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Autotrader Find: Ultra-Basic 2005 Chevy Blazer

If you’re interested in buying a used SUV with absolutely zero frills or features, here it is. This is a 2005 Chevy Blazer, painted in white with steel wheels and, of course, 2-wheel drive. It has basically nothing — no options or added features — and it’s truly the most basic of base models.

On the outside, this Blazer already looks pretty basic, as it includes the available steel wheels — a rare feature on a vehicle like this, as most came with alloys. In fact, it was only fleet-spec vehicles that typically used these cheap steel wheels, which were difficult to find at dealerships. It also has window tint, which was likely an option. The white color makes the vehicle look pretty basic.

The stripped-down character continues on the inside. Of course, this Blazer has cloth seats, but it also has an AM/FM stereo with no CD or cassette player. This wasn’t a common configuration back in 2005, but this Blazer has it. This Blazer doesn’t have much else though, as it really is tremendously, almost impressively basic and features no other frills.

This Blazer is offered for sale by Shumate Truck Center in Tampa, and the listing notes that it’s a retired local government vehicle. That makes sense, given how basic it is and how it’s traveled just 36,000 miles from new, which is a nice point about this ultra-simple SUV. If you’re interested, this Blazer can be yours for $8,999, which isn’t a bad deal for a used SUV with 36,000 miles on it — even if it is missing a couple of nice amenities. Find a Chevrolet Blazer for sale

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  1. It’s base, but it still has heated/power mirrors and power windows/locks, a/c and looks like cruise control too. It doesn’t have a rear heated glass though, which is an odd item to miss. Those seats are great though. Same bench as in the 95-99 Lumina!

    This was a really old design by 2005 – the TrailBlazer came out a three years already when this was new. 

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