking points for service. The middle plug on the drivers side is tough to change as the steering shaft interferes with the access. Had to use an open end wrench and socket to change. Put in a platinum plug because this is a 45 minute affair. With snow tires this car is great. Around town it is thirsty. There is not much fancy here but you need to pay attention to the remote oil filter that is mounted under the front bumper for cooling. The hose from the engine block is prone to leak. It is necessary to check the oil first thing in the morning before start up. My engine used oil at a rate of about 1 quart ever 1,000 miles but it was impossible to read the level on the dip stick if the engine was started. Parts are reasonably priced. I sold the car at 120,000 miles. I added an aftermarket oil cooler for the transmission as I did some towing. Basically I can say I miss this car after I sold it. It was great for winter and the poor gas mileage was made up for as it was an affordable used car buy. Focus on the 2003, 2004 and 2005 as they have the port fuel injection. I always used a KN high flow oil filter as it put less pressure on the oil feed line to the front mounted filter. The underbody shrouds were easy to remove but it is a major event with the 4WD to change the transmission oil as the cross member has to be dropped to access the pan bolts. The 75 series tires are floaty if pushed but if you watch the inflation pressure the handling is good. This car is narrow and has a high center of gravity. It is not for a new driver. It does not do well in crash avoidance emergency maneuvers and performs poorly on tip over test sponsored by NHTSA. I coated the underside with oil mist to try and control rust. I dove this truck thousands of miles chasing the snowflake for snowmobiling and with Firestone Winterforce studded radial tires I can not fathom a better vehicle for winter driving (in the hands of an experienced driver)

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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firstchevy writes:
2004 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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If done right you can load a lot of stuff on the cargo area. The 4wd is exceptional

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Costly repairs. Lots of them

firstchevy
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Not A Great Vehicle — More dislikes than likes. Not too much power, too little for the poor fuel mileage to compensate for. Other than recent problems it did its job fairly and really no complaints about the 4wd. That actually works surprisingly well and haven't had any issues yet

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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My04blazer writes:
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Didn't think it would be that roomey inside especially because it only has 2 doors, but there is quite a bit of room. My 16 year old who is close to 200 pounds and very tall has no problems with room in the back seat.

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I just purchesed this blazer 2 weeks ago. It is a 04 and it only had 89,000 miles on it but already need to replace the thermostat.

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So Far So Good — Other than the thermostat i do really like this vehicle. I hope it turns out to be a great buy. I can deal with the thermostat especially since it's easy to replace. I just hope it doesn't become one of those cars that needs something fixed everytime i turn around. It does drive great and i really like the size, you can put it in any spot you find.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2004 Chevrolet Blazer 2 Dr Xtreme SUV Review
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everything is awesome about it

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nothing sucks

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Bad Ass Blazer Xtreme — all around good vehicle i love it ...... 4.3 v6 has alot of power for the lil truck it is and it only cost me about 4k to own it and it would sit and spin the tires all day long

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LS SUV Review
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It's a rear drive truck

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It's used

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Diamond In The Rough — used when i got it, but it has more features than any car I have had since buying cars. It's easy to use head lights coming on automatic is a great feature. It does not have a v-8 but with fuel injection the start from stopping is still good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2sheltieslover writes:
2004 Chevrolet Blazer 2 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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Very comfortable.

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Nothing

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Great For Someone Who Wants An Suv At A Great Price...with This Very Low Mileage. — I really loved this SUV.Drives great. Had a Blazer before this one too. Just want to downsize, since I don't drive much anymore at my age. Very low mileage but keep it clean. Great for hauling garden stuff, your groceries, sports equipment, etc. in the back. No problems with the truck at all.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dustin writes:
2004 Chevrolet Blazer 2 Dr LS ZR2 4WD SUV Review
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daily driver

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rough ridding

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It's A Good Car. — Gets 22 miles to the galon! Handles very well. It has the 4.3L Vortech 5 speed. It could use a little more hores power. I love driving it, it will go anywhere i want it to. If you are looking for a suv i recommend a blazer ZR2!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Garth writes:
2004 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LS SUV Review
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Good buy on the used market

