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2003 Trailblazer LS RWD - a good buy?

moeshinola1moeshinola1 Posts: 2
edited November 2015 in Chevrolet
I'm looking for a larger vehicle to replace my little Honda Civic since winter is coming and I have a small PA and guitars to haul around for band practice and gigs. The vehicle I'm looking at has a very good Carfax report, being serviced several times by it's 4 previous owners and only showing one accident, what looks like a fender bender(a tire was replaced and the wheels balanced, that's all), no rebuilds or totals or anything like that. It was repo-ed from it's last owner and bought at auction by the dealer where it's at now. Cosmetically it's in beautiful shape. I'm reading a lot of good things about the inline 6 cylinder engine this vehicle has, and I'm hoping that it's weight and the new tires the dealer put on it will make up for it being RWD and not a 4WD. Should I even be worried about it with this vehicle? One review I read indicates maybe I should just get some snow chains and leave it at that.

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  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Tires make a big difference as does taking it easy in bad weather (or staying home). But my preference would still be FWD over RWD for winter driving. Chains can help you get moving, but they are a serious pain to deal with. I avoided messing with them as much as I could when I loved in snow country.

    Even though you've done your due diligence with this SUV, a pre-purchase inspection would give you a pretty good idea if you're going to need any work done on it in the near future.

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