1999 Chevy Blazer: Pretty Much A Rickshaw Disguised As The Future

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1999. As Mr. Regular calls it; the nintiest of the nineties. When everything we built reflected an unbridled optimism about "living in the future." Yes, this includes the sanded-brick-shaped 1999 Chevy Blazer.

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Andrew P. Collins

So, anybody have thoughts on the early-90's, still-square iteration of these? 'Cause there's a 6.5 diesel-powered one in my neighborhood for short money aaaaaand I'm pretty tempted.