GM’S EXIT ‘TRAILBLAZERS’ A BARGAIN
GOING to a muddy 4x4 jamboree with all purpose tyres is a lot like taking a pocket knife to a gun fight, especially when the event is hosted by blokes with farmer tans in the George’s Valley, outside Tzaneen.
But this is exactly what Isuzu did, inviting Wheels to join a crew of city slickers in KB bakkies and Chevrolet Trailblazers. The Trailblazers again showed it will climb any obstacle as long as its tyres have grip, and we would recommend this vehicle as a bargain buy, what with the sentiment currently against it in the wake of General Motors announcing its exit from South Africa.
In its place, we can expect Australia’s favourite SUV, the seven-seater Isuzu MU-X. More details on this when the launch happens. Meanwhile, Wheels advises SUV buyers can do a lot worse than to negotiate with a GM dealer nearby to get a good deal on the outgoing Trailblazer.
Explaining why chunks were chewed out of the driver’s seat, the driver’s said it was because the vehicle went sideways faster than it went upwards on this slippery slope challenge. The chewing continued after the slide stopped just short of hitting a tree — with to SUV see-sawing on three wheels.