2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 Rwd 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
This is my second Chevrolet Express G3500 extended wheelbase 15 passenger Van. My first was a 2002 which now has over 62000 miles and both looks and runs like it is new. This 2005 has all the indications of being the same way, excellent throughout. I've had equivalent Ford's in the past and these Chev Vans are vastly better in handling and reliability. The 2005 has a 6.0 L engine which gets about 13% better fuel economy than the 5.7 on my 2002. I'm getting 18-19 mpg at 55 mph on long highway trips with this 2005. I'm very happy with it.
Honest handling when loaded.
The sheet metal is still too thin for my preferences, though the 2002 did hold up well. The interior fittings have become lighter and less sturdy. In particular, the sun visors are very lightweight and flexible. This makes the interior feel flimsy, though it does hold up well.