2000 Chevrolet Astro

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2000 Chevrolet Astro

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Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet’s Astro and the GMC Safari twin are the oldest minivans on the market. Available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, both arrived in 1985 as General Motors’ answer to Chrysler’s front-wheel-drive minivans.

Several equipment and styling changes have been made to the Astro and Safari in the past 15 years, but they are built from the same truck-derived chassis that debuted in 1985. Both are available as passenger and cargo vans.

Exterior
Astro rides a 111-inch wheelbase and is 190 inches long — 4 inches longer than a Dodge Caravan and 10 inches shorter than a Grand Caravan. At 75 inches high, the Astro is nearly 7 inches taller than the Caravan or Grand Caravan.

All models come with a single sliding door on the passenger side — a driver-side sliding door is not offered. At the rear, dual doors that swing open to the sides are standard. A “Dutch door” arrangement is optional with a swing-up rear window on top and two swing-out doors below. A rear defogger is included with the Dutch doors but is not available with the standard swing-out doors.

Interior
Seats for seven or eight are offered on passenger models. The base eight-passenger setup has two front buckets and two three-place bench seats. With the optional seven-seat arrangement, another pair of buckets replaces the bench seat in the middle row. Cargo vans come with two front buckets.

All seats except the front buckets are removable, which creates 170 cubic feet of cargo space.

New features for 2000 models include optional remote keyless entry with a panic alarm and standard battery run-down protection that automatically turns off interior lights after 20 minutes. On models with optional power locks, the driver’s door can’t be locked when the key is in the ignition.

Under the Hood
All models use GM’s 4.3-liter V-6 (also found in other GM trucks), rated for 190 horsepower and a four-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel antilock brakes are standard.

The optional all-wheel drive sends all power to the rear wheels until the system senses wheel slip. It then sends enough power to the front wheels to stabilize traction.

As a truck-based vehicle with a full frame, the Astro can tow up to 6,000 pounds and carry a payload of 1,764 pounds.

Performance
Though officially a minivan, the truck-based Astro is more like a three-quarter-scale version of the Chevrolet Express full-size van than a front-drive people hauler. It is better suited to heavy-duty work — lugging tools and lumber or towing boats — than for carrying passengers. If you’re looking for a substitute for a car, then a Chevrolet Venture, Dodge Caravan, Honda Odyssey or other front-drive minivan would be a better choice.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.6
  • Interior design 3.8
  • Performance 3.3
  • Value for the money 3.8
  • Exterior styling 2.7
  • Reliability 3.4

Most recent consumer reviews

3.7

Very Reliable People and Things Mover

The van has been reliable, inexpensive to maintain, easy to drive with plenty of room with easy access. It has been great for family events, hauling and moving things, taking to the beach for camping trips. I would happily purchase another Chevy Astro van.

1.9

Bought it brand new..this hard one to figure out.

So after brand new ..and after took it bavk to get a valve job...started like cutting out.. So came to conclusion..this must been built On one of the pre or post dog day..monday Or friday....took it back..

3.4

A good car for your money

I love my chevy astro van, I go every where to work on my old lady after 312 K she still going strong, best tip is to take care of the engine EJ: fluid ,oil changes leasing to your chevy learn the sound it makes cause u will safe money along the road.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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