2) The name given to the Chevrolet S-10 Blazer after the introduction of the Tahoe. Produced until the mid-2000's.
S-10 Blazers and fullsize Blazers alike are referred to as "Blazers". Contrary to what many believe, the first generation Blazers were capable of running for what seemed like an eternity.
Fullsize Blazers came with the 5.7L 350 engine, which remained the base engine. Optional was a larger displacement diesel engine, primarily used with a 24 volt (as opposed to standard 12 volt) power system used in military Blazers in the 1980's.
The S-10 Blazer originally came with a TBI (throttle body injection) engine that was either a 2.8L (used in the V6 Camaro) or a 4.3L engine that was the V6 version of the well-known 5.7L 350. In 1990 with the introduction of the 4-door Blazer came the new CPI (central port injection) Vortec engine. In 1995 the Blazers were redesigned with a more rounded body, and included new MPFI (multi-port fuel injection) engines, in addition to dropping the S-10 prefix.
The first generation Blazers with the TPI 4.3L engines carried on the reputation of the 5.7L, many lasting well above 200,000 miles. However with the introduction of the 700R4 (later named 4L60) automatic transmission, many would only last to 200,000 miles, as the 3rd and 4th gear clutch packs would burn out in the transmissions. This problem was not as common to the fullsize Blazer after the introduction of the 4L60-E, however.
Additionally, problems with the heater core going out and leaking antifreeze into the floorboards were common, as well as seat frames being broken, rear window hydraulics not working, and other cosmetic problems, including the rare steering wheel breakage after one has slammed their fist into the steering wheel.
The S-10 Blazer has a reputation for holding its value. Many S-10 Blazers can be seen for sale for a few thousand dollars, even with 150,000+ miles.
Came with a 4.3 Vortec and was and 4x4 versions were Offroading beasts
1st gens were square shaped and had about 160hp
2nd gens are more stylish and come with a 4.3lt vortec v6 which produced 190hp and a whopping 250 ft lbs torque at only 2800 rpms so it's quick as hell in first gear
2wd blazers are a little quicker and have more west coast style
Blazers came with body on frame construction like most trucks and was proven to be durable
gets about 22mpg hi-way, 16-19mpg city, not bad for a peppy v6
a powerful suv
both will leave a 4cly rice burner in the dust, trust me
People call it a gay car until they see the towing power and decent mpg, and when it pulls like a bat outta hell off the line and leaves there v6 stang in the dust
"Damn my civic was no match for that Chevrolet Blazer cause it was quick as monkey balls off the line."
"I tried to beat this teenager in his Chevrolet Blazer but my ram 1500 lost traction and lost."
"Come on kids pile in the Chevrolet Blazer"
Please, abandon or destroy a Chevrolet Blazer and buy Toyota if you want to actually be able to afford food.