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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Know anything about Trailblazers??

I'm thinking about this summer or fall selling my car and getting a 03-05 Chevy Trailblazer, I've kinda gotten used to driving a truck this winter but I don't want a full size truck and I can always get a 5th gen later on.

Some info I've come up with is 4.2L I6 275hp at 6k and 275tq at 3.6k rpm but MPG is only 14/19

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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Other than there damn LED taillights make my radar detector go nuts, not really.

Looks decent, with that kind of mileage why not just get something with a v8? Plan on doing any towing?
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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yea they get pretty bad mileage, even the v6s. theyre leadsleds except the SS's. great cars nice ride and everything, but heavy!! envoys are the same way
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sure this isn't a spur of the moment thing? I've had them before and so have some of my friends. I vote keep the Bird man.


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sure this isn't a spur of the moment thing? I've had them before and so have some of my friends. I vote keep the Bird man.
Well it's kinda spur of the moment for the past couple of days, that's why I'm going to wait until atleast summer, and my car in the summer will make me what to keep it.

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My mechanic was telling me the other day that they have an insane amount of TSBs. Ill check mitchell for you tommorrow though.

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Ill check mitchell for you tommorrow though.
That would be awesome!

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there OK I test drove several of them when I was getting rid of my Dodge Ram 1500. Steering ratio sucks, good power on the top end from the in-line 6 but not much off the line. You have to really wind those motors but it is very much like a small V8 on the top end. They will be discontinuing them in a year or so because they have a new platform their going to building off of. Same platform as the GMC Arcadia but it most likely will not be called trailblazer anymore. Other than that my father had one for a year or so and liked it but ended up getting a F-250 diesel.
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be a man! buy a van! a minivan that is!!! no actually. sorry
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-23-2008, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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I've been looking around on some Trailblazer forums and it sounds like they all have some 4x4 problems and the throttle body need to be cleaned a lot or it will cause driveability issues.

But that seems to be there most common problems.

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I've got a 2003 Trailblazer LS with 3.73's and I love it!!

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MitchellonDemand shows 938 TSBs for the 2002 trailblazer which I think is the first year.
Keep in mind alot of them say the same thing and some are just general notices for all cars, like "dont use 3M pads to remove gaskets on aluminum manifolds.

I think the camaro has like 33.

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I have a cousin that has one and he has had nothing but the greatest things to say about it. Of course except for the gas mileage.

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