We bought our Venture after having
Twins and it was the best purchase we
made. This was our first mini-van, but
it has held up to a lot of abuse from
family trips. Anytime we go anywhere
as a family, we take "the Van". It has
been very reliable, except for the bad
intake manifold gasket, that should be
recalled on a number of GM vehicles
(there is a petition online regarding
this). We have over 75,000 miles on it
with very little complaints.
The rear seats are fine for kids, but a
little uncomfortable for adults. They
sit too low to the floor and are hard.