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1999 Chevrolet Venture

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Decade Van
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By Daisy
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Vehicle

1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


Review

Bought used (9 mo. old) w/14k miles. Initial problem: A/C had funny smell when used 1st time each spring. Very roomy. Love the features incl. elec. pkg; seating for 8; 2 built-in child seats. Had it now exactly 10 years. Issues with automatic door lock - was a recall issue. Pretty reliable given we've put 100,000 mi on it. Good family vehicle. 10 day Family trip (1200 mi ea way) last summer with no problems. over the years we have done only handful of repairs (water pump, manifold gasket,belt tension gear) Left rear tail light bulb out every 3 mths; driver's airbag light intermittently on; Our other car is a CAMRY -- which we LOVE


Favorite Features

Roominess; seating for 8; electric pkg; seat configuration changeable; can hold a lot of people or a lot of cargo or combo of some of each.


Suggested Improvements

Implement technology available to get better quality & gas mileage in vehicles to sell to consumers. We are now considering a KIA


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bad interior design
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By moo
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Minivan


Review

it performs well Last summer i shuttled a couple of kids to a camp and they said it was kind of uncomfortable. Gas mileage could be a little better It is the overall design that is really blah (hello i am a college student!!!!) The inside is nice but the black dashboard is a little too bland. The outside is worse There is no chevy logo on the back and the one in the front is too small Door handles are easy to hold but the sliding doors are heavy


Favorite Features

Rear climate control system Power vent windows acceleration the grille up front looks like it is from a benz


Suggested Improvements

BRAKES better sound system better quality better outside look (HELLO??) lighter sliding doors Right hand power sliding door more power floor shifter instead of on the steering wheel


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Good design /poor quality
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By Chris
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Minivan


Review

I like the gas mileage and the responsive engine, but the Caravan is nicer to drive and feels more solid on the road. I had to replace the intake manifold gasket at 90000 kms, got partial payment from a GM goodwill warranty but had to replace valve lifters as well because antifreeze had leaked into the engine, cost out of own pocket about a thousand bucks. The body began to rust out prematurley along the roof line above the windsheild, the rocker panels, bottom of rear hatch, the hood and front fenders. I have had to replace 3 windsheild wiper motors at a cost of about 200 each (aftermarket )GM replacement was about 350. Water pump went at about 150000km, brakes shot at 110000kms,etc


Favorite Features

Peppy engine, handling is okay, starts in any weather, fuel mileage good, wife likes the way it drives


Suggested Improvements

Redesign the wiper system, use better quality material, better warranty protection especially when there are obvious defects such as intake manifold gaskets, and premature rusting of body panels


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buy foreign
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By jffrnkn
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


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Bought van with 37,000 miles on it. Great for awhile, but then had trouble with electrical to back tail light. Had head and manifold gaskets replaced right before 100,000 miles. Three months later, transmission starts acting up. While in the shop having the tranny looked at, the bearings and crank go out of the engine. Beware and buy Honda or Toyota. No more gm.


Favorite Features

roominess and mpg.


Suggested Improvements

GM quality stinks and they need to get on board with their competitors. Sometimes spending a little extra is worth it.


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Manifold, what manifold?
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By Adventure
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


Review

Bought our Venture used from CarMax in 2000 with 26,000 miles. We have driven it 154,000 miles since, under nearly every condition, and it's been a great van. We have pulled two different pop-up campers all over Maryland (beach to mountains) and although the 6 cylinders might have complained climbing the mountains, they never gave out. Our two kids have grown up in the van and we always have room for them, friends, travel junk and more. Our van is the default vehicle for road trips because of how well it holds people and stuff. We're not thrilled with the fit and finish of the interior and things have started to fall apart, but nothing unexpected for 180,000 miles.


Favorite Features

Double sliding doors; removable seats (great for trips to the dump); no major repairs (no manifold problems with ours); takes a lot of abuse and starts every time


Suggested Improvements

Batten down the hatches on the interior. Lots of stuff just falling apart. Attention to detail would be nice. Headlights are sub-optimal.


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