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Chevy, make another!
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By Jason
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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We purchased our '02 because we owned a '91 & my wife loved being up higher than a typical minivan. It was barely used when we bought it & it had everything we wanted. The biggest improvement over the older one was the rear dutch doors. It's a system that makes complete sense. The adjustability of the bench seats is tremendous, allowing ample leg room for an adult in the back if neccessary. Try having an adult in the back of a Caravan; they may decide to walk! The only thing I needed to change was the factory rims & tires; looked really soft for such a tough truck (and it is a truck!). We love our Astro van and plan on keeping it for years to come


Favorite Features

4.3 Vortec engine (great pickup); rear dutch doors; tow package; rear AC & heat


Suggested Improvements

I wish the benches were split in thirds; it can be a bit difficult removing by yourself (especially the middle). Also, a center console would be nice (we made one for more storage space).


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2002 Astrovan
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By Jed Depew
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased an Astrovan due to its vast cargo capacity and some advice from a mechanic I know. While the engine and drive train has been good it seem likes everything else has a problem. Small things break on a regular basis and are a pain to repair. Door handles, door locks, rear seats, windshield, lights front and rear, etc.


Favorite Features

Tons of cargo space, roof rack, strong engine and drive train.


Suggested Improvements

Chevy needs to work on its quality control, too many small things go wrong.


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Don't Buy It!
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By fire44
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Unless you have a large family and you intend to tow more than the typical mini-van will allow, don't buy one. With just 35,000 mi. I'm already having mechanical problems. We've replaced the ignition, "U" joint and the water pump. There is something else that is making noise under the hood that I haven't tracked down yet and the front end will need work in the very near future. It gets poor fuel economy when compared to other mini-vans and really is not a comfortable vehicle to drive.


Favorite Features

It's a good grocery getter at best. It fits the family but with only a passenger side slider, it is not very user friendly.


Suggested Improvements

Chevy has already done the best thing they could do by discontinuing this model.


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Poor Stepchild to the Suburban
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By KVD
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Got the LS AWD (with leather and every available option) for family trips. No aftermarked flip-down video made for the model. Owned vehicle 6 months and has been in the shop 7 times, once to re-attach the gas tank! Rattles like garbage truck and parts coming apart on the interior. Had a 93 Astro that we drove all over the US with no problems. Get the impression that all the attention goes into SUV design and production. This could be a great vehicle.


Favorite Features

Vortec V-6 and AWD great combo with amble torque and stability. Sets high like a truck.


Suggested Improvements

Attention to detail. I get the unnerving feeling that the minor design flaws mask the major design flaws.


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time to retire it?
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By roger c
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Pros: I like the way it looks, tougher than the typical mini-van. Torquey engine feels powerful, accelerates nicely. Seats 8, not 7 like many others. Dutch door is convenient. Cons: Those wheel. The seats don't fold down and out of the way and weigh a ton if you want to remove them. Storage bins, etc., seem like stuff glued into a cargo van- feel like my kids will snap them off at any minute. Back seat hard to get into. Dual sliding doors not available.


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