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


Review

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


Best Features

Economy


Worst Features

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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A bad Venture indeed
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By penwasser
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


Review

Bought this vehicle new in 98, and
like many others had no real problems
until about 40,000 miles, just past
warranty. I had to replace the
transmission at a very hefty cost. GM
would not even think about defering
some of the cost, great customer
support, not. I have also had problems
with electrical items (ie...windows,
door locks), and the same manifold
gasket leak that just about everyone
complains about. I gave the US market
a shot, and they failed miserably.
Hello Toyota.


Best Features

Engine performance is decent for such a large vehicle. Seating capacity and cargo room are nice.


Worst Features

Everything dealing with quality assurance. The modular seats make it difficult to place a child seat correctly.


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Heading to the Honda Garage very Soon
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By huskerh8er
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


Review

Purchased this beauty a little more
than a year and a half ago. Loved the
van at first. Still don't mind it too
much, but it's starting to show the
good ole American quality. @ 60,000
miles the manifold gaskets went. So,
after contacting my warranty company
which is belly up, (thanks, National
Warranty and SmartChoice 2000) and
shelling out a cool $425 to fix it,
the airbag light goes off and on
intermittently and now the drivers'
side control for the passenger window
decided not to work. Goodbye GM,
Hello Honda! Never again will I buy a
GM vehicle!!


Best Features

Lots of seating space. Can pack in both sets of Parents.


Worst Features

More room between 1st-2nd and 2nd-3rd rows. More comfortable


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no more venturing for us
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By twk
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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Bad Design on Intake Manifold Gaskets
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By Manifold Gasket Flaw
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


Review

Yeah, I too have been taken to the
dealership cleaners on the Intake
Manifold gaskets. At 51,000 miles,
a "new" kit was required. Very
expensive for such low mileage. GM
should reimburse at least part of the
cost. I am not a satisfied GM person
now. Will not buy another Venture or
GM van in general.


Best Features

Overall, it has all the standard features of any good minivan. Mileage is good.


Worst Features

GM should own up to the design problem on the Intake Manifold / gaskets.


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