1986 Chevrolet Astro Reviews

1986 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carFord Crown Victoria

Summary:

It keeps goin, and goin..

Faults:

Battery needed to be replaced.

Had no rear brakes.

General Comments:

That's all that was bad with the car! I got it for $350 and used it for a month, sold it for $300. $50 to use a car for a month! That's a great deal.

Battery went out one day, but that's it. Started every time. Very strong engine and trans. I have had 4 of these vans. If I was to say anything, it's that these are the BEST minivans, most reliable, best space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th January, 2010

1986 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 kilometres
Most recent distance348000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

Awesome little van!!

Faults:

Valve stem guides at 270,000 km.

Drivers door and rear door exterior handles broke off, but they were cheap to fix.

Water pump at 320,000 km.

Started burning oil at 300,000 km.

General Comments:

This little gem never let us down once in the 15 years we owned her. Not towed once, and started every morning even in the cold Canadian winter. Only gave it a lower comfort mark because we didn't have A/C.

An amazing little van with plenty of power from the 4.3L V6. Sold it to a local janitorial company in 2004 and still see her on the road in 2009. She must have close to 500,000 km on her by now, and she still goes out every day. GM should buy this van back and replicate it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2009

1986 Chevrolet Astro cs 4.3 from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 miles
Most recent distance240000 miles
Previous carchev blazer

Summary:

Doesn't owe me a dime

Faults:

Idler arms went at 100,000. Replaced with Moog. Still work. Distributer at 175,000. Plugs and air filter every 30,000. Oil every 3,000. Water pump at 210,000. Transmision oil cage every 30,000. 5 sets of brakes. 5 sets of tires (this is a truck people, not a fo car)! Head light switch at 215,000. Coolant temp sensor at 215,000. Justice Brothers fuel injector cleaner at 225,000. Egr valve at 230,000. Fuel pump at 238,000.

Wiper blades at 239,000.

General Comments:

All original drive train and engine.

240,000 miles, about 120,000 miles of towing #1,200 in salt and snow.

If you take care of a vehicle, it takes care of you. I have yet to here of another American V6 last as long as the 4.3 liter chev. Happy van owner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2004

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 3 reviews