1996 Chevrolet Astro LX 4.3L V6 gasoline from North America
Best vehicle I ever had..
Transmission was rebuilt twice in 3 years. 1st time I think the transmission repair shop didn't do it right. I took it to a national chain transmission shop, no problems since.
I took this vehicle off the road for two years. I had a few repairs to do, because it sat for so long. New gas lines, fuel pump, brake lines, fuel filter, brake pads, rotors and drums, oil change, wiper blades, and a new battery.
Recently I had the fuel pump sending unit replaced, along with a new gas tank (which showed some rust).
The transmission selector on the dash stopped lighting up on the R,N,D,3,2 spaces, so I had the gauge unit replaced with a used one (which lowered the mileage reading), but the same lights did not work on the replacement one. I didn't bother with chasing down the problem.
The outside has a good amount of rust over the passenger side wheel well. Also some along the bottom of the top dutch door section. Some of the paint is peeling on the hood.
The interior is in excellent condition. A few missing pieces of plastic trim on seats, not a problem, small wear tear on the driver's seat, and a soda spill stain on the floor in front of the driver's seat.
The vehicle is still running great, considered taking it on an upcoming trip to Georgia, but the wife got a little nervous when I mentioned it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th March, 2011