Our 2000 Venture LS drove like a car but with so much more room inside. Fantastic visibility through big windshield and large side windows which are tinted just right. Just traded it for a 2008 Uplander LS - slightly more stylish but lacking many of the nice touches we enjoyed in the Venture. Great design on fold-down seats in 3rd row. Quick and simple to use.
Lots of places to put stuff - drawer under front seat, big glove box, compartments above and behind rear wheels and other nooks and crannies. Super comfortable fabric seats - with dual arm rests on front and second rows with captain chairs. DIC includes thermometer, compass as well a fuel info.
Better rustproofing. Better AC. Better design on openers for swing out windows at rear.