2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS Fleet 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
This is an excellent vehicle for a family with children. There is plenty of storage and seating. The DVD player is an added plus for passengers. The van handles well for this type of vehicle and the mileage is reasonable if it is used for highway driving, vacations, etc. The interior is easy to maintain with average or above average materials used. The most outstand feature for me is the wonderful sound system with Bose speakers front, side and back.
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 4dr Ext Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I bought the Uplander for it's size and assuming that a GM/Chevrolet would have easy maintenance/repair. First wake up came when I had to get the battery replaced. ABS light comes on frequently, even after repairs. The lock, and mirror adjustment don't work on the driver's side. Anti Theft system shut the car off several times. The engine light is on now. I've gotten a total of 7 different codes. Some related to the transmission. Told by the mechanic I need to decide if I want to spend more money on this van. I drove an old Toyota van that was 10 yrs old before it had any issues. We're only at 126K miles with the Uplander. Just very disappointed in this vehicle.
Size and the DVD player (while it worked)
There has been so many issues with this vehicle I would not know where to start.
Anyway the Uplander isn't made any more and there is probably a very good reason for that.
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT 4dr Ext Minivan AWD w/PhatNoise Media Player (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
When it was first bought it was a good van, until a couple years later we started having problems. The tires would get worn out faster, the van performs horrible in snowy and rainy weather, traction control would come on for no reason during warm weather with nothing on the ground. When going up hill you basically have to floor it.
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Car does not start without flooring the gas pedel. Must keep at least an 8th of a tank of gas in van and park on level ground. Van has stopped or not started various of times when the fuel gets to about an 8th of a tank of gas. Even had car stop on my wife with kids in car (youngest 3 on Nov 29, 2008). When it does stop it will not start back up unless you put fuel in it (even though guage indicates adequate fuel). It appears as if the transmission is going out all of the time as it slips. The rear windshield wiper has stopped working and that is pretty sad as I also have one of those old Plymouth mini vans and it has operational rear windshield.
The only thing I like about this van is that it is spacious.
Fix or recall the fuel issue. I have taken to Chevy and multiple mechanics and they have also been stumped even though they were able to recreate the conditions (i.e. put car on incline and it bogged out).
Research and fix the transmission problem.
recall rear wiper and replace.
Only reason I am posting this is because I couldn't believe all of the simular post from people having the same problems.