Used 1993 Chevrolet Astro Minivan Consumer Reviews
Bought because kids were fighting in car and needed more cargo space. Will tow anything, have taken seats out and put a cord of firewood, 30 sheets of plywood, dirtbikes, snowblower, appliances, you name it for the cottage. Will get 25 mpg at 60mph, one set of tires, brakes, shocks, and a muffler in 70,000 miles. Started outright dying on me 3 years ago, (got very excited) but only turned out to be a $11 pulse generator in the distributor. Sounds like a stagecoach on rough roads. I am trying to kill it by not changing the oil, 20,000 miles have gone by, why won't it die? I really wan't to buy a newer AWD model, but this one is worth nothing to trade in.I would buy again in a heartbeat!
This is my 2nd Astro both have been great! This one now has 200,000 miles and going strong. Typical minor repairs have been done over the years. Nothing out of the ordinary. Hubby's NEW car has had more repairs in 1yr than mine has had in 5! I get great mileage too on this van. about 24 on the highway 19 in town.
Bought used from Dealer and have never regretted it. The 93's rattle here and there and have a stiff truck like ride, but we wanted and got a solid Chevy truck, not a wimpy half breed Car-a- van. When you need the power with the 4.3 it will put you back against the seat. Great for towing a boat and utility trailer. This year we changed the original fuel filter and battery. Replaced exhaust once and had new brakes and shocks 2 years ago. That's it. Still gets close to 25 mpg on freeway @ 60 and on cruise. 147,000 miles and going strong. Wouldn't be surprised to see her top 250 before it's ready to scrap heap. We love our Astro!
I rescued this astro van ext from the yard of my neighbor after he died. It was not driven for three years. I replaced two freeze plugs changed the oil cleaned her up and put it on the road. It drives and handles great. Here's the kicker, it has 260,956 miles and can out run my 1993 Toyota corolla. I love this van.
The short story is We have 211,000 miles on our van. I have put in little more than a battery,ignition module, and front bushing. Less than $1,000.00 has been invested and she is still strong.