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2002 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Just had our 6th child so we needed an eight seater. Currently have a 1999 Toyota Sienna and love it. Just bought this 2002 Chevrolet Venture and we are shocked at the overall lower quality of just about everything in and on this van compared to the Sienna. Rattly, interior paneling that is just... cheap. I don't know how else to say it. Good thing is that we paid less for this van with 80k miles on it than we will be able to sell our Sienna with 155k miles on it. The bad thing is that I have more faith in our Sienna with 155k miles on it than I do in this van with 80k miles on it.
Inexpensive used car to buy because it's value drops like a rock.
GM should worry more about making a quality vehicle and standing behind it than they should be about making money today. If they would have done that when this van was built they wouldn't be about bankrupt today.