by mrpetrankov on Jul 26, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Im 16 and i got my mothers 2004 venture about 5 months ago, when she had it she liked it very much. Overall its been a good car for me but it has bad car computer problems. We had to replace the whole computer system about 3 years ago. ($750) which wasnt worth it because about a year ago the gas gauge just stopped working which would be $500 to fix which is not worth it to us because we dont want the car anymore. But then again it has been a good car not including the computer problems.
by mike742 on Feb 20, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I had a Dodge Caravan that I drove for 4 1/2 years and loved it. I finally put it to rest with260,00 miles on it. Wish i bought another 1, but no, I bought a 2004 Chevy Venture. At first I thought it was a good purchase, but I found out I was wrong when I started having serious electrical problems, windows stopped working, abs light and engine light came on fuel guage fell to E and this annoying chime started sounding off continuously while driving, poer locks no longer work and then it left me stranded on the side of the road.All these problems are caused by a water leak somewhere and rotting all the wiring under the carpet. This is the worst vehicle I have ever owned. No longer a chevy fan
by sakb3947 on Nov 12, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I have over 180,000 on my van with little troubles.
I like the way it drives.
I can haul things in it, pull trailers with it and I can haul all my grandchildren in it.
Have had very little troubles with it.
When it was new a rear wheel bearing went out but was covered under warrenty.
I had to repair some window controls but that was easy.
by Thomas on Nov 13, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Vehicle purchased in California, where it did not rain very much at all. Moved to Virginia, when the rain came, the rain leaked through. So much got through the carpet had to be pulled out due to mildew. Mechanically (engine and Transmission) the van is still strong. However, the other (ABS system, sensors, brakes, wheel hubs) have all been an issue. Hub bearings and ABS sensors replaced, ABS light still comes on. Engine sensors can be a bit hectic to decipher and replace. When the van works it works well. However, that has not seemed to be the norm. The leak mentioned, has not been able to be figured out or fixed, the windshield has been resealed with polyurethane to no avail.
by UG on Jun 18, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Overall, the vehicle is mechanically sound. I have a little over 111,000 miles on it so far. 18-20 mpg? you may want to check how you drive. I can easily get 22 city and 26 highway. Just don't take off like a rocket and use cruise control. Through the mountains driving across the country we got about 24, fully loaded with household goods and such. Typical maintenance, oil, brakes, transmission fluid change. Never had anything major go wrong, thank you God. Good van. It has been spun out on a California interstate at 70 mph, 720 degrees worth of rotation, driven through the Rockies in summertime, through Arizona in the same. Strong vehicle. Maintain it, and it will take care of you.
The standard-wheelbase Value van and the Warner Brothers edition are no longer available. An upgraded stereo with MP3 capability is now an option on LS and LT models along with XM Satellite Radio. LT models now offer the sport appearance package as an option and come standard with the DVD entertainment system when equipped with all-wheel drive. The leather seating option now includes a power passenger seat and heated front seats. Captain's chairs are now offered on the LS.