1997 Chevrolet Venture 3.4 V6 from North America
It is a good van if you do not mind expensive engine repairs sooner than other vans
The engine had lifter noise which we cured by putting transmission fluid in the oil several times and changing the oil and filter several times.
The head gasket failed because of the previous owner overheating the engine. We think it was because of the intake manifold gasket problems this engine has.
The van is much quieter than our 1993 Caravan.
The interior is much more comfortable than the Caravan, but is less well put together.
The interior lights are too dim.
I really like the seat flexibility. The seats are removed easily and also recline individually.
We have the short version and it has a lack of space for storage. Our Caravan was the same size, but had more cubby holes and room under the seat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th November, 2002