2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazerA Driver - Madison, Alabama01/07/2008
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.
2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazernsl1515 - Mountain View, WY11/09/2008
Overall, the trailblazer has been a great purchase for us. My only complaint is the cruise control. When traveling on the interstate, I often use the cruise control. Unfortunately, the vehicle has a hard time dealing with even small hills, and when traveling up them, it feels like the vehicle is "flooring" it. This seems to affect my gas mileage, and is quite annoying. Other than that, I have no complaints. There is plenty of space, the seats are fairly comfortable, and it handles well on snow and ice.
44K Miles and spent 1200 in repairs
2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazerSSTWebmaster - Raleigh, NC09/30/2010
Our 04 TrailBlazer has 44k miles and we've already spent over $1200 in repairs. It developed a mysterious grind/squeak in the front end that turned out to be both front hubs needing replacement, the wheel bearings are integrated into the hubs and cannot be removed to be repacked or replaced on their own, on an older car this would've been a $90 fix for wheel bearings.
There's another mystery noise that I'm afraid to look at because we can't afford another $1000 plus repair.
Secondly the instrument cluster doesn't work, this is a known issue with the base Silverado and Chevy issued a recall, they refuse to do the same (for the same issue with the same cluster) for the 04 TrailBlazer, the instrument cluster runs about $550 to replace.
I don't know if things improved with later models, because frankly I won't invest the money in another one.
This vehicle handles like a barge and is dangerously underpowered, the only way to pass another vehicle is to stand on the gas, there's no smooth acceleration...
Spend your money on another vehicle, the 04 TrailBlazer isn't worth the scrap value
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