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2001 Astro AWD, what an inprovement
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By fourwindgsd
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2001 Chevrolet Astro AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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This is the second Astro I have owned,
the other being a 1995 AWD that was a
maintenance nightmare. But the Astro is
so ideal for my needs that I traded for
the 2001 AWD. What a difference! So
much more thoughfully laid out, seats
are MUCH lighter (still no picnic) to
remove. The driver controls are
thoughfully laid out easy to reach and
control. The response to driver imput
is much improved and better power when
it's needed.
The rocker arm mouldings are a nice
addition and make the van more
attractive than the 1995.
I am very happy with my purchase and
expect to continue with the
Astro/Safari for yet another one.


Best Features

Thoughtful layout for driver controls. Better performance, lighter rear seats.


Worst Features

Sliding door easier to close for children, easier removal of rear seats.


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My 3rd Astro
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By Jim of Fort-Laud.
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2001 Chevrolet Astro Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned an 85 and a 91. My most
recent Astro is the worst one yet. I
miss the comfort of the seats of my
other vans; I have deflated the back
support completely and it is still
uncomfortable. I cannot adjust the AC
vent to prevent the air from blowing
right on me; it is the same for the
passenger. The rear suspension is too
soft; I had to reinforce it. I have
spent a lot of time at the dealer
(leaking roof, brake light, door lock,
rear axle, brakes, power windows,
etc.). Like my other Astros, the idle
is rough, the rear brakes are weak, and
the check engine light comes on.


Best Features

Strong vehicle: it will pull either my 22ft boat or my pop-up trailer with ease. We have a nice panoramic view and plenty of space for passengers and cargo.


Worst Features

Redesigned the ventilation,suspention, front seats, rear brakes, engine at idle.


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A Handy Van
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By astro FAN
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2001 Chevrolet Astro AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Van is excellent in snow.Optional seats
are comfortable.Cruises well on the
highway but can be a little wishy washy
on windy day driving.Very solid feel
and LOTS of power.Plenty of cargo
room.Ride is a little firm but better
than a suv.The family loves it!!Oh...
and not a single problem yet!!


Best Features

loaded astro is very enjoyable on long trips...rear cargo space...power...wet and snow traction.Not a sports car so if you drive it within its capabilities it is a capable comfortable van


Worst Features

Easier rear seat removal and a Tachometer would be nice.The 03 is redesigned so maybe it has one ...plus the 03 model is a little more rounded and not as boxy looking!!


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My 2001 Astro Van
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By sharona61bio
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2001 Chevrolet Astro Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my van used in January 2003. It
had 38,000 miles when I bought it. So
far, it has been a really good vehicle.
The only problems that I have
experienced is a bad window motor, a bit
of vibration at idle and an intermittent
squeak from the rear on acceleration.
These appear to be more annoying than
detrimental. I drive it to work everyday
and have made a few 100+ mile trips to
visit relatives. It's comfortable, roomy
and it handles real well. The dash
controls are very user-friendly. The
front/rear AC does a nice cooling job
even with 6 adults aboard in July heat.


Best Features

Comfy front and rear seats Excellent driver visibility Headliner console w/lights/storage Roomy


Worst Features

Better window motor parts Dress up the interior/woodgrain etc. Thicker carpeting


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Could be a better van.
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By rsocia
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2001 Chevrolet Astro Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


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This is the second Astro we have
owned. We were in two very serious
accidents with our first and the van
held up great. My a/c, the window
switches, and belt broke in both
vans. The fuel pump has gone out in
my new one along with the emergency
brake. The wiper control broke. The
interior does not hold up very well.
The van sounds horrible, but the
service department does not know why.
It stays in the shop. It is difficult
to see out of the backe windows with
the doors. The sliding door is hard
to close. I do feel safe in it and I
love driving it, but I am afraid that
it will leave me stranded one day.


Best Features

I like the console and the size of the van. It is comfortable to drive and ride in.


Worst Features

Better interior. Go back to the back doors that were on earlier models, the ones with the top door that lifted up. Needs to be better built, including the air conditioner.


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