Original price: $21,740.00
On loan from: Danny Oberg, Grand Island, NE
Number made: 149,195
Engine, etc.: V-6, 190 h.p.; two-door models had a 5-speed manual transmission or optional automatic; four-wheel-drive was also an option
New for the 2001 models was a two-door, two-wheel drive Blazer Xtreme which had an aggressive appearance and special low-riding suspension.
Blazers had standard anti-lock brake systems and front-passenger air bags. Optional was a new programmable auto door lock/unlock feature which could be set for the owner’s preferences.
By 2001 the Blazer had been made for almost twenty years. It was a sport utility vehicle that could be used for hard work but also offered comfort and security. Blazers had low profile tires, 5-spoke aluminum wheels, fog lamps, leather wrapped steering wheel, a heavy-duty platform hitch, a Bose sound system, and 6-disc CD changer.
Both the two and four-door Blazers could carry six passengers comfortably. The exterior styling was popular with younger buyers.
When Ford came out with the Bronco, Chevy needed a competitor. The Chevrolet K5 Blazer was built from 1969 to 1995 and was the smallest full-size SUV version of GM’s C/K truck family. They were renamed Blazer in 1992 and replaced in Chevy’s lineup by the Tahoe in 1995. The Blazer became a smaller counterpart and remained a popular option.