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1999 Chevrolet Venture Minivan

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Runs hot
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By courcollision
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1999 Chevrolet Venture Minivan LT 4dr Ext Minivan


Review

Water stays filling up tank van runs hot open radiator cap and it fills it self back up don't know why!! Don't like the way you have to vent coolant system!!


Favorite Features

Like the room and remote doors


Suggested Improvements

Make the engine better


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By mark f
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1999 Chevrolet Venture Minivan LT 4dr Ext Minivan


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If you check the internet, you will find a lot of gripes about this van and I experienced them all. electrical include brake lights shorting out, turn signals failing, power sliding door going out,and radio lights burning out. Mechanical include brakes constantly need serviced and the head gasket goes out at around 120,000 miles on almost ALL 3.4 motors. My buddy is a mechanic, he says he works on the head gaskets a lot, can do it in his sleep now. Cost $700 to replace head gasket as they have to plain down the aluminum heads to fit properly. Then you may as well replace timing belt and oil pump since you are that far into the motor, talking around $1100 now.


Favorite Features

Air compressor in back.


Suggested Improvements

make it more dependable.


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like at first now concerned
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By family guy
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1999 Chevrolet Venture Minivan LT 4dr Ext Minivan


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Like the 25 mpg and the big gas tank. Did not like that the rear hatch handle broke at 3 yr mark, that I have to top off the antifreeze every month, that the power door and locks on the sliding doors stopped working, but I cleaned the contacts and it works again, need to clean twice a year. Biggest problem was the transmission at 67000 miles. Torque converter lock out caused vibrations like going over rumble stips, after driving 55+mph for >20 minutes, now the transmission sporaticlly slips when starting out on a grade. Estimate repair bill $3000 at dealer or $2000 at tranny shop. Since I wanted to tow a camper now, decided to trade it in for a large SUV. Tranny always had a hard shift.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, radio/tape/cd, rear controls for radio and Heat/AC, load leveling system, nice ride, removable seats, head room, plenty of space to keep kids separated, ease of oil change, van always in wheel alignment, like the power rear window vents.


Suggested Improvements

Smoother shifting transmission, longer lasting transmission - fluids were changed at 35,000 miles by dealer, better rear hatch handle


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1999 Venture LT
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By cdlevy
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1999 Chevrolet Venture Minivan LT 4dr Ext Minivan


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This has been an excellent vehicle. Have had no problems. Highway milage was better than expected.


Favorite Features

Economy


Suggested Improvements

Utility. Seats need to be removed for larger cargo. Arrangements (ie. 2005 Chrysler or even 2004 Sienna) would be a major enhancement.


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no more venturing for us
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By twk
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1999 Chevrolet Venture Minivan LT 4dr Ext Minivan


Review

1st 2 years were fine with this vehicle, soon as the 36,000 warr. wore off problems started on regular basis. have had electrical issues with the wiring, problem with the power windows and the gasket problem everyone else has mentioned..& little things like the rear hatch handle breaking off GM should stand behind its product. it is very poor quality. i can not believe how many people i know that have had the same problems! the gasket should have been a recall..and many people have had the wiring problem too. i can not afford a hefty car payment, coupled with repair bill after repair bill. no more chevy for me. traded in venture today, at a loss.


Favorite Features

the quad seating in the first two rows. the power sliding door. that's about it.


Suggested Improvements

see above....i feel if EVERYONE is having the same problems, the repairs should be covered by the manufacturer....i really don't think cars should have these major problems, before 75000 miles.


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