Bought new in 1996, first major
problems began after 40K (after weak
warranty) and put well over $2k in it
by 54k miles. Over the years, it
faired OK but broke down at the worst
times, and cost plenty each time.
Thank God for AAA. From 100k -111K
miles, I just put over $6,300 bucks
into it, you name it, engine work
galore, trans, etc. Too bad for the
poor quality in the mechanical aspect,
it has great functionality.
Perfect size, mid-size van, better than
typical small minivans, not obscenely
large like full-size vans. I have a
conversion Astro, which was loaded with
good stuff, too.
Should have been free of such expensive
problems since it has been around since
1985. They should consider dual
sliders, but I still would never buy an
Astro van again.
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.
We paid $10,000 for this in 2002 and it had 50,000 miles on it. For the price and mileage you would expect a decent vehicle. However this van broke down constantly. It has cost us thousands extra in repairs, including a new transmission. Broke down out of state leaving us stranded hundreds of miles from home. Twice. Don't buy this van! A bad, bad, bad vehicle. Horrible experience to own. The torsion bar broke on it, twice. Same thing happened to my friend. The torsion bar broke while I was driving on a crowded interstate at 70mph, on a bridge, with no place to pull over. All my children were in the van. We are lucky that I did not panic and that we didn't wreck. Horrible!
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.
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
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