Since I bought this car in 2001, I've put a few bucks into it. Two water pumps, a computer and prom, neutral safety switch, one ball joint, one tie- rod, and a fuel pump. The front brakes and rotors I did myself so that saved me a couple bucks. I was having trouble with the passenger side window but I found the broken wire. The A/C Heater control has never lit up with lights on but I know where everthing is even in the dark. New plugs & wires were done at 115,000 miles. The car now has 138,000 mi. on it. I guess my biggest fear is that of the unknown....How long will the tranny last.Right now it seems fine but who knows?
I have had this van for 8 years. The A/C system workd great, I can always keep it on the lowest setting and stay comfortable. The heat has a vent right at my feet, it's great for warming my feet when the rest of me is not cold! The steering wheels controls are wonderful for the radio, I keep hitting the button until I hear somehting I like. I call it my rolling Living Room!
Purchased used with 24,000 miles. Has been excellent, practical transportation, very reliable, comfortable, quiet and economical. Had just one computer chip (starting circuit) problem. Especially fun to drive on a trip, ride is well-controlled and quiet. The interior space is fantastic - I've hauled a freezer in it! Best bet for value.
My experiences range from good and bad. It makes me hate this van one day and love it the next. The engine itself has run extremely well and been great on gas. The fit and finish of the interior is full of squeaks and rattles. The electical system has been a terrible delimma, and front end suspension parts - I go through them like popcorn. BUT its comfy, spacious, drives well and still looks great on the outside as the day I bought it. Good stereo sound, plenty of glass to see (feels like a space ship) and makes long trips pleasurable. Have a dog and 2 kids. How could I go back to a car, or the gas guzzling SUV I once had.