Bought it as replacement for my 1989 pajero, wanted more high and space, never had regrets what so ever. I drive the astro every day, sun or snow. It does it very very well. It's proven very reliable, in almost a year just a service and an alternator. I service it myself, which is not so hard to do as long as you got a set of tools and means of getting access underneath (I put it on ramps) one of the other reviewers here says it's impossible to change te plugs... Well I have to seriously disagree on that! Use a pipe type spanner and a screw driver and it's done in a couple of minutes. My astro has a high roof fitted, still makes the 16 mpg, powerful engine and it hauls great
twin back doors instead of hatch, captain chairs, back ones turnable, high roof (1.7 mtr hight inside), rear wheel drive, paint job (color setting, not paint quality), IT IS GALVANIZED !!!!! BRILLIANT !
More space in the dash to put stuff, better fuel economy, better quality paint finish