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Power, Roomines, 23 mpg on trips
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By dave8697
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Astro Minivan 3dr Minivan


Review

Owned it 9 years and 102k mi. I didn't expect it to be perfect and it wasn't. It was $18,400 out the door and stickered for $24,800 so I could easily afford the $250 trans repair in year 6 and the $350 rear a/c line repair in year 7. One water pump, one battery, one serp belt. Very reliable. Takes $9 brake pads and $35 tires. Roof rack adds only interior noise.


Best Features

Middle row reclining buckets. Walk around in while driving. Rear A/C and deep tint. 4.3 L engine gets 23 mpg on a trip.


Worst Features

Hide rear hinges. Footwell size for driver.


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Long Term Test Drive of 9 yrs, 102k mi
Performance
Comfort
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By dave8697
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Astro Minivan 3dr Minivan


Review

I got lucky compared to some on here. I haven't yet spent $600 on repairs in 9 yrs. Bought new and has been less reliable than my previous Astro in some ways. Transmission needed a $170 repair and rear A/C line is not properly supported, wore a leak and needed $350 repair. Water pump going at 80k not impressive. Battery was defective and died from terminal rot out disease that was designed into it to save a few cents. The trans trouble was from an alum part in place of cast iron that was tried and failed. Interior and paint have held up great. No rattles, fade, or things getting loose. Engine like new. Van was well built and gets 23 mpg on trips. Road handling is a weak spot.


Best Features

Quietness through the years. Rock solid engine gets 23 mpg on trips without premium gas or expensive tires. No little things constantly going bad like on older model. CD and cassette. Reclining captains chairs. Roominess on a vacation. Dutch doors. Sliding rear bench. Lack of deterioration thru yrs.


Worst Features

They don't make them anymore. Don't cut corners on the transmission metal, the battery terminals, and design the rear a/c line supports properly. Don't stock the lots with roof rack (wind noise) equipped vans. I've only used it once in 9 years. Easier to remove middle seats. More Passenger leg room.


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By glen brown
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Astro Minivan 3dr Minivan


Review

braking system is no good


Best Features

interior


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Hurrah for Astro and Safari!
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By mattagrella
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Vehicle

1998 Chevrolet Astro Minivan 3dr Minivan


Review

I love these vans.


Best Features

I enjoy the dome light feature.


Worst Features

I only think that the visible hinges on the rear doors should be dealt with.


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