Friday, November 16, 2018

The Other LS V8: 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS

The first generation Chevrolet TrailBlazer was launched in 2002 on the GMT360 platform that was shared with the GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada, Isuzu Ascender, Buick Rainer, and Saab 9-7X.  However, only the TrailBlazer and the 9-7X got the 6.0 liter LS2 monster V8 from the Corvette and it was the first sport futility vehicle to receive Chevy's legendary SS designation. Find this 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS offered for $11,900 in Red Lion, PA via craigslist. Tip from Aaron.



From the seller:
2006 chevrolet trailblazer ss 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
fuel: gas 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
Up for sale is a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS AWD with only 79k miles! 3 owners, clean autocheck, very hard to find a low mileage, clean affordable Trailblazer SS.
Equipped with front and rear AC, cruise, keyless entry, power steering, tilt wheel, stability control and traction control, CD player, Onstar, 20" alloys, sunroof, child seat anchors, dual front airbags, power windows and locks, power mirrors, anti theft, child safety door locks, cloth interior, power seats


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8 comments:

  1. Model: 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Horsepower: 395 hp
    Engine: 6.0 L V8
    Towing capacity: 5,200 lbs
    MPG: 14 city / 17 highway (ouch)
    Curb weight: 4,523 lbs
    Torque: 400 lb-ft
    Fuel tank capacity: 22 gal

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    1. So basically the same mpg as my old Astro Van v6 ..

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  2. I have a good friend with one of these, in which I regularly ride. Goes like stink, and is much more nimble than you would expect for nearly two-and-a-half tons. I affectionately refer to it as the Corv-uck (as in Corvette/Truck).

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  3. Never really given these a second though, but I really dig this. Looks great and has a fun, durable power plant.

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  4. Mechanically, this concept is amazing - it's basically a 4 door evolution of the Typhoon... but faster.

    If you can get past the fact that this uses basically the same interior materials and parts-bin buttons & switches as an early-90's Pontiac, these things are a hoot to drive.

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  5. +1 for sport futility vehicle. how can this be the first time I have seen this appellation? GM really loved square wheel wells for long time (ok, trapezoidal)

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    1. +1 for calling out the ugly GM wheel wells! Amazingly Lotus made the same mistake with the Series 4 Elan. Wheels are round, so should be the openings they go into.

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  6. If only it came in an odd shape like a Saab

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