2003 Chevrolet Astro AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
I had an astro before this one drove it for 10 years no problems except the sliding door locked and couldn't open inside or out. It made 24 MPG. Bought a new one because we liked the old one for the room (took out the seats and we could haul 4x8 sheets of plywood. They have good clearance and AWD grip the road when lots of snow and ice ( better than our 1/2 ton 4WD pickup) Also has 5000# tow capacity. But we were very disappointed with the gas mileage on the 2003. We lost 8 to 10 MPG can't understand what happened? It has the same engine as the old one and we drive it the same way.
Tow capacity and roomy interior. clearance and traction on snow and ice.
GAS MILEAGE Looks of the exterior, Kids get embarrassed riding in it. Wipers don't hold up leave a streak right in the best viewing area have switched blades often but we soon have the problem again. interior front wheel wells leave little room for feet on passenger side. Make better gas mileage.