I bought this van new in 1995 after having two Chrysler "Magic Wagons." The Astro has lots more room, more power, has been much more reliable, and uses no more fuel than my 1993 Grande Voyager did. The only downside is that it is on a truck chassis, so ride and handling is more truck-like than the Chrysler product. The Astro and Safari have taken an undeserved bad rap from some auto mags-just because of the fuel economy-but I have 276,000km on mine, many owners report in excess of 500,000km and still running strong. My two Chrysler vans were falling apart within two years. The Astro has been a much better purchase.
Roominess, reliability and fuel economy. Average highway fuel economy is 26 mpg
This van has been great for our family since we got it in 1994. Even though it only has barely over 70,000 miles, it is great! We have had very few problems with it. The only problem I can recall is with the brakes. Something kept busting in them, and now I think the problem is coming back. But other than that, everything is great. The front and rear A/C works great!
I would say everything! Especially the way it holds a lot of people and cargo. It's just a great van!
I would say that Chevy could make better quality brakes. But that's about it.. I've been very happy with it!
The Astro van has been a great vehicle
for our family. I would highly
recommend it for anyone with children.
Our current van has taken us just over
205,000 miles in 9 years. It has
finally served its usefulness and we
are shopping for our second Astro van.
Our primary issues had been with the
rear A/C malfunctioning twice & had to
be replaced twice (the extended
warranty paid for itself). It has been
exceptionally reliable for us through
the years. Thank you, Chevrolet.
It is hot where we live so front and
rear A/C has been a great feature.
Load capacity for the family. Seating
From what I have seen, many
improvements have been made since we
bought our Astro van.
We purchased this van when our family
outgrew our Geo Metro. It has served
us well for four years with two and
three children under age 5. We have
driven it on vaction for over 1000 up
to 3000 miles, once a year, with no
problems.It has been realativelyeasy
work on for me. I changed the water
pump and spark plugs with little
mechanical experience and found
changing my own oil a simple task.
This van has taken it's licks from
three wrecks, one slightly major. It
protected my young family and after
repairs has continued on with only
pour repair complaints. I recomend
this van for families