I've had this 1997 S-10 Blazer purchased new. It now has 112,000 miles
on it. Things done/ replaced, beyond routine maintenance, and oil
change every 3-4,000 miles:
Water Pump 56k
A/C compressor 80k
Wiper ctrl module 80k
Tires were replaced at 68k. The Michelins on there now still have good
This vehicle is 2 door, 2wd, 4.7 Vortex V6, cloth interior, manual
windows, A/C, AM/FM Cassette, cruise. In other words mid- level trim
Debating to keep going or get rid of it. As you can see from the
replaced items, there have been some issues. The transmission was
setting a "slip" code, and the dealer replaced it under the extended
warranty. I figure that'll go at least another 80k.
Will need tires and brakes soon. Dexcool should be replaced soon,
hopefully the cooling system/ radiator won't need replacing despite it
Conments on longevity on like vehicles? So far it's held up well, body
whise. No rattles, etc. Interior is in good shape, moderate wear well
within the years/ miles at this point.
Driving is mixed City/Hwy, say 65% city.