But so far, it's only offered as a four-door. But hold the hosannas; there are a few caveats. Just as important, the V-8 TrailBlazer is a much more willing draft horse, handling a 4500-pound trailer with enough in reserve for passing on two-lane highways. Call us spoiled by some one-button disappearing back seats, but this solution seems clunky. The vehicle has enough ground clearance to allow certain off-road usage. The wheel front hub center bore size is 77.
So, V-8 power does indeed address the problem built into the extended-wheelbase TrailBlazer, i. Drivers had to divert their eyes and cock their heads to see the control unit. Mercedes-Benz' new-for-'01 C-Class ultimately will be offered in at least as many variants. In fact, about the only consistent TrailBlazer criticism was the absence of a third-row seat option, the latest gotta-have-it in this market segment, a deficiency the General Motors truck people said they were working on. The TrailBlazer won the North American Truck of the Year award. Cross-country road trippers praised the virtually seamless reception, especially when passing through areas with little or no broadcast variety. And I loved the fact that I couldn't hear what they were listening to on the wireless headphones.
Bulky folded third-row seats interfere with storage of large items and are next to useless as real seats anyway. The max offset and to keep things from wearing out and having big problems tracking from the wheel center line is +25. On some such missions, the fuel-economy average plunged to 10 mpg or worse. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog. This roof is disguised by standard roof racks. Third row shoulder room 58. Consider further that the Tahoe swallows more cargo, delivers similar fuel economy clue: poor , and has a higher maximum trailer-towing capacity 7700 pounds.
Sure enough, at 22,000 miles the power-steering pump abruptly retired, prompting our second unscheduled stop for a warranty-covered repair. Then, as the TrailBlazer's first summer waned, complaints were registered in the logbook about a whining noise from the engine room. This is the one that makes finding rims even more of a challenge. Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. Its long wheelbase pays off in straight-line stability, but the six-cylinder engine has to work incredibly hard as you approach the truck's gross combined weight limit of 10,500 pounds, which isn't hard to do.
The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. This new Trailblazer is equipped with a 6. But we're impressed with early-production models we drove recently. Thanks to the TrailBlazer's archaic live rear axle, expanding the seat count entailed more than an upholstered bench, a couple of belts, and a handful of bolts. That's not a huge pony increase, but it's a passel of pound-feet-50 more, in fact-enough to trim acceleration times substantially. With three staffers spending every precious free weekend in pursuit of club-racing glory, the TrailBlazer saw a lot of duty as a tow vehicle. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law.
After building a stick-and-twig two-track to take us out of the holler, we got the control module fixed under warranty. Its main disadvantage is its increased width as compared to a Suzuki Samurai or a Jeep Wrangler and lack of suspension travel, causing it to high side when it encounters high-camber-variance terrain or large rocks. I hope you did your research, the rim measurement on your trailblazer is one that makes it very hard to find any aftermarket rims for it! I done a great deal of research on them as I own a 2002 but its what they call a cross over year, so it falls under a 2003 model. We were also underwhelmed by what seemed to be a hastily designed third-row seat. The commercial copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of this site is strictly prohibited. It was introduced in 1999 as an upscale trim line of the Blazer, and became a model in itself for 2002.
This turned out to be a lot of work. On the other hand, it's comfortable, reasonably quiet at cruising speeds, and a willing workhorse. First, the name changes: from Blazer to TrailBlazer and from Jimmy to Envoy. It recommends a tire rotation and a check of the axle fluid levels and constant-velocity-joint boots at 7500-mile intervals, with oil and filter changes not strictly dictated by the passage of miles but by an oil-life computer. We are hearing more useful information identifying the music and commenting on it than we heard when the service first launched.
This means the digital sound quality is converted to analog before you hear it, but it sounded fine to us in a moving car. That would be the full-size Chevy Tahoe. Still, roomy vehicles with trailer hitches rack up the miles in a big rush around here, and our new Chevy hit 4000 miles in its first month, drawing raves for its gentle highway ride and commodious cabin. . Satellite radio is, after all, great for parties! Ordinarily, it's hard to remember who finished second, but in this case second place was a spot ahead of the equally new Ford Explorer, the perennial mid-size bestseller. Finally, we sometimes lost the sound, even though the Sirius control unit was still receiving the song title and station information. Unfortunately, Chevrolet's TrailBlazer Twin-Turbo exists only as a concept vehicle, and we can't give you an on-sale date.