2005 Chevrolet Venture LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
We bought our used 2005 Chevy Venture at the end of 2005 with about 30K miles. We now have 90K miles on it and have found it to be a dependable van. It seats 5 adults and 3 children comfortably with a nice amount of room left over for luggage or shopping items (extended version). It drives in a very "truck like" manner and the ride is sort of clunky; it is somewhat difficult to steer. It doesn't "line out" very easily going down the road until you get used to it. The springs are under-sized in my opinion. Brakes and suspension seem to be cheaply put together. Overall though it seems to be a mechanically sound vehicle and a good value compared to other more expensive options.
Seats eight which is a rare option at this time. Price is very reasonable.
Heavier springs. OEM brakes that last more than 40K miles (ridiculous!).