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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Minivan

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Bad Choice
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By jennerbee
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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Minivan LS 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Have had nothing but issues since purchasing this van in 2008. Sensors are bad, ABS system failure, suspension rattles, tires are odd size and expensive, AC is weak, mileage is terrible in town, check engine light on since day 3. My BIGGEST complaint is the heater/fan will give out once in awhile. I live in MONTANA, it's essential to have HEAT! Roomy for my family of 5 but spendy to travel in and almost impossible to afford to keep in good repair! I'll drive it until it dies and probably still owe a ton of money on it, as I'm pretty sure death is sooner rather than later. EPIC FAIL


Best Features

It IS roomy and my family of 5 seems to ride comfortably. Lots of room for cargo with 3rd row seats folded down. Vaccuums out easily, but light interior stains badly.


Worst Features

All around! Something is flawed in the design! Too many knocks, shimmies, bangs and breakdowns.


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Not Good!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By beavispkp
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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Minivan LT 4dr Ext Minivan w/2LT (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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GM had a good idea but skipped on the build quality.
Ours has 60K miles and it has the gas gauge failed leaving my wife stranded, 3 doors become misaligned and wouldn't shut properly, continuous starting issues, the instrument cluster burn out, the DVD player failed, and the seats are ripping.
Worse yet, the exterior trim pieces have all faded in the sun and are a different color than the van.


It has alot of great options, does average on gas, and rides nice but its all negated by the build quality.


This car is one to avoid!


Best Features

DVD player, MP3 player.


Worst Features

Build quality is simply awful.


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Transmission Problem
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By upset15
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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Minivan LS 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I am very upset that I have an uplander.
I have never experienced transmission problems on a vehicle.
I have a 10 yr old Toyota and never had to do any major work, just regular maintenance.
I was told that my transmission needs to be replaced at $3350 on my uplander.
This is garbage. I am still making payments on this car.
There is no cost assistance and my warranty is up. What a waist.


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Disgust
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By uplandered
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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Minivan LS 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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tires wear unevenly because the suspension is poorly engineered. cheap plastic, breaks, starter is retarded, transmission slips, no rear air, manual rear windows (in a minivan?) battery in-accessible, this chevrolet is a glaring example of engineering by people who no longer care. DO NOT BUY ONE! you won't be able to resell this car.


Best Features

someday I will not have this car


Worst Features

bankruptcy


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love the idea
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By primerib
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2006 Chevrolet Uplander Minivan LT 4dr Ext Minivan w/1LT (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I love what Chevy has done with the traditional mini van. The engine compartment actually has room to work on stuff. Interior is good, very usable. Could have a better layout. Runs well, no problems. Brakes were an early issue but dealer took care of all that. rear interior flexible plastic door handle broke from closing the door use. but no other failures


Best Features

engine compartment, ride/drive, room/payload/storage. great power and efficiency from the powertrain


Worst Features

interior design and layout. more sturdy rear door handle. might have improved already in later year models


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