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fuel economy

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Under Rated Value — This truck delivers as promised. It has a stiff ride and likes frequent visits to the pump but returns decent reliability. The shade tree mechanic can service it easily as it is a full frame truck that offers good jacking points. Look for a 2003 to 2005 as they offer port fuel injection. ABS was standard and the motor likes to vibrate at idle but it pulls a 2,000 pound covered snowmbile trailer with ease. The later model trucks have a Corvette automatic and the 2 speed transfer case offers 4WD High and Low. Visibilty is good. Economy is 16-20 mpg. It vibrates a bit on the highway due to the short wheel base. GM opted for some good equipment including Billstien shocks. I like the fact that I can deactivate the 4WD system. Mine lives in 2WD mostly but with snow tires I consider it a snowmobile that will take naything that a New England Winter will throw at it. Good heater and air conditioner. The intro of the Explorer forced GM to improve this vehicle from bakes to power trane. The styiling is plane jane but the car is functional with a comfortable seat. Mine is a base model and all I did was add a transmission oil coller, new front hubs and a set of brake pads. I recommend this truck.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Trisha writes:
2004 Chevrolet Blazer 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV Review
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Main reasons to own a Blazer is to fit my family--for space

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Avoid this car if ya wanna save money on gasoline.

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Bottom Line Is...very Good Car For The Money. — Likes: Brakes quickly, has front, rear and side airbags, has needed very few repairs, exterior and interio ar in very good condition, cost is about average and maintenance has been low in cost per year, car is great for family outings!! Dislikes: low MPG rating, but hey it is an SUV, acceleration is a bit lagging, not good around corners because of higher roof, constant rattles that mechanics can't find, but cause no lasting effects.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kris writes:
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Safe, small 4x4 that goes everywhere with good tires

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it's heavy, gas mileage sucks

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I'd Recommend It At A Daily Driver. — Performance- Well, it's a Blazer, so it's not exactly fast. It has a very torquey 4.3L six cylinder that makes 190HP and 240lb/ft torque. With the custom air intake setup I had, it had a very noticeable increase in pull from 2500rpm to the 5800rpm redline. However, it gets a 2/5 in performance because it has a speed limiter at 97....we estimate that it has enough power to push itself to 115 at least, quite strong for a 5000lb SUV six cylinder. Build Quality- most problems I've had with it were from the previous owner kicking it into 4 wheel drive while going 70 down the interstate...had to replace front driveshaft cause the splines were ground completely off. Just now at 98,000 it finally needed a catalytic converter. No biggie. Appearance- its Pewter, mud/dirt doesn't show up. Cost- It's cost me alot in minor fixes, but for the age it's doing well. Fun factor- this thing is huge, but for it's size it's fun to drive. LOTS of space in the back and it'll haul most small/midsize trailers!

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2005 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

It Can Take You Anywhere By Mrchevy

This car has been good to. It 2 doors which makes it a bit smaller therefore quite easy to park. I has a great turning radius for tight U-turns. Extremely easy to see all sides when reverse parking. M... Read More

Blazers Rule By Randy

gr8 vehicle......comfy to drive and has been 100% reliable fuel economy isnt that gr8 but overall it has been the best vehicle ive ever bought... only other thing is the back hatch button has been a p... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

Very Good I Have 88 Thousand On A 2003 Blazer Suv By heyyall

The seats are not comfortable. the seats are cloth and has not lasted aslong as they should have.....I wish that I had gotten lether seats and the back seat is slanted sorta and is not comfortable at ... Read More

Love It By newman30

Have had this car for 9 years, it has 165000 miles on it and is still running like new! We've only had to recently do repairs on it. Love this car, will own it till it simply won't go any more! Read More

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2002 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

2002 Chevrolet Blazer 4wd By dfazakerly

Good vehicle, Specific Maintenance items needed at intervals, when maintained properly. Blazer can be a very inexpensive vehicle to maintain and drive. Resale value in later years not bad. Cheapest, m... Read More

Reliable Sporty Transportation By scooby36

I like how the vehicle looks, the reliability is good, plenty of room in the front sitting area but while sitting in the rear seat you sit high and there is really not that much leg room. The perform... Read More

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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

I Love This Vehicle But The Matinence And Gas Kills My Walllet. By Amanda

I have fallen in love with the blazer but im at the point of giving up on her as I have repaired quite a bit on her in a year. She is big she is rugged and she is fun to drive. I love the handling but... Read More

This Vehicle Rocks By tommypc

I like this vehicle a lot. The 4 wheel drive has been of great use during all this snow that we have been having this year. I have not run into anything yet that it can't pull itself through. If you n... Read More

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2000 Chevrolet Blazer Reviews

Looks Sharp For Being A 2000. By Wislonn

I like the low miles it had on it when I purchased it. However it is not the same size as my 1999 Blazer that I was going to use for parts on this one, some will fit & some won't. Read More

As Soon I Put Some Wheels On It And Fix The Rust Spot It Will Be A Very Sharp Looking Sports Suv! By dmoney3299

Great running truck i owned 2 blazers now and love them, i just haven a lil issues with it right know but after that i guranteed to last me a long time with the low miles it has on it. Chevy is one of... Read More

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