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1997 Chevrolet Astro

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What's not to like
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By rjerryc
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1997 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan


Review

Of course, there are those who think every vehicle should be custom built to do everything they personally want. They want 50 mpg and capacity to haul the biggest load imaginable. Very good van - built on a truck chassis and the engine has plenty of power to tow a good sized trailer (5,500 lbs). Lots of driver and passenger comforts-armrests, etc. Easy to drive even when towing a big load. It's not a Ford F-350 so don't expect that! Great van, bigger than a mini-van and a lot better.


Favorite Features

Towing capacity. Driver comfort. Turns in a short radius.


Suggested Improvements

Front passenger may feel a bit cramped if they are tall. Not much solution since you have a sliding door on that side.


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A Great Vehicle
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By gjk5601
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1997 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan


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This van is a truck, not a car, and has the good and bad points of a truck. As a box on wheels, it is great. It hauls lots of people or stuff and tows a heavy trailer. It is nimble in parking lots and comfortable on the highway. It gets 20 mpg at interstate speeds. It is roomy when compared to other minivans and "big" vehicles like Suburbans. I have put 141,000 miles on my 1986 Astro and 147,000 on my 1997. Both have needed transmission and air conditioner rebuild around 90,000 miles. Otherwise, trouble-free. My '97 looks like new and everything works. This van is unique in size and capability. GM should have updated the Astro instead of discontinuing it.


Favorite Features

Roomy inside, but not big on the outside. Good towing capacity.


Suggested Improvements

Easier seat removal. Reintroduce an updated Astro.


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totally satisfied with this van!
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By Carolyn
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1997 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan


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I put the miles on per year and this van keeps up with them have had no major problems .....power window on drivers side.yes but have found that to be a weakness with chevy's.....mine has 142,000 miles and runs like a clock..if I didn't need more room for my business , would definately get another..will be sad to retire this one.


Favorite Features

mine has the compass, temp. package and that is useful in traveling..it is loaded and it runs like a top with all those miles on it (maintain the vehicle, tho)maintenance is everything and we do


Suggested Improvements

for a mid sized van it is a good one. Is bigger than a mini van and a little smaller than a full sized van....I would keep this one for another 60,000 miles if I didn't need more room for the business....I would have more footroom on the passenger side tho.


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A Real Lemon But Love It Anyway!
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By Pam Waugh
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1997 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan


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EVERYTHING has been replaced early and often. Maintained by the book at dealership. My 3rd Astro and will likely get another. This must be a lemon but I love it anyway. It's cost a fortune to repair but had extended warranty for alot of the repairs. But can't seem to get out of the dealership for less than $600 a pop. But it's the perfect sized van for my needs! Just wish it was more reliable. Do wish they had a 4th door though.


Favorite Features

Power seats, front and rear air. Sound system. Dutch door.


Suggested Improvements

Reliability. It's been a running joke.


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


Review

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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