Original Owner - 2nd review, No Regrets
By Paul C. on
2001 Chevrolet Venture Warner Bros. 4dr Ext Minivan w/ABE Seats (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Our Venture is our weekend and family road/vacation use vehicle. After having owned our Silver WBE Venture for over 9 years now for over 58K miles, overall no regrets though we've had some minor problems. Most were fixed under the 3 year original GM warranty, mainly the leaking intake manifold. The roof still leaks occasionally at the overhead trip computer/compass though not all the time. This was supposedly fixed way back by the dealer under warranty but it's occurred again lately. 1 of the rear power windows does not open fully. 3 of the tires are still the orginal FR 680 Firestones, plan to replace at 70K. Otherwise the paint and finish is like new, still drives and handles great.
Great mileage, usually get 27-28 MPG on the highway. Integrated Video system with aux jacks for video games, power sliding door, built-in child seat. The trip computer with compass and outside temperature readout. The DATA radio with CD & Cassette. The rear cargo area's divided storage area.
Headrests that tilt, needs a tachometer, more practical cup holders for 2nd row occupants. Power rear hatch door would be nice like the newer minivans. Too bad that both GM and Ford gave up on the minivan market so they won't get my consideration next time.