I received this vehicle in 1999 as a work vehicle working for a Safe and Alarm company.
In other words I needed to carry a lot of weight, like 800 to at least 1,000 lbs.
Had a sway bar, extra half leaf and air bags installed on the rear.
This van provided an amazing amount of demanding service!
Always got about 14 to 15 mpg no matter what I carried.
Tranny replaced at 272 (auto), Engine in chassis rebuild at 284, but bearings were still in great shape - did it because head gasket had to be replaced.
Has 430K now and still going strong, not as a work vehicle, my personal.
Weak point is brakes, but mostly due to weight - rotors every 60k.
Still like it a lot....Synthetic every 10k.
Great Engine, Great Tranny, Great A/C
Plenty of room for my applications....
Work, hauling wood, furniture, etc.
Brakes could be beefier, better E brake.
O2 sensor gets replaced very frequently.
I bought this van for my work with the expectations of maybe getting around 100,000 miles out of it. It has been driven by many different employees, it has not been serviced as often as it should be. In spite of this it never has leaked or used any oil, the AC has never had to be recharged and its has only one tune up. The transmission has never been serviced and it still works great. I did have to replace the read end because the seals went out and it wasn't tended to. Im going to see just how long this thing will go.
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