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2004 Chevrolet TrailblazerReview
R.M. writes:
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I’ve owned 2 trailblazers so far, one was a year old when I got it and the other was 12 by the time I owned it. These SUV’s are good lower quality vehicles for regular driving but require a lot of maintenance like most vehicles do these days. Oil changes must be taken seriously by previous owner otherwise engine troubles if not failure will occur. Easy to work on even for major repairs but at higher miles or poor care in its life will require many repairs at the end of the vehicle lifetime. They ride nice and run great when treated properly. I would expect better gas mileage from an inline 6 in this range of years but on average they get about 16-18mpg combined. Oil changes require 7 qts of oil which most mechanics shops will try questioning so always check the oil after a change to ensure they did use what it needs to prevent running it too long with low oil. My current trailblazer has 200,000 miles on it and still running strong engine ...and the transfer case seized up about a year ago which was easily fixed by draining the gear line and replacing with new...then draining that a month later and replacing with additive and new lube...works wonderfully now. Transmission was slipping when I first got it but was easily repaired by changing the transmission filter and gasket and fresh transmission fluid. The online 6 comes with the variable valve timing solenoid on the passenger side of the engine ....this technology is what makes it possible to have both speed at take off as well as torque for pulling. It also makes it very necessary to keep the oil changed and clean to prevent the screens in the vvt solenoid from becoming blocked and possibly damaged. Once this happens, the engine will start having a series of issues from burning out coils to loss of power which it does by design to force the owner to repair it. All in all, I would feel safe of my elderly mother drive one but they aren’t a good candidate for anyone with a lead foot or into off-roading. They tow nicely but I have experienced while towing a small car in the winter time that with the extra work on the engine causing more heat in the block compared to the outside temperature, the block will start leaking oil where it has any parts that were not locktited on...for instance...oil filter and oil pressure sensor...just tighten them back up with some loctite if it occurs...I drive a lot of highway miles and it has handled them very well even at higher miles on both e body and engine...but I maintain it as recommended. It truly is a shame at the quality chevy has failed to offer in the vehicles they charge so much for. I expected much higher quality parts and technology when I first owned a 2005 trailblazer ls....I was let down.

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2004 Chevrolet TrailblazerReview
Todd writes:
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Mis represented the miles in the listing. Stated 50k and should have been 150k

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4WDReview
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Better Than I Expected. — I like the overall size of this vehicle. I don't feel like I am driving around in a tank. Yet I feel very safe in it while on the road. I wouldn't mind getting another one for my wife. She enjoys driving it as well.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Not too big, not too small.  

Cons: I would always want to have better mileage but as good or better than I expected.  

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS RWDReview
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I Loved Her At First Sight — I liked the room and the handling. I felt safe in this vehicle. I enjoyed the ride. I wasn't fond of the gas mileage when gas prices where high. I had to get used to being up so high. This was my first SUV.

Pros: This is a family car. Spacious and comfortable.
The cost of fixing it is very affordable.

Cons: Gas mileage isn't the best.But I did fine the last 4 years.

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS RWDReview
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2004 Trailblazer Ls — Despite all the cons, and the fact I'll never own another Chevrolet with this being the 3rd one that I've owned with numerous problems, I still like this SUV. I Have spent about $1500 on maintenance in the 7 years I'v owned it. I have replaced numerous items myself easy enough.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great space for a SUV. Easy to DIY maintenance like Plugs, Shocks\struts, fuel filter, oil changes.

Cons: This SUV has had numerous reported issues with poor engineering. Issues like headlights shorting out, doors locking\unlocking on their own, speakers stop working when turning left, overhead lights only turn off when using the override button. Hitting any bump causes numerous rattling that sounds like vehicle components are falling off and causing a hazard to the public in general, even after NEW shocks all the way around have been replaced. This vehicle has shut off in the middle of an intersection

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4WDReview
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Very Glad I Made The Purchase. — I can't really say that I dislike anything about the car. It's more than I thought it was going to be and I don't regret anything at I that I bought this vehicle. I would definitely recommend it to anybody who asks me about it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Starts right up everytime.  Very smooth ride.  Very handy vehicle.

Cons: I'm glad it's only a 6 cylinder.  An eight cylinder would burn too much gas.

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4WDReview
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Great Family Vehicle With 4x4. — The trailblazer is a great vehicle for a family. Plenty of space for the kids and for putting things in the back like groceries, sporting equipment, etc. Has tow package to pull a trailer. It is one of those vehicles that has many uses. The only problems is some repairs can be expensive but I guess they can on any vehicle. The thing I hate on the trailblazers is the secondary air injection system which is a feature that doesn't really do a whole lot and goes bad quite often. I don't what this to turn you off from this vehicle as it is probably one of the best all around vehicles to have as a family, but does have some minor problems.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Space, 4 wheel drive, sporty looking, cargo room, runs and drives great.

Cons: Fuel mileage, some features that don't really do anything that if they go wrong can be expensive fix.

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS RWDReview
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Overall Good Experience. Has All Of The Things A Car Needs For You To Feel Comfortable — I'm not really sure what to say that's hasn't already been stated. Overall good experience with a few minor bumps. Possible recommendation to someone looking for a convenient SUV.. Wish it had cruise control and a little bit more room in the inside.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It's not too big so it's easy to drive and it handles very well! It has for the most part been very reliable and overall I have had that many problems. It's high enough that I have Grady visibility while I'm driving.

Cons: For it to be a SUV style vehicle, it doesn't have a 3rd row seat so it's like a big car that drinks gas like a SUV. It doesn't have cruise control and I wish the front had more room in the console area for me. I don't like the cup holders in the back seat and it needs a little more leg room.

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4WDReview
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Great Rig — Great Vehical, Does well in all types of weather, Gets a little worse fuel economy than I originally thought it would, Normally 18-20 sometimes worse, sometimes better. Plenty of Power for anything you would ever need to do with an SUV. Great to drive around

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Almost Everything

Cons: Fuel Milage

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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4WDReview
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Smooth Ride — I like the trailblazer as a whole. Everything about it is great. The only downfall is that I can't put things, such as dirty, greasy, oily things in it due to the fact I don't want to mess up the carpet. Hunting in it is fine if you don't bag that trophy, or else you will be strapping it to the roof, which would suck.

Pros: Good size, Great handling, Fuel economy, Decent interior room.

Cons: No bed to haul things (truck box would be ideal)

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