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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.
Cons: No arm rest one the 2nd row seats
Advice: I love my new van and so do my kids.I love this van, I have had over a month now and all the other reviews is just amazing. Not one problem, and I am ruff on cars. I went from a 4 door Accord and this is so mcuh room, it is perfect.
Pros: The look of the vehicle.
Cons: It does not seem to be spacious for a minivan.
Advice: Shop around. I love Chevy but this one needs work.I have had my van for a year and a half and have had it in the shop about 4 times. My biggest concerns are space in the front seats. They are not equipped for big men. My husband thinks it is the most uncomfortable vehicle we have ever had. I have also had trouble with the automatic door. 9/10 times now it is popping back open after it is shutting. This is my first minivan and I wish I would have shopped more.
Pros: DVD Player
Cons: Everything else
Advice: Buy Toyota or HondaThis Uplander has been a nightmare. There have been so many parts replaced and it is a new vehicle. It has been in the shop many times which is so unneccesary for a new vehicle. It seems every month there is something else that goes wrong with the vehicle. It is becoming a safety issue now for myself and family when we take it on trips or just driving to work. GM really didn't do well with this vehicle. A friend of mine has a Honda Odessey and what a difference!! I would never buy this vehicle again. For $32,000 it has been a piece of junk. I would have gotten rid of this van a long time ago but I am stuck into the lease. Buyers beware!!
Pros: dvd player
Cons: lack of cup holders and outlets
Advice: great valueThe uplander was one of the most comfortable vehicles I test drove, I had taken other vehicles for a ride and they didn't have the amount of room the uplander has. I have only had the vehicle for a couple of weeks now, but we couldn't be happier at the quality. I did have to take it in, but just to have a seat belt replaced that was recalled and to fix a cup holder, other than that, it's a great vehicle at a great price.
Pros: DVD, tasteful French stitching on dash/doors, engine
Cons: not door latches, bad 2nd row cap'ts, few cupholders
Advice: Buy the LT or betterI drove this LS trim Uplander for a weekend that my parents visited. I just bought a new 7 pass car and it was not an Uplander. I did slightly look at the Buick version of this car. I liked the Buick better, but my wife wanted an SUV. Guess what we got? My simple advice is the LS trim level is a Chevy nightmare. They miss MANY things that should be standard on all minivan and some of them are not even options! Must buy an LT trim at a min. I'd go for the LT2 or 3 if me. The stupid deletions from std equipment include: 1) a sliding door latch (manual door) 2)Cup holders for the 2nd row. 3) Rear HVAC vents (grandma, wife & childs sweated greatly) 4) I couldn't ever find a 'fade' on the radio, Pops & I had to listen to baby tunes as we conversed. The other things I think they should have done is have std airbags all around, make the 3rd row 60/40 split and make the nicer 2nd row seats std in all trims. The std DVD is a great addition and the dash looked terrific. It even has the nice headliner mat'l unlike my new $36K SUV. The mechanical aspects are the things that made the vechicle acceptable. The handling was adequate for the car (not sporty, but not float away), the tranny worked great but I think GM should make a 5 or 6 spd for better EPA mpg and looking better than bottom of the barrel technically. The engine ran great, smooth, plenty of power and quiet. If I had to have one. I'd get the LT with the 3.9L engine, more power and no cons on mileage.
Cons: electrical and steering noises
Advice: BEWARE! Consider purchasing from another manufacturer!If you want to spend your time at the service department you should buy an Uplander!! JUNK. I have been back to the dealer three times for the same problems, lights flicker bright and dim and a cracking noise in the steering and still not fixed. I have contacted an attorney for legal help. BEWARE!!!