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Too Early to Die
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By rosegarden
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


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Problems: wipers constantly stuck in up
position.
Apparently this has been a recall item
on other years, but GM
decided not for 1999, so dealer wants
lots of money to fix it. Power sliding
door problems and electrical problems
(remote entry), which the dealer fixed
at no charge. Major problem of gasket
cracking so oil and coolant leaked
internally and externally (66666 miles)
($700 repair.) Dumb placement of
drivers cup holders on floor. Also
had some trouble with power windows,
but maybe lubrication will fix them.
Am investigating a Honda Odyssey as we
have had good luck with Hondas in the
past now that they have made them
bigger.


Best Features

Love the power sliding door and 8 passenger seating.


Worst Features

I think they moved the cup holders on newer models. Power sliding doors on both sides would be better.


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Unhappy Owner
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By tonylaura
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


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Very poor quality.
Always something going wrong.
Constant SES light.
Air bag light intermittent.
Rear wiper intermittent.
Replaced many parts.


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No confindence
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By Burned by a Chevy
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


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This van has been nothing but trouble
ever since it went out of warranty.
Both power window regualtors have
failed ($850 a pop), the front wipers
failed ($300), and true to form the
head and manifold gaskets let go. Of
course Chevy will not do anything to
help with the gasket repair, even
thought the problem is caused by the
Dex-Cool. GM used "normal" gaskets in
the Venture, check out how much heftier
the replacments are before they install
them on your Venture.


Best Features

Flexability of the 2nd and 3rd row seats.


Worst Features

Go study the build quality of Honda and Toyota. GM lost a customer for life.


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Underrated family hauler
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By kkollwitz
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1999 Chevrolet Venture 4dr Ext Minivan


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I shopped & test drove for three months
before buying this van, which was a
surprise even to me. The car is still
wonderful at 68K miles, has not been to
the shop except for front brake discs
and pads. Versatile, roomy, peppy
engine, great mileage. We would
consider another Venture if this one
wears out.


Best Features

Nimble handling, reliable, great engine, A/C, and sound system.


Worst Features

Whoa! Fix that mushy brake pedal! And the base seats are short on thigh support.


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serves it's purpose
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By cologal
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1999 Chevrolet Venture LS 4dr Ext Minivan


Review

After driving this mini-van for 4
years, my main complaints are the
brakes end up squeaking after only a
few months, and the rear window washer
is a joke.The sprayer should be mounted
on the wiper.The gas mileage on this
van is fantastic. It is great on long
trips with the kids, and our model
seats 8 which has come in handy. It is
beginning to show it's age, with
squeaks and rattles and other noises,
but that is typical of a well-used
vehicle. Resale value is horrible, and
I will have trouble when trading it in
since dealers don't want to give much
for it. For the busy family that
prefers to drive instead of fly, this
is the mini-van to do it in.


Best Features

8 passenger seating. All seats removable. Ample storage space. Plenty of room for lots of luggage in the back. Rear AC. Gas mileage.


Worst Features

More cup holders for passengers. Better brakes.


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