I have a co-worker in need of a 4x4 family hauler. He is fighting the age-old battle of “take on a car payment and get a newer, nicer vehicle (and a car payment) or buy an older one with cash, drive it until the wheels fall off, rinse, repeat”. He is capable of some repairs on his own, but with two kids and another on the way needs something at least somewhat reliable.

He found this Trailblazer near him, and it’s easily in his cash-payment zone. He’s asked my opinion on it, but I don’t know a ton about Trailblazers. Assuming there are no glaring issues, is it a good deal? Or is it a ticking time bomb?