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1992 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer, 4x4, 4-door, V-6 4.3l Vortec, 20+ Mpg on 2040cars

US $1,550.00
Year:1992 Mileage:296879
Location:

Hartville, Missouri, United States

Hartville, Missouri, United States

I purchased this blazer in 2002 and have maintained it regularly. I would trust it on any long-distance road trip as-is. It is in good drivable condition and gets a decent 21-24 MPG. We bought a van for our family and no longer need this great little SUV.

It is a four door model, so there is quite a bit of room in the back as you can see in the photos. The rear seat can fold down to extend the cargo area. I once put a chest freezer in it and closed the tailgate and glass. It is comfortable for 4 or 5 people to travel in with luggage. The rack on top works well for hauling home plywood from the lumber yard.

It does have some age, so I will be transparent and show the pros and cons so you know up-front what to expect.

Good points:

  • V-6 4.3L Vortec engine starts easily in cold weather and runs reliably
  • Power windows, mirrors, & locks
  • Cruise control and parking brake work well
  • Transmission shifts smoothly
  • 4x4, but halfway a manual operation; see below
  • Pioneer CD stereo
  • Front upholstery is worn but still very usable
  • Rear upholstery is in good condition
  • Headliner is in decent condition (not sagging on your head)
  • Back seat folds down to extend cargo area
  • Good spare tire

Could be fixed:

  • Front 4-wheel drive vacuum actuator is out (a $50 part from my local auto parts store); I engage it manually during the winter months and switch the transfer case normally with the switch inside when 4-wheel drive is needed; if the actuator was replaced, the 4-wheel drive would be a simple push-button operation like normal
  • Front brakes will need replaced soon (new pads are included)
  • Starter solenoid does not hit every time, you may have to click it several times before it will crank but it will eventually start; this is a typical problem on the S-10 model
  • Driver door handle (outside) is broken but still works; you just need to know how to do it (a $25 part)
  • Tailgate/rear glass latch handle is broken (a $65 part)
  • Rear glass gas struts do not work, hence the vise-grips in the last photo on the left strut rod to keep it open
  • Some rust on the right side; see photos
  • A crack in the windshield, but is not a factor; a few small chips
  • There are some stains in the carpet in the back
  • Both left tires get soft after a couple of weeks
  • The battery gets weak and will not crank the engine after sitting for about a week; there is either a parasitic load somewhere or the battery is just going bad; this developed slowly a few months before I quit driving it, so I tend to think it is the latter
  • Both front inside door handles are gone
  • Odometer no longer functions; the mileage listed is the last known from last summer

I hate to get rid of it as it is a great vehicle, but I no longer need it and hope someone else can get as much good use out of it as I did.

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