4th Jul 2004, 14:01
You say your van has great towing capacity, what is the weight of the ski boat you pull? We are looking to purchase a 21' travel trailer that weights 4700lbs and we are hesitant that this may be too much. What is your thoughts? We have a 94 Astro van with 110,000 miles on it. Do you think this maybe pushing it?
8th Aug 2004, 23:15
The 200 HP 4.3L Astro van can haul up to 6000Lbs. The 165 version is rated at only 4500 lbs. Check your equipment and this will determine. I would not hesitate however with the 165 HP it just may be a little sluggish.
12th Oct 2004, 09:42
I Love my 94 Astro. Raised 2 kids and traveled many miles across the USA. Replaced the usual stuff, alternator, brakes, an AC compressor, but all in all, it has been a great van. AWD goes anywhere and you can't find a roomier vehicle in this size range. Sorry to hear that Chevy will be stopping production after 2005, but at the rate mine is going, Astros will be on the road for a long time to come.
Mines going on 11 years old and no rust, leaks, or any other reason to believe that it won't keep going for a lot longer while. Good job Chevy, on this nice van.
4th Jul 2007, 20:32
I own a 1994 chevy astro it has been the best van I have ever owned it has over 240,000 and still turns on. I do have a little problem with it running rich does anyone have any ideas maybe time to change the injectors and spider?
29th Apr 2008, 11:41
I've owned this Chevy van only 2 months, so far its been the best one, I've owned two others. This van is strong, and seems to be reliable and safe, it has good power for the road, I wouldn't hesitate to tow a boat or trailer with it.
17th Mar 2012, 15:12
Having had two family members who owned the Astro, I can say that it's a shame there are no more full-frame rear-drive vans like the Astro. It was great for towing the boat, and no front drive vehicle can do that as well. Both of my family's were rock-solid reliable (as all our domestics have been) and very solidly built.
It is too bad car manufacturers have all jumped on the front-drive bandwagon to cut build costs, and increase profits and service costs. No front drive vehicle has the handling or towing ability of a rear-drive. Our rear-drive truck based SUV runs rings around our front-drive sedan in the snow.