Do not get this car! At 95,000 miles it
needed a new engine. About 10,000 miles
later, it needed a $300-$400 repair
every month or so. I have now decided
to just buy another car. Take my
advice, DO NOT GET THIS CAR!
It's very fuel efficient for a minivan. It has great acceleration,and traction. It's very roomy,and comfortable on the inside. Overall it has done its job well. The only negative would be that apparently it has cooling and heating issues from manufacturer.
We bought this minivan used in '05 for $5000 with 77,000 miles on it. Excellent paint job- little to no rust for a 11 yr old New England van! We've put on 35,000 miles in 2.5 yrs of owning it and spent $5000 in repairs including an engine rebuild and power steering work. That was largely the result of purchasing from an unscrupulous dealer. After the initial expenses, the minivan has done amazingly even in VT winters and I have used it extensively. It came with a roof rack, keyless entry, power windows and cruise control. Assuming if I can keep its annual repair costs under $ 1000, I will keep this car until the rust takes it down!
With a new family, we felt it important to get a minivan. Got a great deal on a Venture. My wife and I have never owned an American vehicle, and frankly are not used to the # of times we've had to take it in for non-scheduled service. So far, we've had 3 recalled parts, a faulty fuel gauge, and several build-quality issues with accecories (window latches, lighter outlet, etc.) Though it drives nicely, I'm growing weary of seeing the service dept (though they have been wonderful). If problems continue, a trade-in for a Siena or Honda is imminent....
I NOW HAVE OVER 102k MILES ON THIS CAR
AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS. I DO
REGULAR MAINTENANCE WHICH I BELIEVE IS
THE KEY TO THE LONGEVITY OF ANY PIECE
OF MACHINERY. WE HAVE JUST RETURNED
FROM A 3700 MILE TRIP WHERE OUR
HIGHWAY GAS MILEAGE AVERAGED 28MPG.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.