2004 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L OHV V6 from North America
I must have been lucky or 2004 is a good year
Batteries, alternator, brakes, rotors, rear struts, broken sway bar link, glove box latch, dashboard cupholder trim.
All I can really say is that it has exceeded many expectations. Never went through a transmission, head gasket, or intake gasket. No 3.4L piston slap on cold starts. Running Dexcool. Maybe I got lucky? Does need a little suspension work. Very little body rust. Interior is stained from children.
The one I bought must be pretty amazing. DVD player and stereo sound amazing, although the screen is pretty tiny. The heated seats work well. Driver's side power sliding door had some goofy issue with the lock, but I played with the power opening mechanism and lock, and it opened. Glove box latch had broke.
Regular fluid changes and it is still kicking. Especially maintaining clean fluids on the trans is a must from day 1 on these. Have heard the internals get poopy and fail.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th October, 2014
21st Nov 2015, 19:02
Update: I currently have 255,000 miles. The strut bearings are now shot. The tie rods and ball joints are due for replacement.
The engine started climbing in temp this summer and the engine fans weren't turning on. It still tends to heat up sometimes, but only at a stop. Sometimes it does not heat up at a stop.
I had a plug wire get caught in the wiper arm assembly under the hood and cause a misfire.
Traction control will activate sometimes when shifting to drive.
Engine still runs strong.