Used Chevrolet Minivans Ratings
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2002 Chevrolet Express - Base G1500 Passenger
Pros: Comfortable seats on long trips with plenty of room
Cons: Gas mileage
Advice: Find clean low mileage model, worth it despite the gas mileage.This is a Explorer Conversion. Many nice creature features. 14mpg in town 18 hiway. Rides nice. 50,000 miles tho and doors don't fit tight and there are numerous cabin squeaks. Mechanically vehicle holding up well. Very good vacation car, not good running errands around town. A nice used conversion van doesn't cost much if you can find one.
2008 Chevrolet Uplander - 1LT Extended Passenger
Pros: DVD player
Cons: everything else, especially sliding doors
Advice: steer clear, go for Pontiac Montana or Dodge CaravanUnfortunately the best thing about this car is the DVD player. I have had it in the shop 10 times in ine year :( Both sliding doors have broken & things like seat belts, a/c controllers (rear, located on dvd player????) and fuel indicator lights have all been replaced!! Convenient built in car seat is great until you are left stranded with NO car seat when your car breaks down or has to be in the shop for weeks!!! Would never suggests this vehicle to ANYONE!!
2006 Chevrolet Uplander - 3LT FWD Extended Passenger
Pros: DVD, Power sliding doors.
Cons: No Nav system for this year model offered. Gas mileage
Advice: Get the power options. Remote doors are nice when hands are full.Rides nice. It has alot of room. I wish the third row seats flipped down into the floor like other brands. Lugging those seats in and out is not for a small woman. DVD is great but I would like to see an additional hook up for a second monitor for the passenger seat up front. On long trips my wife would like to sit by me as I drive and watch the DVD player.
2006 Chevrolet Uplander - LS w/1LS FWD Extended Passenger
Pros: I like the look
Cons: It smells like sulfur
Advice: Don't buy it. Buy a Ford!My husband and I purchased this in Feb of 06 and in just a few short months we noticed a sulfur smell coming from the exhaust. Took it in still under warranty and they tell me it's a sensor, change sensor....still smelling. Take it back tell me now that it's the gas I use. Change gas types several times....still smells. Take it back now they are telling me it's normal. Everyone I talk to tell me it's the catalytic converter. Contacted Chevy they tell me it's normal. It's been in the shop 5x's now and the problem still exists. I have contacted the Better Business Bureau. Chevy fails to up hold their warranty.
2006 Chevrolet Uplander - FWD Passenger w/1LS
Pros: room for the whole family
Cons: no arm rest in middle seats and no cup holders in middle seats
Advice: get middle consolehas plenty of room for my teenagers to ride comfortable drives really well in town and on highway
2007 Chevrolet Uplander - LS w/1LS Extended Passenger
Pros: being able to see
Cons: rear seat can not be change to small seat confegeration .To allow more luggage space
Advice: Shop aroundWe bought one . The driver view is great .You are high enought to see. The ride is fair ,and very good on smooth roads.Gas milage is not so great at this time may inprove.The back seat should interchange with the two small middle seats.Good for hauling a family.Plenty of get up and go.A little flakey on rought roads .Tire pressure has to be at 35 .Good for craft shows.
2007 Chevrolet Uplander - Cargo w/2FL
Cons: Only had it three days.
Advice: Stay Away!!!Picked up on 01/29/06 and 100 miles later the vehicle started to overheat. Took back to the dealer, tech said it was a faulty water pump. (I wonder why GM is some much trouble.) Dealer said they would order the pump and get back to me when it arrives. A week later no pump. I can not say much more then this since I only had the vehicle for three days. I hoping this will not be the vehicle form hell.