1990 Chevrolet Astro 4.3 V6 from North America
Reliable and powerful
This thing was an absolute beast, I was a kid when we had it... an absolute embarrassment if you ask me.. RAN GREAT! But too top heavy, hence the reason we no longer have it.
My mother and I were driving down the highway when the truck infront of us hit his brakes suddenly, my mother being the cautious driver that she is swerved at 65 mph to miss the truck and over we went. Luckily being that it was a boxy van we didn't flip over the whole way, just on our side. VERY SCARY!!
The van ran very strong up until then. It had 190,000 miles on it when we crashed, and needless to say we didn't get much for the trade in value. Now my mother is driving a Hyundai Elantra. Much smaller, but fits her a lot better.
The van burned oil like a tank and the brakes wore easily because of the weight.
Since it was only rear wheel drive, travel in the winter was left to our other car.
Other than the weight and the oil, the van lasted us a long time, very reliable. Started every time we turned the key.
Wasn't a very pretty vehicle, but a car's a car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd June, 2009