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1997 Chevrolet Astro

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By Ian Leigh
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1997 Chevrolet Astro LS 3dr Minivan


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Very poorly made. Falling apart with less than 51000 miles and maintained by the book


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Stay Away from Astro and GMC Products
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By Astro Owner
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1997 Chevrolet Astro LS 3dr Minivan AWD


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The Astro Van has known manufacturing defects that GMC/Chev. have not addressed which include, the side window not locking in an open position, transmission slippage, idler arm defects which result in early wear of tires. This is a poorly built, low volume vehicle that either needs to be pulled from assembly or fixed.


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Piece of junk
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By Steve Ritchey
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1997 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan


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Replaced power window motor three time,windshield wiper motor,intake gasket,rear air conditioning hose,fuel gauge sender,cruise control cable and its had a steady miss in overdrive that they never could fix.


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By daddyronhank
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1997 Chevrolet Astro LS 3dr Minivan AWD


Review

After nearly 4 years I still own this van. Resale value has dropped so it's senseless to sell or trade. Replaced idler arms and factory recall repaired the windshield wipers. Blower motor on AC was replaced but I guess my resistor is bad since the blower does not always work (i.e. when it's very hot or very cold). Cleaning the throttle body intake took care of the sticking gas pedal. 'Just bought a boat so the towing capacity will come in handy. Ride is rough but improved with Michelin Harmony tires. Driver's side power window sticks but stopping it before it goes all the way down seems to reduce the problem. Current brakes have nearly 30K miles but they are due for replacement.


Favorite Features

Creature comforts - 4 captain's seats. Towing capacity. More comfort that a truck but can still pull a load. Excellent in the snow with AWD.


Suggested Improvements

Better ride and gas mileage! Better reliablity.


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97 Astro AWD
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By rpoling
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1997 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan AWD


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Purchased new, performed all recommended maintenance. No major problems until it hit 100,000 miles last year. In the past year, the following problems developed: Head gasket, transmission lines, coil, water pump, tensioner, wiper motor, both power window motors, door locks, rear hatch lifters, vacuum leaks, oil leaks, and more.


Favorite Features

Dutch doors, sits high like a truck, good headlights.


Suggested Improvements

Better quality. Desigh all parts for 250k miles instead of 100k miles. Take a lesson from the Japanese.


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