2001 Chevrolet Astro Explorer Conversion Van 4.3 Vortec from North America
Questionable Chevrolet reliability
Passenger power window motor replaced at @ 51,000 miles.
"Dancing" fuel gage while van idled in park (needle moved from empty to full.)
Van tended to accelerate on its own when defroster, vent or AC was on.
Van approached 40 mph before I stepped on the brake (I did this to see if the acceleration would stop on its own...
It didn't.) Very unsafe.. has anyone else experienced this problem?
Although this van had all the comforts of your living room (four leather captain's chairs, rear seat which folded into a bed, TV & VCP, and wood cabinets and mini-icebox) this made the van very heavy, which means gas mileage was @ 13-15 mpg. These days, with gas prices as high as they are, it became too expensive to drive daily.
On the plus side, it'll haul just about anything you can fit into it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th May, 2005