New Chevy Blazers

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  1. CitrusZ28

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    I priced out a Blazer RS at Chevy's website and it was over $52,000-ridiculous. I then priced out a comparable Honda Passport, it was $42,000. The Passport had 1/3 more storage space and is rated #1 in it's market segment while the Blazer was like #17. I'll buy the Honda before I ever buy another Chevrolet SUV, I've had a '91 S-10, an '04 Trailblazer and currently have a '17 Equinox, but I feel that I am done with GM. Brand loyalty is highly overrated.
     
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    Good Luck with the CVT trans ;)
     
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    I'm with you on the CVT. Was looking hard at a Honda until I saw the belt drives taking over. New Tahoe in the garage, and it pretty much takes up the whole garage. But the wife likes it. And that CVT costs a fortune to replace and Honda has never heard of an extended warranty coverage that I know of.
     
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    I believe that the CVT Trans is on the HRV's and CRV's, the Passport shares the same 9-speed with the Pilot.
     
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    Yeah, I'm trying to get my oldest son to look elsewhere based 100% on the CVT.
     
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    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Not saying I didn't miss it but when I looked into it they all showed the CVT as of the 2019 model year. Do you happen to have a link? I don't want to mislead my son if I'm wrong.

    EDIT: I stand corrected their website shows the 9 speed just as you explained.
     
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    I step on the rear tire, grab the handle on the pillar and walk right in.

    It was my DD for many years, never a problem hauling groceries or whatever..... It did the trick.

    My current DD is a diesel 2500 HD that has less room inside than the Blazer does.
     
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    Dave- I don't think the CVT is behind any 6-cyl Hondas yet. Of course the 6-cyl is becoming rarer...

    The 9-spd gets so-so reviews, not on reliability, but on feel. I only drove one once- seemed fine, but it takes a few seconds to think about the downshift.

    EDIT- just tell the kid to buy a 7-8 year old model, save LOTS of money, and call Dad for pro advice if anything breaks.:) It'll still last him 5+ years EASILY.
     

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