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2004 Chevrolet Venture

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Good but wet
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By UG
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Vehicle

2004 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

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.


Best Features

seating and cargo capacity (extended wheelbase). V6 is surprisingly powerful. It'll turn a one tire fire, but in any case, it will move when you want it to.


Worst Features

Biggest complaint is that when it rains, the rain comes in. Somehow somewhere, the rain seeps through if it is sitting still, moving you're dry. I can't get an answer where the water is coming in at, and I can't figure it out. There is a good possibility the vehicle was in a wreck before I got it


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2004 Venture
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Bob
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2004 Chevrolet Venture LT Entertainer Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Great reliability over the last 5 years. Handling is good for a minivan. Road noise is minimal.


Best Features

Power doors and DVD player. No problems so far.


Worst Features

More powerful engine.


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Comfortable, rattling and unsafe
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Steve May
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Vehicle

2004 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The GOOD: No doubt this van is comfortable to sit in and looks quite nice. It accelerates quite fast and steers and brakes well too. It is roomy. That is where it ends. The van rattles especially on bumpy roads. It squeals and/or squeaks at speeds over 70 - ok probably not going to happen too often but still annoying. Build quality is not too good as the outside seat plastic switch assembly was falling apart as well as the plastic liner by the trunk. Worst of all, this van has HORRIBLE OFFSET crash test ratings! Most likely you will drive this in town to haul kids...not the safest choice.


Best Features

Good ride, handling, acceleration, braking. Comfy and roomy seats.


Worst Features

GM should have improved this van to be like a Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna or even like the FORD FREESTAR. The Venture is old and outdated and the UPLANDER (successor model) was a joke.


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2004 Chev. Venture
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Richard T
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2004 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased this vehicle after owning a 2000 model and doing considerable research. This vehicle offers good mileage and good value for the money. I looked at newer SUVs and Vans, then discovered this model offers as good or better mileage, and just as much interior space for a lot less than new. Mileage first 5000 miles has averaged 23-27 MPG if driven reasonably.


Best Features

Mileage, space, moderate towing capability.


Worst Features

Bucket seats for driver and passenger could stand improvement, especially for long trips.


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Very Good Van From GM
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By 2004 Chevy LS Ext
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2004 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This van is remarkable. I have had it since it had 18,000 miles on it. I have done all maintenance that is required and it runs beautifully. I have one gripe, small things that go wrong on this van make me mad. The passenger window wont work, and the drivers side rear brake light wont work. Other than that the Van runs great and has been a surprise coming from GM. I was worried when I bought it. Gas Mileage is about 21 hwy and 18 cty. Brakes need constant adjustment. But work well


Best Features

Built in Child seat. Sterio is amazing.


Worst Features

Better overall quality with windows and electrical items.


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