1996 Chevrolet Van Review

1996 Chevrolet Van 5.7 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carDodge Grand Caravan


Comfortable road trip ride with some flaws


My transmission (4L60E) needed a complete rebuild at 92,000 miles, due to a poor design which causes a bearing to fail and rub the gears out.

Oil leak at main pulley at 75,000.

Poor A/C cooling power.

General Comments:

Overall it seemed to be a good purchase with relatively low miles. After looking into the G10 van's without finding many flaws I decided to make the purchase. It has many great qualities including a nice stock sound system, comfortable seats, and a nice overall ride. The engine will probably run long after the van is gone.

All though I should have read more about the transmissions in the 1996-1998 Chevrolet's as they have repeated failure. I am overall pleased with my purchase despite unplanned for transmission rebuild.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2007

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review