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In Thailand and just bought Trailblazer Perfect?? Anyhow its 2.5 liter diesel, seemed to have fair amount of pep. 4x4 loaded, white will pick up Wednesday.
So far dealer speaks even less English than I do Thai which ain't a whole lot... The manual in back was only in Thai so I need to get some English instructions, especially for the nav system. I have Thai wife but we lived USA for 44 years, this will be a transition to say the least. But think I got a good set of wheels, remote start, collision avoidance an lot of good stuff for old guys...Didn't com with air-conditioned seats which I had on my Tundra in Texas, I loved the ventilated seats especially when its real hot. Also this does not have a moon roof which I never used and didn't want so we happy. on that... Need to find out where the damn cabin filter is located but that went right past the dealer dude, they had one guy who speaks English and once we got past hello it went downhill. I asked about cabin filter he showed me air filter under the hood... and the oil filter....The adventures of retiring overseas...
 

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Glad to not only see another Blazer owner on the forum but also someone from Thailand (not that I am).

How different are the cars they have over there? Anything special we don't get?

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Glad to not only see another Blazer owner on the forum but also someone from Thailand (not that I am).

How different are the cars they have over there? Anything special we don't get?

Welcome!
Well to start with the steering wheel is on the wrong side, but back across the big pond don't think they offer a 2.5 liter turbo diesel. This is a fully loaded as hey come here.But this thing seems quite peppy and with less than 2000 Klicks we are seeing 35 MPG or 15.3 KPL.
I guess y'all get the same options we get otherwise. There was no moon roof option here and as a guy who had them for 20 years and probably opened them maybe 10 times I am happy I don't have that. Just a place to leak or forget to close and get rain in...
Things I like
Interior design of seats and material, seems a dark brown and looks real good, appears to be decent quality
Remote start works great
automatic windshield wipers, work way better than the 08 Lexus we had, seem to be much better response to amount of rain and seems variable and max is really ripping.
Beeps an boops, the sensor system for blind spot and collision avoidance (beeps) is very good, we live in small motor bike mania area and they sneak up in blind spots a lot. The sensor for drifting out of your lane (boop) works well even on some 2 lane roads.
4 wheel drive is simple and have only used once during severe rain in high range but was great to have.
The car link to iPhone is cool and the nav system seems to work very well and is not as complicated as the one I had in Tundra back home.
I like so of the little touches, the drivers window cracks open when you open the door, closes when it shuts and the interior cabin seems air tight.
This has interior cabin air filter, which I think today should be mandatory in vehicles with AC.
Full size spare and how its mounted underneath is well thought out and easy to get at.
Tire pressure monitor showing individual tires and weight of load on tires.
Handling seems quite good, suspension is a little stiff but more truck like and firm.
Sound system seems real nice

All in all I am quite happy with Our Blazer, wish the rear seat was removable, it may be but don't look like an easy task. I still have not gotten or found a manual in English so am guessing at some stuff and stymied at others.
Hope we don't have the issues I am seeing reported from your side of pond...Mine was built here in Thailand so maybe build quality is different.....I hate rattles, my Tundra was 7 years old when I sold it and had NONE... I hope to like this as much as I liked the tundra, time will tell
 

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Well to start with the steering wheel is on the wrong side, but back across the big pond don't think they offer a 2.5 liter turbo diesel. This is a fully loaded as hey come here.But this thing seems quite peppy and with less than 2000 Klicks we are seeing 35 MPG or 15.3 KPL.
I guess y'all get the same options we get otherwise. There was no moon roof option here and as a guy who had them for 20 years and probably opened them maybe 10 times I am happy I don't have that. Just a place to leak or forget to close and get rain in...
Things I like
Interior design of seats and material, seems a dark brown and looks real good, appears to be decent quality
Remote start works great
automatic windshield wipers, work way better than the 08 Lexus we had, seem to be much better response to amount of rain and seems variable and max is really ripping.
Beeps an boops, the sensor system for blind spot and collision avoidance (beeps) is very good, we live in small motor bike mania area and they sneak up in blind spots a lot. The sensor for drifting out of your lane (boop) works well even on some 2 lane roads.
4 wheel drive is simple and have only used once during severe rain in high range but was great to have.
The car link to iPhone is cool and the nav system seems to work very well and is not as complicated as the one I had in Tundra back home.
I like so of the little touches, the drivers window cracks open when you open the door, closes when it shuts and the interior cabin seems air tight.
This has interior cabin air filter, which I think today should be mandatory in vehicles with AC.
Full size spare and how its mounted underneath is well thought out and easy to get at.
Tire pressure monitor showing individual tires and weight of load on tires.
Handling seems quite good, suspension is a little stiff but more truck like and firm.
Sound system seems real nice

All in all I am quite happy with Our Blazer, wish the rear seat was removable, it may be but don't look like an easy task. I still have not gotten or found a manual in English so am guessing at some stuff and stymied at others.
Hope we don't have the issues I am seeing reported from your side of pond...Mine was built here in Thailand so maybe build quality is different.....I hate rattles, my Tundra was 7 years old when I sold it and had NONE... I hope to like this as much as I liked the tundra, time will tell
Hey @Yankyoakum, first of all welcome and it's cool to see some feedback on the Thai version of the Blazer. Hopefully it serves you well.

