2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Chevrolet TrailBlazer
The trailblazer is a perfect car for outdoor enthusiast.
I have owned my car for roughly four years now and it has been running almost perfectly since. It drives very well in the winter. It handles perfectly when the road is slick and the 4WD never lets me down. Commuting to and from college is not an issue until I fill up the gasoline tank. From empty it will cost me around $65 for a full tank and seems to be empty in three days. The computer says that I get 15. 2 miles to the gallon but I think that is a bit high. Now that she has some mileage under her belt some parts tend to go faster than normal; ball bearings and oil. But other than the repetitive filling of the tank I love my trailblazer. It is the best for when it comes to road trips because I can pack it full of gear and still fit three other passengers comfortably! In the future if Chevrolet makes a newer trailblazer with better gas mileage I would consider buying it. Coming from my personal opinion, if you are an outdoor enthusiast or have a hobby that requires room for transportation I would totally recommend the trailblazer. However, if you are commuting and do not like to go on weekend outings I would not consider this car.
Some pro's and con's of the best midsize SUV I have ever driven.
It has been a great all-around vehicle, done everything from loading up for college to going camping in some remote areas, unerring throughout cities and cross country trips. I have received many compliments about how smooth of a ride it is, how comfortable it is to sit and/or sleep in, and how much it has been able to carry. Be it people or items it has enough room for it all and then some. It also has a nice towing capacity. It is not great at acceleration, which is as to be expected since it is an SUV, but it is highly durable in a crash as it received very minor damage while totaling the other vehicle. After a few years though it does develop an electrical issue I haven't seen in other vehicles. Such issues include the radio/speaker system going out, the wiper controls mixing with each other such that trying to use one setting uses a different one, the wipers activating upon startup of the vehicle and persisting for anywhere between 2 minutes and indefinitely. Overall I'd give it a 9/10.
Overall, great and reliable vehicle if properly maintained.
All in all, I would give the 2006 Chevy Trailblazer a 4-star review. I absolutely love the fact that it is reliable, very safe in extreme winter weather, and is generally low maintenance (If it is properly and consistently maintained). That leads me to another point - keep up on the maintenance!! If you do not, you will find yourself in one headache after another with this particular vehicle. Proper and timely maintenance will keep this vehicle running for a long time. My fiancé and I have almost reached 250 thousand miles on ours! The one part thing that can be a tad bit annoying is that the water pumps tend to go very quickly on these, and they're not very cheap to fix. Other than that, we are happy with our Trailblazer.
Chevy trailblazers are the best SUV trucks.
I love this vehicle because it is very reliable. Good on gas for it to be an SUV. It is performance in the snow is amazing! This vehicle is very roomy, fitting maybe 6-7 people. Lots of room in the rear for groceries. I had this vehicle for about 2 years, I brought it used at 130, 00 miles. It now has 200, 00 miles and the engine still runs strong. This vehicle is can take a licking and keep ticking. If you maintain this vehicle, it will take you a long way. The only thing about the Chevy's is at some point you will have problems with many of the sensors or even making sure you keep the throttle body clean of gunk. But it will last forever if you maintain it.
Limitless possibilities: an interesting detail is the smoothness of it.
My vehicle is very reliable and drives very smoothly. The only thing I'd say is that it takes a lot to fill up this kind of vehicle. I love the fact that this vehicle has a lot of room throughout the vehicle. You can fit three people in the middle with extra space in the back as well. This vehicle is very reliable with minor to no problems. I did have a problem with the air coming on normally when I first got the car but, now things are running much better. The seat feel extremely comfortable and I love that it has 4 wheel drive so that it is safe to drive in the winter months as well.
Overall the Chevrolet trailblazer is a dependable, spacious family vehicle.
The trailblazer has not had many main problems just the water pump and gear shift has to be fixed. The vehicle is spacious for a family with lots of trunk space which is always super helpful. It is very comfortable and we have leather seats which are nice. There's lots of legroom. To me with lots of body room and trunk space this makes it good for travels. Also we have a sunroof but hardly use that at all. So I could do without it. Not a feature I would have to have. Seat warmers in the front seats are cool. The individual air controls in the back seat are a plus as well.
Reliable transportation with DVD player to keep the kids occupied.
I love my Chevrolet Trailblazer I have been having my Trailblazer for two years and it is very spacious. I have four kids and they sit comfortably. I have only had a few minor problems but that is all. I keep the maintenance on my vehicle up because if you do not you will have problems. I have put a new alternator, spark plugs, fan belt, brake pads, windshield wipers for the front/rear and keep the oil changed every three thousand miles. The Chevrolet Trailblazer is a great travelling vehicle as well for me and my kids.
Great mid-size SUV...2006 Chevy trailblazer ls.
It has a wonderful ride. Comfy behind the steering wheel. Well balanced vehicle. 4x4 on the fly but 4x4 selector switch keeps selecting transfer case gears by itself. After 12 years of driving this rig I finally had to replace the transfer case last fall. The transfer case shifted itself from 2wd to neutral and stuck the transfer case shifting mechanism in the case. We even took the �encoder motor� off and tried shifting it manually. It wouldn't move. Now it is back on the road again with know further problems.
Gas mileage. Check for any issues prior to purchase.
I feel like the performance I great. A lot of thing that could go wrong are easy fixes if you know the right people. Its comfortable, has a pretty great sound system and it just makes you feel like a big dog because its high off of the ground, has 4 wheel drive for the winter months. It's not bad on gas. The gas is expensive but I only fill up once a week and it gets me where I need to go. I love this car and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Gas guzzler! But very reliable during cold winter months.
I am a musician so the interior has enough room for hauling gear. The road clearance is also ideal for traveling in snow and to remote places with unpaved roads. The only thing I really hate is the gas mileage. This vehicle is a gas guzzler and for someone who travels a lot this is not ideal. It costs about $60 to completely fill it. Overall, this vehicle has been completely reliable especially during the cold months of the winter.