2004 Chevrolet Astro Passenger, Base 4.3 from North America
Chevrolet got this one right, just before discontinuing it
Typical maintenance items:
Belts, hoses replaced.
Astros are large truck-based minivans. They are very solid from a mechanical point of view - the basic engine and transmission are proven technology. The actual safety data (real world driving statistics) show it is one of the safest vehicles on the road.
These vans are pretty hard to work on due to the cramped engine compartment. That is the worst thing about owning them.
For basic, maybe boring(?) transportation of a group of people, these are hard to beat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th April, 2018