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Too Early to Die
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By rosegarden
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


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Problems: wipers constantly stuck in up position. Apparently this has been a recall item on other years, but GM decided not for 1999, so dealer wants lots of money to fix it. Power sliding door problems and electrical problems (remote entry), which the dealer fixed at no charge. Major problem of gasket cracking so oil and coolant leaked internally and externally (66666 miles) ($700 repair.) Dumb placement of drivers cup holders on floor. Also had some trouble with power windows, but maybe lubrication will fix them. Am investigating a Honda Odyssey as we have had good luck with Hondas in the past now that they have made them bigger.


Best Features

Love the power sliding door and 8 passenger seating.


Worst Features

I think they moved the cup holders on newer models. Power sliding doors on both sides would be better.


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Unhappy Owner
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By tonylaura
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


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Very poor quality. Always something going wrong. Constant SES light. Air bag light intermittent. Rear wiper intermittent. Replaced many parts.


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No confindence
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By Burned by a Chevy
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


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This van has been nothing but trouble ever since it went out of warranty. Both power window regualtors have failed ($850 a pop), the front wipers failed ($300), and true to form the head and manifold gaskets let go. Of course Chevy will not do anything to help with the gasket repair, even thought the problem is caused by the Dex-Cool. GM used "normal" gaskets in the Venture, check out how much heftier the replacments are before they install them on your Venture.


Best Features

Flexability of the 2nd and 3rd row seats.


Worst Features

Go study the build quality of Honda and Toyota. GM lost a customer for life.


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Underrated family hauler
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By kkollwitz
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 4dr Ext Minivan


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I shopped & test drove for three months before buying this van, which was a surprise even to me. The car is still wonderful at 68K miles, has not been to the shop except for front brake discs and pads. Versatile, roomy, peppy engine, great mileage. We would consider another Venture if this one wears out.


Best Features

Nimble handling, reliable, great engine, A/C, and sound system.


Worst Features

Whoa! Fix that mushy brake pedal! And the base seats are short on thigh support.


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serves it's purpose
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By cologal
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


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After driving this mini-van for 4 years, my main complaints are the brakes end up squeaking after only a few months, and the rear window washer is a joke.The sprayer should be mounted on the wiper.The gas mileage on this van is fantastic. It is great on long trips with the kids, and our model seats 8 which has come in handy. It is beginning to show it's age, with squeaks and rattles and other noises, but that is typical of a well-used vehicle. Resale value is horrible, and I will have trouble when trading it in since dealers don't want to give much for it. For the busy family that prefers to drive instead of fly, this is the mini-van to do it in.


Best Features

8 passenger seating. All seats removable. Ample storage space. Plenty of room for lots of luggage in the back. Rear AC. Gas mileage.


Worst Features

More cup holders for passengers. Better brakes.


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