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1996 Chevrolet Astro Minivan


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Chevrolet Astro Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1996

    A new interior with dual airbags, new radio systems, an improved V6 and three new paint colors are the changes for this year.

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  Average Consumer Rating (28 total reviews)

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Good hauler but nickeled and

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Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet Astro

We bought the '95 in 2004 for $4000. It had A/C, AWD and seating for 8. We had just had our 4th child so needed something that could seat 6 so that threw out most of the cars from the equation. I loved this van but it started to cost money and working under the hood was a real pain due to the engine compartment being so small and the "dog house" in the interior having to be removed to work on anything. Mechanics automatically charge more to work on these types of vehicle since there is a lot of effort to gain access to the parts that need to be replaced. Luckily, I could do a lot of the work my self. For the 5 years we owned it, I put about $1000-1500 each year into it.

Love that chevy

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Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet Astro

For a van it has major power, with a rwd transmission (700r4) and a 4.3 L 262 Chevrolet v6 you have to respect this van. And only Chevrolet can deliver a vehicle with great performance and ride comfort. Horse rating at 190; mine has a little more due to some engine work; and torque at 262, this van out performs tons of v6's, some v8's, and a 4 cylinder won't come close to this van's power, great van built by the best motor company ever. Love that Chevy!

10 pretty good years

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Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet Astro

This has been the 'family truckster' for the past 10 years and 90K miles, and has pulled a camper 1/2 across the country, and has hauled the family on many long (13 hour drive) trips. Only let us down twice - once for a fuel pump (managed to get it going, no tow needed) and once with a cooling system blowout. Now, at 200K miles, it's got headgasket problems (maybe it's had those for a while now) ready to retire it.

Gas Mileage


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  • 17
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Full 1996 Chevrolet Astro Review

What's New for 1996

A new interior with dual airbags, new radio systems, an improved V6 and three new paint colors are the changes for this year.

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