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Pick of the Day: 1999 Chevrolet Blazer with surprisingly low mileage

Compact SUV has been driven ‘only 100 miles per month,’ the seller says

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There are older vehicles with very low mileage that are not surprising, such as Ferraris and other exotics, show cars, drag racers (which accrue their mileage a quarter-mile at a time) and, of course, the little-old-lady-from-Pasadena creampuffs that never got much drive time from their retiree owners. 

But a Chevy Blazer?  That’s a tough and practical SUV that you’d more likely expect to find with loads of miles on it.

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The Pick of the Day is a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer, a sporty 2-door model that has been driven fewer than 27,000 miles in more than two decades, with some custom flourishes added and looking to be in clean and well-maintained condition.  The Conroe, Texas, dealer advertising the Blazer on ClassicCars.com figures that the SUV has been driven an average of 100 miles per month.

“When you locate a vehicle with almost no miles you start to wonder ‘why?’” The dealer says in the ad.  “When you locate one with high miles, you wonder ‘why would anyone buy that?’

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“But when you find a 23-year-old vehicle with only 27k miles, you realize you have found a real ‘gem.’ The miles aren’t so super low that everything has gone bad from non-use. This is a vehicle that has been used sparingly and been very well-maintained.”

The rear-wheel-drive Blazer is a survivor in very-good original condition, the seller says, mostly original but with a few tweaks.

blazer, Pick of the Day: 1999 Chevrolet Blazer with surprisingly low mileage, ClassicCars.com Journal

“It has obviously been lowered and the job was done right with a BellTech lowering kit and spindles,” the ad says. “The only other upgrade was a set of 18″ American Racing Torque Thrust wheels wrapped in new ZR-rated tires.

“Our inspection found only a few small paint imperfections on the hood, an immaculate interior, and everything mechanically working as it should.”

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The Blazer boasts full factory upgrades, such as power windows, locks and mirrors, as well as power steering and brakes.  There’s a roof rack up top and the interior does appear to be in fine shape.

Power is provided by a 4.3-liter V6 with automatic transmission, which should make this compact truck a great highway cruiser.  The enigne compartment looks extra clean.

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There’s been some rekindled interest in 2nd-generation Blazers since Chevy recently rolled out its latest version, so the asking price of $19,900 for this low-mileage example seems quite reasonable.

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

4 COMMENTS

  1. This vehicle wasn’t designed or engineered to run on 18 ” wheels. It also destroys the appearance of this SUV. If I was interested, the first thing I would do is remove those ‘D***’ 18 inches and unload them on Ebay. Today’s generation doesn’t appreciate originality. So sad, that their mind is warped.

  2. Calm down Kidder, our grandparents and parents said the same thing about our generation. The funny thing to me is that they would take a SUV and drop it to the ground to turn it into just another station wagon. Too each their own.

  3. I agree with Kidder, 18 inch wheels don’t belong on this vehicle. Tires are lower profile with less height from the rim to the top of the tire makes for a rougher ride. I’ve been in vehicles that are lowered and with larger wheels and low profile tires & no way would I want something like that! I

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