2001 Chevrolet Express 1500 LT 3dr Van (5.7L 8cyl 4A)
We have now owned this vehicle for more than 4 years. We are having the same experiences with the seat levers breaking but other than that it is a real workhorse. We are now towing a 4400 lb camper with it and it is doing marvelously. Sure the gas mileage stinks but it's solid mechanically. The driver side sun visor has been replaced 4 times and it's still falling apart. The kids love the van and for long trips, that's really important. We even use it to transport half of my son's basketball team to games.
Sound system and tough towing package. Just keep it out of overdrive.
The inside trim level is falling apart and rattles alot.