Fire-breathing grocery getter
The Few things that have gone wrong are what I would call "inconveniences" or "fit and trim" problems and happened before I purchased the vehicle.
The drivers side window motor failed, causing the window to roll down, but not up.
The cable that opens the gas cap broke.
The hatch has to be opened with the key.
The air conditioning needs to be recharged.
The fuel gauge reads inconsistently, and the tank reaches empty when the gauge says 1/4. If anyone has a fix for this, please comment.
The car is outstanding shape for having well over 150 thousand miles on it. People look at it's overall condition and wonder if the odometer is broken. The white finish with black pin-striping is tasteful and sharp-looking.
The engine is strong and silent, and needs only basic maintanance. It performs much better than expected for a minivan, and is surprisingly quick from a standstill, and when dropped into passing gear it pulls ahead with authority. at 95+ miles an hour the ride is steady and the engine is ready for more. with only a K&N filter to boost it's performance, it is quite a sleeper.
Gas mileage seems to be about 17mpg average.
Stereo was less than stellar. I replaced all the stock components with top of the line Kenwood equipment, but the design of the cabin makes the sound somewhat dull.
Cargo space is fantastic, especially with all, but the 2 front seats removed. Air shocks and load levelers in the back help the van compete with pickups for carrying capacity.
The van has a fiberglass body that will not rust. Paint looks like new, as the car seems like it was previously very well cared for. I'm proud to continue the good care and will always be a supporter of the GM trio of "dustbuster" vans. The new ones are ugly, slow, and un-economical. but that's just my humble opinion!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st January, 2003