So Far So Good
By justducky150 on
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT 4dr Ext Minivan AWD w/PhatNoise Media Player (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
So far we have had a very positive experience with our Uplander as we had with our Montana. The AWD certainly worked well in the deep Pennslvania snow. Phatnoise is a wonderful idea, I'm not sure why GM discontinued their relationship with that vendor. Basically we have unlimited amount of MP3s at our fingertips on a 40 GB Phatnoise Harddrive while the kids watch their DVDs in silence. We took it on our first roadtrip and it performed magnificently. In addition the snubnose SUV styling tricks everyone. I still don't understand minivan apathy, these cars rock with good power in a utilitarian wrapper. We love it. GM should continue to manufacture these vehicles.
Phatnoise/DVD, Double sliding doors, backup sensor warning system, AC/DC outlet, air inflator, driver info center, cupholders galore, solid GM feel and muscular GM styling. Onstar/XM (haven't really utilized yet)
Gas mileage could be slightly better. Space is not quite as much as the older GMs. Luggage rack crossbars should come standard, we bought separatly for our Sears luggage carrier.