by Falhfoa on Aug 30, 2006 Vehicle: 1992 Chevrolet Sportvan
I bought a '92 chevy G20 conversion van for courier duty. The van seems to have aged badly, but as it's still running at 165k miles, the quality is at least decent. The van drives better than I expected, considering I drive on bad country roads. The soft steering and soggy suspension give the impression of being in a boat, but it holds the road well. Normal driving gets about 14mpg, with 16mpg (using 89 fuel, 87 gets about half a mile less per gallon) on the highway if I keep it at sixty. The power windows and reverse lights don't work, and the steering wheel lock jams and makes it difficult to remove the key. Overall, though, it runs well enough considering what I paid for it.
The standard 4.3-liter V6 gains 5 horsepower, increasing output to 155 hp at 4,000 rpm. Perhaps more significant is the introduction of the 4L60-E electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth, optimally coordinated gear changes.
On the safety front, the Sportvan now comes with four-wheel antilock brakes, replacing last year's rear-wheel only ABS.
Scotchgard is added to seats and door trim to provide stain protection. Solar-Ray window glass reduces the greenhouse effect that normally heats up the interior on a sunny day.
Speaking of keeping the greenhouse effect in check, the air conditioning system now uses R134a, the more environmentally friendly refrigerant that replaces the soon to be scarce, not so environmentally friendly R12. Also, some plastics are labeled for recycling purposes.
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