I bought the trailblazer 2 months ago and couldn't be more pleased. I was looking for a vehicle that I could use to tow my boat and go on family vacations. I was driving a 1998 Honda Passport wirth 183k miles on it. The trailblazer had the same cargo capacity as the Passport so I was satisfied with that. Another issue I was concerned with was the acceleration or fun factor. I bought the Passport becasue it had great acceleration when so many other SUV's drove like an old station wagon. THe trialblazer has that same acceleration I loved in the Passport. Further it can tow twice as much(6,000 lbs). All Trailblazers (I found) came with a tow hitch. I researched many other vehicles and found that most require a transmission cooler (and some need a power steering cooler), which will cost you an additional $1500-$2000 if you want to add a tow hitch. No so with the trailblazer, it has a very large transmission fluid capacity so it needs no additional cooling. I've taken the boat (3000 lbs)back and forth to Ocean City (about 6 hours round trip) and found that although I have 4 wheel drive, practically the entire trip I kept it in 2 wheel drive with no strain on the engine. I almost bought the 2006 Acura MDX which would have cost $6k more, but found the website was incorrect - no installed tow hitch- and the Acura requires both coolers... Now I;ve told my wife that since the car can tow twice as much, I need to buy a bigger boat!
Nice vehicle - comfortable, good power for a V6, tows well. The exterior could use a little more flare as it's rather boring, but not bad. Rides surprisingly well for a truck.
Love my TrailBlazer. It is fun to drive and it looks good. It is very roomy overall, with plenty of leg room in the front and in the back. Head room is also spacious. The only room for improvement as I see it is better fuel economy - it's not horrible, but could be better. Will probably buy another TrailBlazer in the future.