Replaced axles 10 times.
Currently is down due to axles.
What we have learned the hard way...
We had to get axles custom rebuilt, as most axles are after market and have an inherent defect.
The axles must be replaced as a set at the same time, regardless if only one is bad.
Also, the motor mounts must be replaced at the same time.
There is no exception to this rule.
Otherwise you will continue to break axles.
Our side door has fallen off due too bad track more than once.
We had to replace the alternator @ 130K.
We had to replace the AC and use an AC eliminator pulley @ 140K.
Headlights are foggy due to moisture problems.
The transmission was replaced around 120K just before we got it.
The fuel pump sounds like a jet engine.
It has no true power going up hills.
It runs just absolutely awful with gas that is from GO Mart - almost left my wife stranded in the middle of nowhere, more than once due to the bad fuel.
This vehicle is very fussy about gas grade.
We have discovered that the original owner was terribly abusive to the vehicle and failed to properly maintain it.
The paint is peeling on roof and hood, dead center on both - go figure.
The door struts for rear door have long since lost their get up and go.
Other than the axle problems, we are very pleased with the van.
It is a very comfortable van.
It is nice and roomy and we can put all kinds of household project stuff in it.
The seats are removable - we really like that.
We can VERY comfortably fit 7 people for long trips and no one complains about soreness or stiffness from the ride.
It gets about 22 mpg on highway and around 18 more or less in city.