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Some Good/Some bad
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By John
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2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 AWD 3dr Van (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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The van has been awesome for a family. Ours was a Waldoch conversion. The ride was great. Super easy for long drives. Mechanical issues were messy. Tranny went out at 105,000, airbag and engine lights were issues@ 37,000, no warranty.


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The best travel vehicle
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By Mary hilton
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2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 AWD 3dr Van (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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We're driving our second customized Chevy 1500 van. We've loved them both. This one is a 2004 and it's still running so we haven't let it go yet. It's been the most comfortable thing you can imagine and has given us plenty of room for several college move-ins. The only negative thing I can think to say is that both vans have had to have the transmissions replaced. Otherwise -I'd highly recommend it. Love this van like a family member!


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Still kicking at 190,000
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By cooldude5
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2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 Rwd 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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I've had this van since 2006. It's been so good. I personally think it's more comfortable and prettier than the Fords. Very easy maintenance.


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Coming from Fords, very dissapointed.
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By Greg
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 Rwd 3dr Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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Mechanically these are superior to the Fords, as far as engine and transmission. However, everything else is worse. The old 1975-1992 Econoline has more room, feels better, drives better, handles better, body is more solid, I could go on an on. The Express interior is very cheap and uncomfortable. Hard plastic creaks and feels like it's going to break whenever you touch it. Feels coarse and unpleasant on skin. Front seating is cramped and much less roomy than Ford. Rides like a "rock". Feels like you better handle it with "kid gloves" or it will break. Sliding door rattles and shakes like tin foil when you close it GENTLY. All doors, controls, seats, and dash feel cheap compared to Ford.


Best Features

This is the 2500HD series, 8 lug wheels, 6.0 liter. What I like: Much better engine and trans. design than Ford. Much easier to work on for mechanics, and preferred by those who know. More power and potential to modify. However at anything less than full throttle, the Fords feel tighter and quicker.


Worst Features

1. Improve interior design, ergonomics, feel to the touch, room, and QUALITY. 2. Improve body and doors solidity, rigidity. An old 70's chevy van feels more solid. 3. Improve steering, ride, and handling to better the Fords. It's WORSE now. 4. Improve MPG for the 6.0. Getting 12-14 mpg empty now.


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What got me into loving American Cars
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By JW
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2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 Rwd 3dr Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A)


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I am (was) a die-hard Honda fan - I believed Honda has the most reliable and fuel efficient vehicles in US. In my 20 years of driving life, have purchased 9 new Honda & Acura cars, from Accord to Civic to CRV to Pilot to Odyssey. But since owning a Chevy Express 2500 (Explorer conversion w/ high top roof) I am not sure if Honda really is the best. I'd have to admit, when it comes to a big car, GM still is the best. (little 30mpg civic isn't for everyone you know - some of us have no other option) Express gets 16-17 MPG @ 75MPH, even when it's overloaded with 7 adults and tons of luggage. Odyssey gets 20MPG if I did the same, and there will barely be any room left to breathe.


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It's ironic to use the word "economic" with this big 7000 lbs vehicle with a 6.0L V8 engine. But IT IS. It gets same mileage as Yukons and Suburbans, but I get twice the space. Sure Honda gets better MPG, but enjoy traveling hundreds of miles in a crammed 20MPG Odyssey.


Worst Features

Nothing really, may be some better interior materials would be nice. Steering cold use some improvements, but 2005 model went to Rack and Pinion so this is the best full size van you can buy in US. Period.


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