Rolling right along
By adVenture Family on
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Great on gas about 25 MPG. about 500 miles on 1 tank. Nicely fits XXL people. VERY easy in-easy out. The auto slide door is heavenly when dealing with children and baby seats. Lots of room. We moved in from a 4- Runner SR5 and a neon. I love how it handles tight like my little nimble Neon but has the higher eye-level. It's got more guts than either of my previous vehicles. It's quiet and has a cushy but sturdy feel to it. The cargo area is useful with the cubby holes. The dual heat/ac blows hard and is effective even for our 120 degree days in the desert as well as those nippy 20 degree mornings. We've changed the fuel filter once due to temp gauge showing hotter than normal. That fixed it.
The radio has auto volume. Side curtain airbags. Full size spare area can hold alloy rim and infalted tire. 2nd row reclines for each individual seat. One control to turn interior lights on/off as well as individually. The driver(mom) has control of all gadgets in the vehicle when they want.
Needs cup holders for second row passengers. Split bench seat option for front. Bigger glovebox. Floating gas gauge is annoying. Sunroof would be nice. The sun visors should have extenders on them.