1988 Chevrolet Astro CS 4.3 from North America
Great so far in my 24 hours of ownership
I just bought this van yesterday from the original owner. He bought it in 1988 and sold it to his Dad in 1989. His dad is now 79 and not driving anymore so his son (the original owner) got it back from him and has been driving it for the past 2 months. It only has 69K original miles!!! His father had the A/C changed from Freon (cost him over a grand) and had new tires put on 800 miles ago. He put a new alt. on in March. It did have the "peeling paint" from 1988. He used an automotive touch up spray paint (that didn't match that great). I bought the van for $1,200.00. Not a bad deal especially since it has all the paperwork since day one. The cruise control doesn't seem to work though. Not sure why.
This van has plenty of power and the seats are very comfortable. I might invest in a paint job in the next 6 months, but it really isn't that bad. I didn't buy the van for looks... it is a van! I have 2 other vehicles to use as my daily drivers, so I'm not worried about the van's look. Anyone have a clue about why the cruise control wouldn't be working at such low mileage?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th September, 2006
Sweet deal. Hope you like it--these things can rumble on for a long time. We had an '89 for 12 years and 200k with hardly any trouble.
Not sure about the cruise. I'm surprised you even have it on the CS model. We had a CS, too, and it hardly had any options. Maybe is was retrofitted later on.