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Versatile, Reliable, Predictable
By rosco on
Vehicle2000 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan
ReviewI purchased it used with 50,000 km and have added 60,000 km in last two years. It replaced a 1988 with 325,000 km. Great highway vehicle; comfortable, quiet, great visibility, reasonably economical at highway speeds. Great capacity. Easily accommodates up to 8 passengers with full load or a very comfortable vehicle for 6, with all gear + 2 canoes on top. Great clearance in deep snow. With 4 winter tires, this van will navigate 8 inches or more of snow, and is my preferred vehicle for winter driving compared to my car. It's also great in summer for comfortable drives and trips. Downside - the intrusive wheel wells in the passenger compartment. Otherwise, conservative styling, simple clean lines. It looks great.
Best FeaturesComfort, quiet, versatility, driver visibility. The 'big box' look that gains respect on the road from other drivers. The power and load capacity. Has a good sound system. The full power group. Conservative styling. Ease of maintenance and repair, parts availability, and low cost
Worst FeaturesRedesign the front wheel wells to reduce intrusiveness into passenger compartment; provide more legroom for driver and front seat passenger
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