2000 Chevrolet Venture LS 6 cylinder from North America


Stay away unless you like transmission problems!


The rear window leaked.

The rear hatch strap broke.

The fuel filter leaked.

Parts of the interior door molding fell off within the first year.

The rubber strip on the front driver's side door came off within the first month.

Several times the power sliding door tried to open while I was driving. Fortunately, the lock prevented it from opening. This has since been fixed on a recall by GM.

At 54,000 miles, my Venture is currently at the dealer having the transmission replaced. This is the first time I have have ever had transmission problems on any vehicle I've owned.

General Comments:

When I first bought this van, I loved it. Then the problems began. At first, they were minor and under warranty so I was still generally happy with the van. However, a few days ago, it started making a whining noise when running over 45-50 miles per hour. I took it to the dealer and was told it needed a new transmission. So that's where it is right now. Less than a week before Christmas we're stuck replacing a transmission that certainly should have lasted more than 54,000 miles!

My Geo, also a GM product, had multiple problems as well. My husband's previous Ford and our other car, which is also a Ford, have never had any problems and they are much older and have higher mileage. We bought this van instead of a Ford because we had a discount, but I will never buy another Chevrolet. The extra money we've had to spend on repairs more than negates any savings we got from the discount!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th December, 2002

26th Nov 2003, 13:19

I don't know what you did to this vehicle or the person that had it before you. The Venture I own has had only 2 problems: Power Window Motor went out, and I needed to replace the battery. It is a great vehicle and I think you just got a bad one, try another one, it won't let you down.

2000 Chevrolet Venture from North America


A decent van--roomy, attractive and rides smoothly


The power sliding door repeatedly opened while the vehicle was moving.

The inside lift gate handle snapped at one side.

It is nearly impossible to remove the battery--there are no directions in the owner's manual.

The middle row, middle seat belt sticks constantly.

General Comments:

This is a roomy van and rides nicely; however, I was shocked and horrified when, while driving at 50 MPH, the sliding door popped open--which happened to be next to the seat that my 3 year old was sitting in. Thankfully, she was securely buckled in and I was able to pull over and shut the door. I took it to a dealer (not the original) and had them fix it. Apparently, this was a problem with many of the Ventures.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2002

2000 Chevrolet Venture 3.4 V6 from North America


A comfortable and reliable mini-van


The only real problem has been a broken inside pull-strap for the rear hatchback. The only other minor gripe is that the cross-pieces on the roof rack make rattling noises during highway driving.

General Comments:

This van has been very reliable, with no problems during the 17000 miles we've owned it. The 3.4 V6 is powerful and smooth, and gets decent gas mileage. The transmission shifts smoothly and performs well. We have had no problems with any electrical or mechanical equipment. Compared to the numerous mechanical and electrical problems we had with our previous 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2000 Venture has been a joy to own and drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2002

19th Aug 2003, 08:40

My Chevy Venture 99 auto transmission failed at 49,994 miles.

29th Jul 2006, 21:41

My 99 Venture runs beautiful.

My rear tailgate handle snapped. I replaced it with stainless steel cable.

It will never break. I have 65.000 miles on it. Keep the oil changed every 3000 miles, they will run forever!!

Gets 27 mpg on the highway. I use it daily for business.

AC blows nice and cold, transmission shifts beautiful, no problems!!

Sliding door has no problems!!

If you take care of these vans, they run forever!!