I recommend this van to all fun hogs. The cabin is a little bit noisy. No Review Date: 28th June, 2004 Faults: The Intermittent wipers tend to go on as they please. These vans do have their issues, but repair costs tend to be a lot less than some newer vehicles, and parts are easy to get. This time it was used '97 that had 165,000 miles on it. I work on the great salt lake, if it's not stormy, and have to commute across a 15 mile dirt road which gets icy, horribly washboarded, and rutted this time of year.
After t hat it was still driven regularly for another 2 years. That was the last I saw of her. Right now its winter and this van loves it. Granted, a 1993 can't be expected to be stellar. We went back to a V-8 in a full-sized van. Owner for 15 years, 0 months Miles Driven per Year:50,000. So stable on ice and snow.
They all seem to eventually. No need for a rocket box. Although it is a little hard on fuel consumption, it is no different than any other van. All this time the only problems I ever had with any of them were the typical. The fan high speed is a separate circuit from the other speeds. Now the catalytic converter is in need of replacement at 98,000 miles! We love it for trips.
Great Van, bring it back. General Comments: Lots of power, Superior towing capacity and lots of spacious room inside. It Is A Very Nice Car For Long Trip With Lots Of People Or For Taking Trailers To The Dump. I'm sure the Astro isn't for everyone. I bought mine used with 85,000 km off a 4 year lease in 2004.
Pretty much the same story. We kept coming to the same conclusion that the Astro with its reliable engine and transmission, room for 8 and low ownership cost was tough to beat. It is great for camping too. This van just never would die. I did do some modes. Luckily, I could do a lot of the work my self. And I have also run into tons of people who have experienced the exact same window problems with other Chevy models.
Yes Review Date: 1st September, 2004 I owned a 1996 Astro for 4 years and loved it. This is an annoying at times when you need to use it. I was hit by a Volvo broadside on the sliding door with 2 kids in the van. In the winter move the seat to the back row and you have a nice space to put ski boots on or have lunch between snowkite sessions or sleep in it. No blind-spots window all the way around. Sounds like a bad case of sour grapes.
That is a high percentage being that we live in a rural area with a total 3,000 in our community! Maybe they are too reliable? Only broke down a couple of times in a five year span. Chevrolet did offer the Astro van with an all-wheel-drive system, which made it one of the handful of vans, mini or otherwise, capable of tracking confidently through snow and ice. I even started having conversations with it and I feel pretty sure it was listening. This is a vehicle where it is helpful to know the quirks. Along with Ford's Aerostar which debuted the following year , the Astro was a stopgap response to the wildly popular Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager twins. Too bad they quit making them. Replaced driver's side window motor at 70,000 miles.
I have not had a good overall experience considering I do not know much about car repair. Live it, just sold today. Faults: Fuel guage failed at 20,000 miles. It has 140,000+ miles and still going strong. Walks through snow and ice with ease.