Don't buy the AWD version
Head gasket went at just over 60,000 km, but the dealer replaced and repaired for free.
Dealer service was always excellent, but the vehicle quality was very poor.
Brakes had to be replaced at 22,000km, wheel bearing and speed sensor at 12,000.
AWD and ABS lights come on regularly, despite replacement of bearings/sensors.
Spare tire assembly is a one use only option.
There is always something wrong with the vehicle. Most recently the strut assembly went and was very expensive to repair.
My previous vehicle went well over 300,000 km and was only disabled by the rust. Problems with this vehicle have convinced me to never buy another GM vehicle.
However, I've only heard good things about the non-AWD versions of the Venture.
Good on gas, comfortable, roomy. GM service is a 10 out of 10.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th March, 2010