2002 Chevrolet Venture from North America
Very good, but problematic
I have had to replace transmissions twice!
The fuel gauge fluctuates widely and is completely unreliable.
In terms of driving, I love this car. It's been a real workhorse.
When the second trans went out, I was very upset, but fixing it was cheaper than buying a new car.
Now the gas gauge has gone screwy. Like many others, I now have to use the odometer to make certain I don't run out of fuel. I will I fix the gauge? Not at $ 400 - $ 600! I want to keep the car until 180K miles.
Would I buy another Chevrolet? Sure, but I will check out potential weak points before making a decision. Today, I only buy used cars. New cars simply cost too much plus all the lousy taxes. The depreciation is terrible and it isn't tax deductible.
All in all, I prefer an American car over foreign because if necessary, I can always go to the junkyard for parts! I've owned probably 15 other GM cars. This one has had the most problems, but you have to be philosophical about it.
I owned three MB too. Nice looking car, but that's where it stops. Simply too expensive to own, maintain and operate. Whenever I'd go the dealer, I thought my pocket was being picked! Never again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2007