1996 Chevrolet Venture Review

1996 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.4 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 miles
Most recent distance77000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Achieva


A big money sucking box


The head gasket blew.

The intake gasket later let go.

The transmission slipped.

General Comments:

Stay away from this piece of junk.

It has held up to the warnings I received and I spent more to keep it alive than I paid for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th June, 2003

7th Oct 2006, 20:58

To the author of this review: there was no such thing as a 1996 Venture. The Venture was introduced for 1997 to replace the Lumina APV.

30th Nov 2006, 09:22

My father has a 1996 Chevy Venture mini van. It blew a head gasket at 61,000 miles. It is an extremely costly repair.

Average review marks: 4.2 / 10, based on 1 review