This van has been nothing but a money pit from the day we bought it used. We have had to replace the water pump, full transmission, repair AC, CV joints on front end, muffler fell off, battery, alternator and starter (all in the last three years). The driver side door hinge is falling off and the windows does not work. Horribly noisy on the inside. Save your money for a Toyota!
Feels like a big truck!
Everything. Chevy needs to stop making vehicles with substandard parts.
Although we had read pretty bad reviews
about the Astro in Consumer Reports, we
have had great luck with ours. We
didn't have many options in choosing a
minivan since we needed something that
could tow our boat, and the Astro is
the only one other than GMC Safari that
can handle it. We have a number of
repairs, two of them pricey, but the
extended warranty we bought at Carmax
covered everything. Overall, this has
been a great van for our family of 4
kids with room to spare for friends to
come along. We found ours to be worth
the price. If anything, the low CR
rating makes a used Astro very
8 passenger seating is a huge bonus --
not many minivans can seat more than
7. Also, the towing capacity is great
since it allows us to tow our boat or
borrow our friend's camper.
Rear (3rd) seat legroom is a little
tight. This wasn't a problem when our
kids were smaller, but as they are
hitting the teen years, it's a little
cramped (but extremely spacious
compared to any SUV with a 3rd seat!)
From day one, the van has ben nickle
and diming us to death. We could not
claim lemon because they were all
different problems. We have only 54K
on it, and we have replaced alternator,
wiper motor and need a new A/C
compressor, driver's door window motor,
transmission and everything on the
motor that has oil in it has a leak. I
would not tell my worst enemy to buy
one of these peices of junk.
This is an awful vehicle. Everything
breaks and need replacing within the
first few years. Every conceivable
notor and drive mechanism wears out
prematurely. It drives like a tank,
does not haus particularly well, and
gets lousy mileage. I would steer
anyone I talk to to away from this
vehicle. In fact, I have never heard
of anyone who actually likes this van
or would replace an old one with a new
FOR THE MONEY I WOULDN'T HAVE ANY OTHER
MINI VAN! I HAVE ALL THAT SPACE THAT
OTHERS DONT AND ITS NOT TO BIG OR TO
SMALL! I DRIVE MY VAN EVERYDAY TO TAKE
THE KIDS TO SCHOOL AND BALLGAMES AND
ERRANDS IT DOES FINE!!!
INTERIOR SPACE! ALL OF THE COMPARTMENTS
TO ORAGANIZE OUR JUNK!
BETTER GAS MILEAGE IN THE MOUNTAINS!
LOL!AND I DO WISH I HAD THE DUTCH DOORS
INSTEAD OF THE DOUBLE BACK DOORS! MY
HUSBAND HATES THE BAR DOWN THE MIDDLE
WHEN HE IS TRYING TO DRIVE!
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