Bought van used in 06 w/ very low mileage. Ample space and hauling capacity. Great, modern look for a work van. 4.8 V8 is reliable as they come, but underpowered for a van this size, especially if you carry a massive amount of equipment as I do. Then again, these vans are made for hauling, not speed. I will buy another Express in the future, but instead go w/ the larger 6.0L engine.
What a DREAM to drive!..Quiet, Roomy,
and really smoothe handling on just
about any type of road surface. I got
the base model and really don't miss
all the bells and whistles I had on my
old Jeep Grand Cher LTD. Had it 3
months now w/3000k miles and am
completely satisfied with it.
Great for my construction work
(handling equipment and building
materials.) 6 cyl gets good mileage at
20 mpg on the interstate. Solid and
well-built! Still getting use to
backing up in it though...
Our company operates a fleet of delivery vans in 1/2 to 1 ton ratings. Our oldest (2003) Chevy 1500 van now has over 260000 miles in which time we have replaced the water pump, and alternator, and a pinion seal. That's it. No brake pads / rotors or any other part other than oil, filters, and tires. These new (2003-2005) vans have performed far better than the Fords and older GM vans in terms of reliability, gas mileage, and tire mileage. The handling and brake performance is a tremendous improvment over the other vehicles in our fleet. We often operate high mileage vans but none have been as trouble free and the new GM vehicles. They are all have the 5.3 engines and 3.73 gears. Good Job.