I'm disabled, and this is the only vehicle with the headroom for my cart. I can get out, reach the luggage rack, and can hold myself up to walk to the back, and get my cart. Even the Dutch doors are great, they don't knock me over if it's windy. Add AWD,and it can't be beat. Could get a full size van, but then you get 10 mpg. The Astro, or Safari, is the perfect ride.
I own this one
While it is good for carrying people and/or stuff, I find it uncomfortable to drive. I am long legged and don't have alot of room or a place to put my big feet. The wheel hump is right where I'd tend to try to rest my left foot which puts my knee into the steering wheel area. While I'd recommend it to shorter friends, tall people should test drive carefully. Sure wish I could go for a pickup but I can make do and dream...ha ha.
I Bought 2 Astros
I ordered a 2004 LT, and last year I bought a 2005 LS. Love the ride and especially the rear wheel drive and the towing capacity. I looked at several other models before buying the Astro. I don't like front wheel drive. Sad that GM stopped making the Astro. It's got a proven record for over 10 years.