First, i want to thank all of you for a super forum. Your posts went a long way in helping me make the decision between a Bronco or a Blazer. In fact, I lurked around this this forum and a Bronco forum for about a month before I decided to actively pursue a used Blazer. FYI, in the Bronco forum most of the poster agreed the Blazer was an overall better vehicle. I found a one owner '87 K5 in Phoenix that had 185,000 miles, was well maintained, really runs strong and still looks good. It is a "plane jane" with virtually no options at all except posi. My first surprise was the fuel economy....I picked it up with 1/2 tank of gas and expected to have to fill it up at least once before I got to tucson. Much to my surprise, it only used 1/4 of a tank (6-7 gals?) to go the 125 miles. This at 75 mph with the 32 X 11.5 tires. My second surprise was that I thought I was going 70 but my wife (who was following) said it was a nice even 75. When I got it back here I have been gettign everything check out and it looks like I might have a tranny problem. It seem that there was a small amount of black sediment in the bottom of the pan, not chunks just sorta muddy. Changed oil and will wait to see if the thing begais to slip. Now to find some sand or maybe a hill.