I've seen a "GMC" Blazer 4x4 for sale near to where I live (in Europe),
and would like to know what to look out for when I go to look at it. It has
115000 miles on the clock, a 2.3l V6 engine. The interior is in excellent
condition, but the outside has some rust. The guy sent me some photos, and
the rust is pretty bad in front of the rear wheel arches (there's literally
a hole in one side about 1 1/2" diameter, and the surrounding area is
bubbled with rust). There is also I believe some rusting on the chassis in
the wheel housing area. I know a good body shop, but is it worth the money
(the guy wants 2350 Euros (about 2500 USD)).
I have a photo of the rust on the exterior and have asked for photos of
the wheelhouse rust. I can send it to the newsgroup (if it's allowed) or to
an individual, as necessary to evaluate the problem.
Thanks in advance for your comments.
Frankly, even without seeing photo's....I wouldn't give the guy more
then 50 dollars. A Blazer with a 2.8 (I'm assuming the 2.3 was a
typo) isn't a vehicle that I'd get too excited about.
I 100% agree with last 2 posts. I have owned a 2.8 blazer and a 2.8 S-10
and both were very underpowered. I would reccomend a full size unless you
are concerned about good milage and not about power. You will definatley
have problems with hills and pulling a trailer of any kind. I now own a
Suburban with a 350 in it and I love it. I would not own another 2.8
vehicle. Good luck in whatever you do. If you do decide to buy this
vehicle I would not pay any more than 1000 US dollars for it.
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