Comfort and Size
By dave8697 on
1998 Chevrolet Astro LS 3dr Minivan
Original owner for 9.9 years. Have spent a few hundred to fix rear a/c and a few hundred to fix transmission. A rear bearing seal is leaking, the water pump was replaced, and the original battery spit out a terminal. It is easy on tires and brakes and the replacement battery so far. Took on 900 mile trip this month and got over 21 mpg and had room for everything without it being in your way. Interior has held up excellent, except recliner levers. Still solid, quiet, roomy and economical. You don't want to know the resale value unless you are buying a used one.
Rear a/c, high seating position, 4 captains chairs, storage space, walk back capability inside. Up to 23 mpg on highway. Engine like new at 109k miles.
Reliability. Has been in the shop 2 times since out of warranty in 2001, but I have to fix at least one thing every year like tape the sliding door panel down in one corner last year.