2002 Chevrolet Astro LS AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
We had owned a '90 Plymouth Grand Voyager, and liked its large interior,
but didn't like its reliability. The Astro has at least as much room, but has
been perfectly reliable so far, and has a lot more power. We enjoy camping,
but never dared take our pop-up into the mountains with the Plymouth. The
Astro does a nice job of taking us and our stuff wherever we want to go. The
old van was good on snow, but the Astro is something else altogether - it is
diffucult to make it slip even when you try. I'd recommend it to anyone who
has an active family.
Holds a bunch of stuff and tows our tows our 2500# trailer with no problems
(even over the passes in Colorado).
The seating is very comfortable for everyone on long trips (all of the seats
Small footwells aren't ideal (especially on the passenger side).
The center captain's chairs don't come out without the aid of a wrench.
It needs a brake controller connection like the larger Chevy trucks.