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Old 02-21-2019, 03:28 PM
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Looking at new blazer

At the Chevy dealer getting the oil changed on the work truck and they have a new blazer on the show room. I hope ford donít do this to the bronco. This blazer looks like a soccer mom minivan
 
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:15 PM
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Yeah, but at least they had photos of it soon after they announced it and it's on the showroom floor already. Who cares that it's a minivan, GM Corporate kept us consumers in the loop all along! And it's a minivan you can drive NOW, not some pipe dream "coming in 2020" like the Bronco.
 
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:20 PM
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Yeah, but at least they had photos of it soon after they announced it and it's on the showroom floor already. Who cares that it's a minivan, GM Corporate kept us consumers in the loop all along! And it's a minivan you can drive NOW, not some pipe dream "coming in 2020" like the Bronco.
Yeah.... I'd rather wait and NOT get a minivan... as I think most bronco fans would. If you're not happy with the wait nothing is stopping you from buying that ugly as sin minivan blazer
 
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:01 PM
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The Blazer is a cookie cutter redo on the Acadia/XT5 platform with no new engineering except a Camaro lookalike grille and is a unit body vehicle. Ford already has the Edge which is essentially the same footprint and market slot as the Blazer. The Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave are based on the same platform as the Blazer, stretched and widened. Platform engineering is a cheap way to make multiple vehicles.

Chrysler's K car was used for the original Reliant and Aries, made sportier for the Dodge Daytona, and made taller and longer for the Grand Caravan. It's not a bad concept, but usually results in compromises.

Furthermore, every UAW and Unifor (formerly CAW/Canadian Auto Workers) employee (and their friends, family, and neighbors) are completely pissed at GM for closing US and Canadian car plants and setting up Blazer production in Mexico. The Blazer has this ultra bad mojo from the get-go. The Buick Envision is also a nice looking 2-row SUV that is made completely in China with 98% Chinese content. (And the Buick Encore is Korean, Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain are also Mexican.) Blazers are not gonna be popular in UAW country. People in the know despise the Envision for the total sellout it represents.

Did you know that you can't park your Mexican-made Dodge Journey at UAW world headquarters here in Detroit for Union business? Go find street parking and take a walk if you are not driving American or Canadian.

The Bronco is pretty much a ground-up new design (admittedly taking some of its mechanical bits from the Ranger), which takes more work and engineering, and it will be built 30 miles from my house in Michigan. Rushing a totally new vehicle to market is not a good idea; Ford wants to get it right. Children who want a shiny new vehicle right now to "wear" will buy Blazers. If you want a tough off-road capable vehicle, the Blazer ain't it.
 
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:21 AM
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The damned thing looks ignorant. It looks like an Autobot from a 2010 Transformers movie.
 
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Old 02-25-2019, 12:27 PM
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That Blazer is a disgrace to the original off road Blazer. What a joke!
 
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It might have been an OK vehicle, but it should never have used that name:

 
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It might have been an OK vehicle, but it should never have used that name:

Agreed, it could've been a good filler in the Chevy lineup. But throwing the name on it was just like slapping it's momma
 
 


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