I love my Astro, its been the most reliable car I've ever had. American build quality is making waves once again and I'm proud to own this vehicle. Handles great, the 4.3 vortec is bullet-proof and super responsive. You dont have to worry about little problems because the Astro parts while not luxurious are very time-tested.
Comfortable, roomy, great for road trips and around town errands. More durable than a Honda Accord, maintenance costs very low. All around solid vehicle, would put it up against any Hyundai any day
Exterior style is a bit dated, would suggest buying one used, 4-5 years old. Of course the interior plastics, though reliable, have been a knock for some time now, but that wouldn't stop me from having another one.