Better than SUV for larger Families
By Stephen Burton on
2002 Chevrolet Express 1500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
Have a Family of 8 and needed a replacement for our Suburban that was totaled by a drunk.
Equity in Suburban to little to replace with same.
Opted for a basic Conversion Van.
Quad Seating, rear bench folds into a bed.
5L V-8. Result is very nice ride, and better value for the money.
Conversion adds insulation which greatly reduces interior noise from road.
7100 lb GVWR is plenty, and with seats removed can haul massive cargo.
20% better mpg than Suburban - 17 vs 14, more living space.
Large picture windows allow toddler in car seat excelent view of world outside.
6ft7 son can sit anywhere and have plenty of room.
Great for long distance travel.
Lots and Lots of room
4 wheel ABS
Excelent apparent value for price paid.
Chevy Truck longevity record.
I am used to the 42 gal tank in the Suburban, so to me 31 gal is a bit small - but..
Wider side mirrors.