Chevrolet Astro Reviews from UK and Ireland

1994 Chevrolet Astro EXT 4.3 V6

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance53000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

This is a great van

Faults:

Because we have only had it a short time when the full service came, it was still at 53k the shock absorber went through, new box and tail pipe (exhaust), distributor cap, this was all fixed.

General Comments:

This van is a 2.8 ton RV with everything on board, is very loud and white, turns heads along with a big farly economical engine with a V6 to help, and is also 4 wheel drive.

We love this van and we have to sell it because we have bought a new caravan, but it's great to drive and we hope it goes to a good home. It doesn't move much as only gets started one time a week and gets moved once a month. This is a stunning van.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2007

1988 Chevrolet Astro LT 4.3 V6

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired199000 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

Formidable versatile family transport.

Faults:

What has gone wrong? nothing.

General Comments:

What a simply fantastic vehicle..

Its led an interesting life, first in the U.S. then as a taxi in the mediterranean island of Majorca, then driven over 1500 m iles back to the UK, I bought it a week later..

Handling is as you would expect, (like a truck) but ride comfort and interior noise is excellent. seats are fantastic (it has the double bench layout and seats 8) and every toy still works - the AC was recharged when I bought it and is ice cold at just 3.3 deg. centigrade!

Great workhorse / tow car / people mover in one package.. fantastic van, will only consider replacing it with another...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2006

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews