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1999 Chevrolet Venture

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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.


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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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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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!!


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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.


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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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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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


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