December 21, 2008I am looking at buying a used 97 blazer. It has about 122,000miles and in pretty good condition (compared to the car I have now just wondering if $5,700 is asking too much for it? Should I try talking it down? I have a kid now and need a safer rig that''s affordable and fell in love with this one. Any help?
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December 21, 2008ALSO... hoping to get it in the morning pretty early. Please HELP!!
December 21, 2008Have it checked out by a mech., get a carfax done. It really boils down to what you can afford to pay.
December 22, 2008I think its a good deal, my neighbor had a 1996 with lots of upgrades and sold it for $6000. I thought it was a good deal also, I think it had closer to 200,000 miles ont it, but well taken care of. Good luck on your choice!!
January 5, 2009
I know I''ve had my fill of the S10 Blazer, and its my son''s (''95)...Is it an S10? If you plan on treating it like a car, probably o.k. but as a 4x4
and knowing his, I won''t be touching one anymore. I don''t mind the 4.3 motor, Cosmetics, interior integrity, & mech issues keep popping up tho''. I think these days, manuf''s think everything should snap together without any fasteners!!(Now it happens to be another bent rear axle...so that really makes me wonder what they can take..guess I need to go find another $35 one at salvage.) About all I can say is check Consumer''s Reports and see how they ranked with mech issues....(The ''95 S10 was ranked as $ pit but was a model yr change too, wish I knew more then!)
AND if it is an S10...keep the tank half full...fuel pump outages are common if not immersed regularly, Sorry but no more S10''s at my house...BUT, I would get another K5 ANYDAY! Besides, what good is a 4x4 without ground clearance & enough wheel well. Do your homework, if it is an S10...project mileage out to where you might re-sell and then ask how many will be flooding the market still, think of what you''d expect back and then figure what ownership will cost over that time period...(say in 3-4 years you might get $2-2.5K back and that''s not counting any repairs/add-ons...)If I had your money, I wouldn''t do an S10 and as a matter of fact told my son I wish he''d just bought a plain 2-whl drive full size truck.
January 5, 2009Ha, I had to put in 2-bits on the S10, but no mention if it was full size.
Since I also have a K5 and you mentioned a rig for your kid...I should say this about a short whl base truck...
#1. Keep good front end alignment, rotors and brakes.
#2 Keep good front end alignment, rotors and brakes.
Ooops a little redundancy, but I really do mean it! The younger generation just don''t always expect *or* anticiapte how squirrel-ly a short whl base can get when one of the above is bad...check it out at 40-50-60mph hitting breaks hard...
So.....Did you go for it!!??