1999 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van G3500 3dr Ext Van
I am at 185k and this thing runs like a top. It shifts smoother than my '05 Envoy did. The motor is powerfully capable and surprisingly quiet because of the interior paneling. The heat/ac are amazing paired with my remote start. This thing runs & drives better than my 3 previous vehicles, at twice their age. Removable seats are bulky, but hugely convenient. Easy to see with the privacy windows all around. Not as easy as a pick-up, but still easy to work on. Easier than an import, definitely. With some neglected repairs and maintenance done, I get 13+ mpg(even using remote start). Flip out windows are great for airing out during hot weather and extended length is great for cargo.
The dual air zones with 3 separate controls. Defrost mirror are life savers. Powerful V8, removable seats, and flip windows.
Make the suspension tighter in the front to reduce the wear of the front brakes, sway, and wear. Better exhaust set up/path. Better heat guarding on underbody pieces, maybe ad a skid/splash plate. Make the motor access easier
I bought this for a work van and drive
it around town with lots of stop and go.
It's the best I've ever owned. I've
never had problems with anything. In
90000 miles I've replaced the brakes
three times and put on an alternator.
I've put on a set of tires.
Room...Room...Room! The doors open
wide. The rear doors open the whole
rear end side to side and top to bottom.
I get plywood sheets and sheetrock in
without a hitch.
I can't think of any. This van is what
I want in a work cargo van.
The van functions ok when there are no
problems. I experienced fuel injection
troubles with less than 900 miles on
the van and have experienced fuel
injection troubles three times total
in 60000 miles. I have had a new
transmission replaced under warranty
at 35000 miles however I could not
operate my business for 3 days during
the repair. Body hardware is not very
good. I get about 12-13 miles per
gallon. Plan on new brakes every 20k-
30k and tires every 25k-30k. The ease
of battery replacementis the hardest
I've ever replaced in my life. in I'm
not sure I would buy another chevy.
Room, wide opening doors, smooth ride
Better body hardware, fuel injectors,
transmission, & dealer response to
The catylaytic converter failed 3
times. The muffler was replaced twice
and now at 60000 miles it has
transmission problems. Definitely not a
reliable vehicle for me. Plus Chevrolet
never felt any of these problems were
worthy of their attention. Even though
they began in the first 15000 miles.