A Lot of Van for the Money
By LVFosterDad on
Vehicle2003 Chevrolet Astro Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
ReviewThis van has more passenger, cargo, and
towing capacity than any other minivan
on the market. The truck frame and
suspension make it much sturdier than
the the car-based minivans of today yet
the ride quality and handling reflect
the beefier suspension. The interior
quality of the LS looks and feels cheap
but I like the rubber floor mats that
it came with. Compared to the 2002
Pontiac Montana that I owned
previously, this van is much more
capable of of hauling 8 adult
passengers and their luggage. If
you're looking for a van that can truly
carry eight people and still cruise
effortlessly down the freeway this is
the van for you.
Best FeaturesSingle sliding door that feels sturdier than the dual sliding doors of today's newer vans, rubber floor mats, great engine and transmission, surprisingly good fuel economy, commanding view of the road, wonderful towing capacity, wonderful price.
Worst FeaturesCheap interior, no GM Oil Life System, intruding wheel wells/lack of front foot space, lack of front storage, turning radius of a Greyhound bus (don't even try to make a U-turn), bad crash test rating, very squirly on wet pavement, vehicle is "thrown" around by high winds.
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