Everything went to hell at 60,000
miles... with me in it! It's been in
the shop 6 times in the last two
months. Every time I make any money
it goes to my mechanic. As soon as I
get back from SCI's New Years run I
get to get the tranny fixed. Anyone
want buy an Astro?
I can crash in the back after shows.
A better engine and transmission.
How 'bout a standard 10 year warrenty.
Not a great track record 4 sets of brakes, idle arm replacements, 4 sets of tires, the water pump and now the catalytic converter plus there is no A/C in the back and the kids roast in the summer. Bad gas mileage and an expensive car to maintain. Door handles have broken and the passenger side no longer locks. No more Astros for this mom.
A/C front and back. Better brakes, better mileage, better reliability
This van has been lousy since the get
go. At 16,000 miles, it died on the
freeway. The catalytic converter,
oxygen sensor and fuel pump needed
replacing. It has broken down numerous
times. The fuel pump has been replaced
twice, rear AC twice and on and on and
on. The cabin had an unlocated water
leak which caused the carpet and
padding to saturate and produce mold.
GM Customer relations had to be brought
in to mediate. After paying for new
padding and having it happen again, we
finally just removed it and put it back
in place when we traded the ridiculous
thing in. It rides like a mattress
suspended on beach balls. First and
LAST GM experience.
Dutch doors...when the hatch struts
don't fail because they're under sized.
GM has had...what, 19 years to "work
the bugs out"? Forget it. Junk, junk,
Our '98 Astro seems to always need something fixed. Many of the up-keep has been expensive due to the area of parts on the van. At 115,000 miles, we were told its transmision is on its way out. Great. Would I buy this vehicle again? No way.
Maybe the dealership sold us a lemon,
but we have had problems from day one.
We had to replace our tires the first
time at under 10,000 miles because we
could not keep the alignment in check.
This van is on its fourth set of tires
and I have lost count of the alignments
we have had done. We take good care of
our cars as far as preventive maint.,
but this van has been nothing but
trouble. By the way, it only has
49,000 miles on it. Other problems
included air conditioning problems. I
have rthe safety reviews of this van
and it is listed as "poor". My
suggestion is if you want a minivan,
get a minivan.
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