hello just wondering if someone can tell me if 148000 miles is alot for that car and if anyone has had one with close to 200000 miles just want to make sure i get a good car.
1993 blazer LT tahoe on 1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer
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Mine has just over 200K now and I have had it for about 4 years and 60K miles. I have had to do quite a few things like brake calipers & hoses, starter motor, heater core, window motors, fuel pressure regulator, upper intake manifold gasket, fuel system "nut kit" (and EGR gasket *with screen*), water pump, fuel pump, radiator (& hoses), thermostat, alternator, one U-joint, one ball joint, muffler and tail pipe, windshield and the usual minor stuff, but these are things I expect from a vehicle of that age. It typically gets 18+ MPG and something like 21+ on rural freeways. It had transmission service before I bought it. I had to replace the transfer case (it started slipping out of engagement), but I got one from a salvage yard and got that whole job finished for under $200 plus my time. Even with all that, it still has cost me a lot less than a late model vehicle. I do my own service work for the most part. This is supposed to be a "long life vehicle" and mine seems pretty solid. I know of another one that has been well maintained and has over 500K miles on it.
If you are looking to "buy" a Blazer it is more important to get a well cared for Blazer with a 100,000 miles than a poorly taken care of Blazer with 50,000. I would want to see lots of service history receipts and very frequent oil changes. Two of our customers have had transmission problems but had not had transmission services at regular service intervals. Have a pre-purchase inspection done by a garage knowledgeable in Chevy products, it will be money well spent, hat they find may divert you from buying a "bad car" and or what they find (lack of maintenance or repairs needed) can be used to negotiate price.
thank u very much