One thing I'm curious about, given the choice would you stick with your version of the Blazer or would you prefer to drive the American version?
 

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Hey @Yankyoakum, first of all welcome and it's cool to see some feedback on the Thai version of the Blazer. Hopefully it serves you well.

One thing I'm curious about, given the choice would you stick with your version of the Blazer or would you prefer to drive the American version?
Fair question but as I have never seen the American version or considered purchase when in USA, I have no data to compare. Thai version front passenger seat is manual adjust and invalid wife doesn't appreciate that, she only has use of one arm/hand. Suspect the American version has more power items, my steering wheel can manually move up a down no power or telescoping. Of everything I looked at here the Blazer had the options I wanted, a reasonable price 47K (cars are expensive here), the color I wanted and was available on the lot. Knew a few folks that owned Blazers for years back home and had no maintenance issues that they complained about and drove them over 10 years. But time will tell, I usually keep vehicles for 10+ years, the only reason I sold the last one was relocating to Thailand. My hope is this one lasts me 10 years.
 

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Fair question but as I have never seen the American version or considered purchase when in USA, I have no data to compare. Thai version front passenger seat is manual adjust and invalid wife doesn't appreciate that, she only has use of one arm/hand. Suspect the American version has more power items, my steering wheel can manually move up a down no power or telescoping. Of everything I looked at here the Blazer had the options I wanted, a reasonable price 47K (cars are expensive here), the color I wanted and was available on the lot. Knew a few folks that owned Blazers for years back home and had no maintenance issues that they complained about and drove them over 10 years. But time will tell, I usually keep vehicles for 10+ years, the only reason I sold the last one was relocating to Thailand. My hope is this one lasts me 10 years.
That's understandable, it's definitely hard to compare when you have no first hand experience with the other one. Hearing you talk about yours has me curious about driving the Asian version of the Trailblazer. I hope yours last you for more than 10 years!
 

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That's understandable, it's definitely hard to compare when you have no first hand experience with the other one. Hearing you talk about yours has me curious about driving the Asian version of the Trailblazer. I hope yours last you for more than 10 years!
Suspect it will if we take care of it, and as an old Oilfield mechanic, until now I changed my own oil and rotated my tires on my Tundra back home but turning 67 and have no floor jack or driveway suspect I will let someone do it from here on out. The vehicle seems very solid and truckle, suspect its the same frame as the Colorado here.
I'm still fussing with dealer about a damn manual in English, supposedly its being mailed to me... Got called t come tp dealer in and upgrade software, christ I hope this is better than IOS 13 on the damn iPhone...that just sucks and has caused all sorts of misery.....
Things I don't like are the damn gas cap button lodged directly under the steering wheel right beside hood latch which neither can be seen and hard to even feel..... I seem to always pop the hood when trying to fill up tank. I think the locals at gas station think I'm an idiot...You do not pump your own gas here in the sticks....gotta smile at that as I pumped a whole lotta gas back when I was 16. Can you guys remove the last row of seats from yours without any issues. I still have not attempted that, no good place to store them here just yet if I could get them out.
 

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Suspect it will if we take care of it, and as an old Oilfield mechanic, until now I changed my own oil and rotated my tires on my Tundra back home but turning 67 and have no floor jack or driveway suspect I will let someone do it from here on out. The vehicle seems very solid and truckle, suspect its the same frame as the Colorado here.
I'm still fussing with dealer about a damn manual in English, supposedly its being mailed to me... Got called t come tp dealer in and upgrade software, christ I hope this is better than IOS 13 on the damn iPhone...that just sucks and has caused all sorts of misery.....
Things I don't like are the damn gas cap button lodged directly under the steering wheel right beside hood latch which neither can be seen and hard to even feel..... I seem to always pop the hood when trying to fill up tank. I think the locals at gas station think I'm an idiot...You do not pump your own gas here in the sticks....gotta smile at that as I pumped a whole lotta gas back when I was 16. Can you guys remove the last row of seats from yours without any issues. I still have not attempted that, no good place to store them here just yet if I could get them out.
That's a very weird and annoying place to put the gas cap button.
 

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OK not sure where to put this but first issue with new Blazer, got recall to update software, its 40 miles to dealer and I'm upcountry Thailand....Cool lets just program Chevy Dealer in Nav and rock an roll...or my case beep an boop...Not so fast gringo..when accessing Nav find the letter C does not work, as in CHEVY DEALER...so relying on my somewhat faulty memory and sister in laws direction we make it to dealer. We have an appointment for this software update.... They take car, nobody speaks English, I'm slightly confused, not uncommon.... sister in law explains the nav issues, we earlier noticed some letters were difficult to punch in but as I still don't have a English manual we thought it had to be in park to use the nav system...maybe.
2 hrs later software update complete but they agree Nav system is not 100% functional, but have to call corporate to authorize replacement/repair parts. Next day receive call from nice lady that replacement approved, parts on order and they will call back when ready to return car. So far thats the only issue, no rattles, squeaks or other anomalies and still getting good gas mileage, almost 2K miles on it. Its not a pickup truck but damn sure the next best thing... still lovin' my chevy...
 

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Oh yes, for the first time when they called back the lady spoke English to me, I was so happy, her English is a whole lot better than my Thai, got no complaints with Chevy here if I can just get the manual I can read...
 
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