While I have only owned this van 2 months, it has been in my family since new. It has had hardly any problems. I am very pleased with the leather interior. It has good take off power, but does struggle somewhat on long hills. Earlier models had gasket problems, but that problem was resolved for 2004. The headrest of the 2nd row captains chairs do create a blind spot when backing up, but I have learned to adjust to it. There are also a few rattles from the rear door when going over bumps.
Smooth car like ride. Good styling, nice leather interior. Great sound system, DVD system. Built in air pump.
The only improvements I can think of are more power for climbing hills, larger brakes, and the standard power door should be on the driver side.
This is our second Chevy Venture Warner
Brothers Edition. It is the perfect
vehicle for an active family. There is
nothing like a van for road
trips/vacations. The Entertainment
center keeps the peace. The only
complaint has been the problematic air
conditioning - had it in for service
and they told me that it works just
fine - but it doesn't hardly work at
all! Love the fold down 3rd row seat
and the 8 passenger capcity.
Would hope that GM develops the 2nd row
roll down windows that another company
has for their vans
Overall, I am very satisfied with the
venture. I like it's interior design,
room comfort and ease/placement of
controls. Visibility is as good as any
minivans with the headrests now
seemingly required in all seat
positions we have bucket
configurations. Acceleration could be
better when a/c is in use - seems a
little hesitant. Nice tight road
handling for a large vehicle. Car like
ride. Entertainment center has been a
great distraction for those long family
drives, or when carpooling waits take
longer than expected :-) Dealer
responsiveness by RAMP CHEVY
Love the power seats, power rear
windows and power passenger slider.
Steering controls are perfect!
I would make a power liftgate standard -
the mechanism of the current handle/
latch pinches fingers the first times
you use it until you know how to avoid
that. I would also hide the sliding
door track, (like Dodge)-would look
sleeker. Would work on improving offset