by thecatman on Jul 18, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Venture LT Entertainer Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Got my van in Dec. 2009.
I travel 12 miles on mostly a hilly expressway and get between 25 -26.5 per trip.
Problems I've had are the horn stops working because of a fuse. I replace it and then 2 months later it blows again.
Also I wanted to get bucket seats for the middle row but Chevy changed the seat design on the 2005.
As a result you can only interchange these seats with another 2005 and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find.
I've been trying for over a year.
I have a side and middle seat and they are not comfortable on long trip.
But I am happy with the van, rights nice, rattles a little but no major problems after 143,000 miles.
I would buy another Venture only with bucket seats.
by Gary on Mar 18, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Venture LT Entertainer Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I had to downsize from Suburbans and after adjusting I really like this van. You can't get more vehicle for the money. Its a shame GM does not have a mini-van in their line up now. I have been a loyal GM buyer for 25 + years but need to look at other options for new vans.
by Jese DiMonda on Dec 16, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Venture LT Entertainer Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I have had safety issues with the side sliding doors. This problem exists with both the automatic and manual doors. I do not recommend anyone with small children buy this vehicle since Chevy has refused to fix this problem, even after being notified.
by momof3 on Jun 29, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Venture LT Entertainer Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
I thought I would never own a mini-van; that is until I was pregnant with my 3rd child! I love the convenience of getting kids in and out of their carseats without having to bend over (like in a car), or stand on your tip toes (like a truck). Kids love the DVD player. Great highway mileage, and goes great through the snow.
by 2004 Venture on May 10, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Venture LT Entertainer Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Overall, it's well worth its money. That same day I went into the Toyota dealer and walked out and I'm glad I did and right into the Chevy dealership. Good on fuel, handles well, lots of space and the kids loved the DVD player.
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