1999 Chevrolet Venture Consumer Review: like at first now concerned

1999 Chevrolet Venture - Consumer Review

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LT Passenger Minivan (3.4L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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like at first now concerned
By family guy on


1999 Chevrolet Venture LT 4dr Ext Minivan


Like the 25 mpg and the big gas tank. Did not like that the rear hatch handle broke at 3 yr mark, that I have to top off the antifreeze every month, that the power door and locks on the sliding doors stopped working, but I cleaned the contacts and it works again, need to clean twice a year. Biggest problem was the transmission at 67000 miles. Torque converter lock out caused vibrations like going over rumble stips, after driving 55+mph for >20 minutes, now the transmission sporaticlly slips when starting out on a grade. Estimate repair bill $3000 at dealer or $2000 at tranny shop. Since I wanted to tow a camper now, decided to trade it in for a large SUV. Tranny always had a hard shift.

Best Features

Gas mileage, radio/tape/cd, rear controls for radio and Heat/AC, load leveling system, nice ride, removable seats, head room, plenty of space to keep kids separated, ease of oil change, van always in wheel alignment, like the power rear window vents.

Worst Features

Smoother shifting transmission, longer lasting transmission - fluids were changed at 35,000 miles by dealer, better rear hatch handle
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