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Unread 12-12-2010, 03:24 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about getting this Trailblazer, I'll probably get it cheaper. Going to see if I can get financed and if I can i'll take it for a spin.

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Cosmetically the car looks fine except for some of the worn away buttons on the AC and radio. Plus the Vortec 4200 is a beast, so go for it if the payments are good.
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Well the buttons don't bother me to much, I can always go to the junkyard and get some new ones.

But hopefully she's a beauty and I can get financed so I can get a newer ride, lol
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Don't do it. Trailblazers are bad news with the 4.2L I6. They are pretty reliable but they're thirsty suckers. You won't see more than 15MPG.
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Don't do it. Trailblazers are bad news with the 4.2L I6. They are pretty reliable but they're thirsty suckers. You won't see more than 15MPG.
The V8 manages worse still down from 15/21 to 14/18. Nothing unusual for such a big vehicle and the I6 still packs nearly as much power as the V8. My mother's 2007 Town & Country with the 3.3L V6 that only has 170 HP gets around 16 mpg, granted she has a lead foot but the engine just struggles with pulling that much weight. Same situation with the Trailblazer, but at least it has a healthy 275 HP.
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The V8 manages worse still down from 15/21 to 14/18. Nothing unusual for such a big vehicle and the I6 still packs nearly as much power as the V8. My mother's 2007 Town & Country with the 3.3L V6 that only has 170 HP gets around 16 mpg, granted she has a lead foot but the engine just struggles with pulling that much weight. Same situation with the Trailblazer, but at least it has a healthy 275 HP.
I've heard quite the opposite...the ratings don't reflect real world driving. The 5.3L is plenty of motor for that truck..5.3s in Suburbans get about 15/18 and Suburbans are heavy suckers.

I've actually heard of people ditching the 4.2 I6, putting a 4.3 V6 and getting a decent increase in MPG.
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I've heard quite the opposite...the ratings don't reflect real world driving. The 5.3L is plenty of motor for that truck..5.3s in Suburbans get about 15/18 and Suburbans are heavy suckers.

I've actually heard of people ditching the 4.2 I6, putting a 4.3 V6 and getting a decent increase in MPG.
The increase in MPG follows the 75 hp decrease though, it is all a trade off

http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.ef9e4a6/0

Mileage is pretty consistent with the EPA ratings, Allan you should check what gears it is running.
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Well I don't know know now, I had everything all ready to go and went to talk with my insurance, and they quoted me at 365$ for full coverage. I like how in the US when you try to better yourself, go ol' Sam screws you over.
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uncle sam is not insurance companies
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Well they need to regulate that kind of crap. Why should it be a group basis to make teenage drivers have high insurance. I work hard for stuff and when I try to better myself I can't because of someone else or because of the government/state.
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