2004 Chevrolet Astro Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
The best vehicle in its class. The
problem is that it's the only one in
its class. Because of no competition,
GM has treated the Astro like an ugly
step child. The last revision was
nearly ten years ago.
I upgraded to a 2000 model from the '91
I had. The only noticeable difference
beside appearance was the reliability
of a newer vehicle. After just a few
years my new van rattled just like my
old one. I've had many service calls
that were fortunately under warranty.
Delco batteries only last two years in
Florida.I love my van but I'm sorry
that when I'm ready for a new one, GM
will have done little to give me a
reason to buy.
Better utility than ANY SUV or other
minivan. Small enough to drive around
town and big enough to really work.
Give back the outboard armrests. More
leg room up front. A few more inches
of cargo length Easier to remove
passenger seats. More power. Better
suspension (steering geometry scrubs
tires). Better quality! Up to date
features. Stiffer frame & body.