2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer Lt 4x4 Newer 5.3 V8 Many Extras Below Kbb Great Cond on 2040-cars
Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
Up for auction is a very nice low milage (54K) Chevrolet Trailblazer. I purchased this vehicle about a year ago (while my wife was in Florida) from a gentleman in Detroit after a very long search for a low milage "daily driver". As a retiree I don't put on a lot of miles but I wanted a low milage vehicle so I wouldn't have to go looking again anytime soon. My specifications were simple but hard to find. I looked for a reliable late model (2006 or newer), 4x4, V8 and good looking (at my age I've learned no one has to drive an ugly vehicle). This vehicle met nearly all of the criteria but the owner said there was an engine noise. I checked with my buddy who is the service manager at the local GMC dealer and he indicated the vehicle was still under warranty. I bought the vehicle and brought it in to have it checked out. General Motors installed a complete new long block @ about 40k miles (these 5.3 motors are very strong, I can't imagine why anyone would need an SS with a 6.0 in it). New "cats" were installed at the same time.With a brand new motor this vehicle met all of my requirements...i was a happy guy.
My wife returned from Florida and announced that the Chevrolet in the garage had to go. Her father and brothers had owned the local Ford dealership until about three years ago and she felt having a Chevrolet was just bad for family relations. I argued that her dad had ridden in it and her brother had borrowed it and I'd not heard a discouraging word from either of them but she says they're just trying to be nice in a difficult situation. Guess who won that argument? Long story short...I'm selling this "find" and now have to look for a replacement.
I didn't buy this baby to be a "show stopper", I already had one of those, I was looking for reliability. The body had a few small dents and I had a "Dent Dr" remove all but two of those. The roof still has a dent and the cowl hood scoop covers the other. The previous owner was a smoker so I've worked hard to get rid of the smoke smell and it's gone, there are a few small ash spots in the driver seat. Other than that this is a great ride. With a new motor and a pretty bullet proof driveline this truck would have lasted me a very long time, now it will last someone else a very long time.
A friend of mine had purchased a Trailblazer SS at about the same time I bought this truck and he was going to install aftermarket wheels so I bought his wheels (he's now back with SS wheels) and bought a new set of Perelli Scorpion tires (20"). The scoop I already owned from a previous project and it made this truck a "one of a kind". I "blacked out" the bow ties with black 3M reflective tape in the hopes that it would hide must of the Chevrolet ID but that didn't make my family problem go away. The original 17" wheels are included (4) and three of the tires are usable but will have to be replaced in 10k or so. The trailering ability was high on my must have list and this baby can trailer. I only used it to bring my boat home this fall...a total of 2 miles from the ramp, and I pulled my 4x8 enclosed trailer up to hunting camp last fall, a total of 300 miles +/-.
This truck will make someone very happy, no disappointments, look at my feed back. Kelly blue book shows this truck @ $12.8K @74K miles (that would be average miles for this vehicle). That price does not take into account the 20K fewer miles, the new motor @ 40K, the extra wheels/tires or the cowl hood. The truck is TEPH SEAL certified which I'm told is a high end rust proofing.
No low ballers please, if I wanted to give it away I'd give it to a relative or at least someone I knew. Please make sure you have your financing in order, if necessary, before you bid. I will coordinate with your transporter but all the cost of shipping is by the buyer. No zero or negative feedback bidders please.
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