The more things change, the more they stay the same. That age-old adage is once again proven by the video you'll see below. In a classic battle of Chevy versus Ford, the 1981 Blazer SUV is pitted against the Ford Bronco in a dealer training video designed to give sales staff all the information they needed to sway customers toward the Bowtie and away from the Blue Oval.
We saw the 2013 Chevrolet TrailBlazer last fall as a near-production concept, but today we get the real thing – in pixelated, jpeg form, that is. Indeed, this is about as close as U.S. buyers will probably get to the new Trailblazer. While we weren't expecting General Motors to change its tune about bringing the diesel-powered, seven-seat SUV stateside, we called and asked anyway. Chevrolet spokesman Tom Wilkinson told us, "There are currently no plans to bring that vehicle to the U.S."
We're in the heart of General Motors' downtown Detroit headquarters for a press conference tied to the 100th anniversary of Chevrolet, and Chris Perry, the brand's Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy, has just confirmed a new TrailBlazer SUV. To be based on the company's new global mid-size Colorado pickup, the vehicle will be unveiled November 10 at the Dubai Motor Show.
Sure, the BMW X3 has all-wheel-drive, stability control, and a large selection of standard and optional goodies, but if you're looking for a budget Bimmer to handle lousy conditions both on and off the pavement, there's a car for sale in Mansfield, Texas that you can score for less than the price of the X3's Premium Package! Yes, folks, $2,500 will put you behind the wheel of the '81 3-series pictured at right, which has thoughtfully been placed atop the chassis and drivetrain of an '83 Blazer f