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Hello,

We will be purchasing a Chevy Blazer this year. Would love to hear your must have's and not necessarily needs. I know I want an RS, Sun/moon roof in Hot Red or Bright Metallic Blue. Not a big fan of the auto stop start.

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The LED headlamps are nice but not great but better than the HID projectors. RS bells & whistles are great. Low profile tires will be more noise, just be aware. Gas mileage is as advertised. 300 + HP also nice. Stop/start is ok. Curious what is your dislike of the start/stop?
 

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I think you can turn off "auto stop" in settings. If not you can turn off "auto stop" on dashboard button for each time you start the engine.
 

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I've been driving my new cherry red blazer RS for 2 weeks and have yet to see the auto-start-stop feature turn my engine off. I think that is because my ac temp setting is on LOW as we don't need any heat here in New Orleans, especially as summer approaches. It may be winter late this year before I need to press that auto start stop button!
 

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I thought I would not like auto stop . If you rush your throttle application it jerks a bit. If you take your time applying throttle it is much smoother and the feature helps with fuel economy. Now I like it.
 

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The LED headlamps are nice but not great but better than the HID projectors. RS bells & whistles are great. Low profile tires will be more noise, just be aware. Gas mileage is as advertised. 300 + HP also nice. Stop/start is ok. Curious what is your dislike of the start/stop?
That's good to know about the low profile tires. The Blazer we test drove had them and I did notice a little road noise.
We keep our cars for along time. How current car has 295,000 miles. We can't imagine that starting and stopping can be good on an engine. It will be interesting the long term effect on cars that have it and use it.
 

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I purchased a cherry red Blazer RS last week. The auto start/stop is not a big deal. I feel the same way as you--didn't want it and won't use it. It is SO easy to disengage, and the button is located right below the engine button, so it is just a two-step push instead of one. Very quickly, you will find it becoming second nature to push both buttons For me, the must-have package is the Enhanced Driver's Convenience package. My car also has the Driver's Confidence Package II, which wasn't a must-have for me, but I am learning to enjoy some of its features. Thank goodness most of the safety features that come with this package can be modified or even turned off. I have the sun roof, but it wasn't a requirement for me. I also have the glowtie, which was also fluff. With the chip shortage, it can be a unicorn finding the right color of car with only the packages you want. I ended up buying more car than I wanted, because if I was going to get one in the color I wanted, this is the one I had to buy as soon as it became available. One of my local dealerships actually had the red hot and cherry red coming in on the same transport--those colors are impossible to find around here. The red hot sold in transport, and I bought the cherry red (ended up liking it better after seeing both together) the day it came in.

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We can't imagine that starting and stopping can be good on an engine. It will be interesting the long term effect on cars that have it and use it.
My concern is extra wear n tear on the starter itself. And I wonder how much better gas mileage is actually attained.

I personally don't like the auto stop. There are times when I'm waiting to get into a road with 2 way traffic, and turn left. Have to judge 2 diff directions of speeding cars (40mph area but cars go 50 to 60mph! RESIDENTIAL ROAD!). I need that instant throttle response.
 

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I purchased a cherry red Blazer RS last week. The auto start/stop is not a big deal. I feel the same way as you--didn't want it and won't use it. It is SO easy to disengage, and the button is located right below the engine button, so it is just a two-step push instead of one. Very quickly, you will find it becoming second nature to push both buttons For me, the must-have package is the Enhanced Driver's Convenience package. My car also has the Driver's Confidence Package II, which wasn't a must-have for me, but I am learning to enjoy some of its features. Thank goodness most of the safety features that come with this package can be modified or even turned off. I have the sun roof, but it wasn't a requirement for me. I also have the glowtie, which was also fluff. With the chip shortage, it can be a unicorn finding the right color of car with only the packages you want. I ended up buying more car than I wanted, because if I was going to get one in the color I wanted, this is the one I had to buy as soon as it became available. One of my local dealerships actually had the red hot and cherry red coming in on the same transport--those colors are impossible to find around here. The red hot sold in transport, and I bought the cherry red (ended up liking it better after seeing both together) the day it came in.

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That's a beaut!! We finally found a red hot in a neighboring state only a 8 hr round trip drive still in transit. We were headed to sign with our deposit and low and behold it can in that same day. Found the same with the auto start shut off, we will just have to get into the habit. So far we love it.
 
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