Cars That Stand the Test of Time

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Chevrolet Blazer
Introduced: 1969
When the original Blazer came to market it was called the K5 Blazer, and Chevrolet built the vehicle to compete with the likes of the Ford Bronco and Jeep Cherokee. Built on a full-size pickup truck chassis, that Blazer of yore was larger than the competition and originally came exclusively with 4-wheel drive — a 2-wheel-drive variant joined the Blazer family in 1970. In 1983 Chevrolet introduced a smaller S-10 Blazer offering better maneuverability as well as improved fuel economy. In 1995 Chevy replaced the larger K5 Blazer with the Tahoe, leaving only the smaller model which by then was simply called Blazer. Chevrolet suspended the last of the Blazer line in 2005, although the time-honored name would be revived — eventually.

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