The Hat Trick Van
By gus loves it on
1997 Chevrolet Astro LS 3dr Minivan AWD
Love these vans, my third one. The 88 went 360,000, 94 AWD still strong at 455,000. I have been told mileage would drop of on these Vortecs, but I just pulled 21mpg on recent trip (8 hrs). Lots of power (190hp?), great reliablity, rides great. I don't know of a better buy for your money. Rides like a car ,hauls like a truck. Wife is confident with AWD. The EXT AWD hugs the road in windy conditions, much better that the 2WD.
The ride and convenience of rear doors. Excellent vision, smooth shifting, stylish body molding.
Idler arms,a way to drain front differential, and more accurate fuel gauge.