1996 Chevrolet Van 5.7 from North America


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