I’ve got a daughter who is at the age to start drivers education. I’ve also got a 2000 Chevy Blazer 4x4 that I think would be a good vehicle for her to learn to do so in. If however she is going to start driving it I want to take care of a couple of issues that I’m fine living with but I don’t think would be good for a new driver.
The first is that I was told a couple of years ago that there is a short in the anti-lock breaking system. Sometimes I have anti-locks… sometimes I don’t. I grew up without anti-locks so know how to pump the breaks to usually make it out of a skid ok. I don’t think I want to throw that extra bit into the equation for a learning driver though. I was told by the dealer that this would be “over $1200” to replace. Just wanted to double check that this is in the ballpark (I’m also looking for a good independent repair shop)
The second is that my gas guage doesn’t work anymore. It will go from full to empty and back in a matter of minutes. I have no problem remembering to set my odometer and fill up at around 200 miles, but again don’t want to add that to her burdon. Any idea on the ballpark for that job.
If this should go in another forum feel free to move it.
Other than those things it really is a very nice low mileage vehicle… and big enough to give my baby girl some protection.