by Jim on Nov 10, 2008 Vehicle: 1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 3dr Ext Minivan
Bought because kids were fighting in car and needed more cargo space. Will tow anything, have taken seats out and put a cord of firewood, 30 sheets of plywood, dirtbikes, snowblower, appliances, you name it for the cottage. Will get 25 mpg at 60mph, one set of tires, brakes, shocks, and a muffler in 70,000 miles. Started outright dying on me 3 years ago, (got very excited) but only turned out to be a $11 pulse generator in the distributor. Sounds like a stagecoach on rough roads. I am trying to kill it by not changing the oil, 20,000 miles have gone by, why won't it die? I really wan't to buy a newer AWD model, but this one is worth nothing to trade in.I would buy again in a heartbeat!
by Mel on Dec 7, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 3dr Ext Minivan
This is my 2nd Astro both have been great! This one now has 200,000 miles and going strong. Typical minor repairs have been done over the years. Nothing out of the ordinary. Hubby's NEW car has had more repairs in 1yr than mine has had in 5! I get great mileage too on this van. about 24 on the highway 19 in town.
by Bonneluvr on Jun 23, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 3dr Ext Minivan
My Astro has been a great vehicle.
Other than the idler arms needing
replacement at 50k miles (typical for
that vehicle), the only major repair
was an alternator at 80k. With 105k on
it now and no rust, it still looks and
drives wonderfully. I've had the carpet
covered since it was new so you'd never
know this van was 10 years old.
Base 4.3-liter V6 gets 15 additional horsepower. Automatic transmission gets electronic shift controls and second-gear start feature. New speedometer reads to 100 mph. Driver airbag is offered as an option midyear.