Value alternative to the "best" minivans
We bought our '07 LS used in 10/2007; now has 237000 miles on it. Has had an AC compressor (228000 mi), transmission (189000 mi), fuel pump (165000 mi), radiator (162000 mi), and front wheel bearings (115000 mi). It's roomy (I'm 6'3"), and performs reasonably well. Despite all the room for cargo, one minor disappointment is the inability to place a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood behind the first row because there are only 93" on the floor with the rear door closed. It has hauled practically everything else though; we added an eighth seat (only works without captain's chairs on second row) to carry one more passenger and have carried car parts, furniture, appliances, building supplies, etc. in it without seats and the second row console (aftermarket accessory) installed. In addition, it's towed a lot, including a 4700 pound trailer, so it's worked very hard for us. I buy vehicles to keep, so resale value isn't a concern for me, and since I do my own maintenance and repairs this was a no-brainer - especially since it's much less expensive to purchase than the others. When I finally am ready for something else, I'll do as I always have - give it to someone who needs transportation since I've gotten my money's worth from it. If you're not like-minded another van may suit you better.
Breaks down constantly
I've had this car since 2014. It has cost me an additional $5,000+ in repairs. There's a "brain" in the transmission that goes bad. The gas gauge is very unreliable, never be under 1/4 tank. Now it's got electrical issues, killing the battery repeatedly and blowing blinker bulbs. We've replaced so much. I'm getting ready to get a new car before I've got another $1,000 bill to pay.
decent van, good mileage, many repairs
This was great for my needs and has been reasonably affordable. more repairs than I wanted but I hope to get 250k miles in it. very comgortable and nice electrics, auto lights etc
Very reliable and easy to drive.
Spacious, reliable and smooth driving. I would definitely recommend this vehicle. good for the upcoming fall/winter. Good heat and air, new tires and recent oil change.
We loved this van. It is so roomy, nice smooth ride. drives excellent. Good on gas, so quite inside. The instrument panel is easy to read, the heat controls are easy to use. The seats are very comfortable too.
stable good van holds road excellent driving very comfortable performs well more room than most mini vans it its class does use a little more gas then some 4 cylinder vans
Great car for every need!
It?s a great roomy vehicle you can fit a big family comfortably or you can take out the seats and have tons of cargo area definitely a must need.
Best car I?ve owned
I bought this new in 2007, haven?t had any issues that weren?t expected with age. The car although going on 12 yrs old still performs excellent. I?ve read others reviews on how hard/ heavy the seats are to take out but I?ve never had that experience. Maybe because my seats are all captains chairs and not 3rd row bench seating. Currently it?s pushing 135,000 miles and still going strong. Have no plans on trading it in or selling it. Only thing I don?t like is that I had to have the sliding passenger door side airbag turned off because my van is modified with the Sit N Lift for my disabled child , and it was considered more dangerous having it on if we were ever in an accident (thankfully that?s never happened) I maintain my vehicle so I?m guessing that the ones complaining about this model simply don?t take care of their vehicle. Too bad Chevy no longer makes this. I love the fact that it?s a van but feels and looks more like an SUV!
Best Van ever!
we bought the van 3 years ago in bad condition. but if you are a little clever, you can repair a lot yourself! However, since we live in Austria, it was not easy to get spare parts, but we could solve the problem with the company Rockauto. every year we drive long distances with the caravan and our two older children, so over 3,000 km per holiday and even fully loaded at an outside temperature of more than 30 ?, the air conditioning system reliably performs its services! America can be proud to build such good cars! In Europe you can not find such reliable and solid vans! Chevrolet Uplander LT 2007
good van but has some problems
It is a good van but it has fuel problem. The gas gauge show false amount of fuel you need to replace sensor or fuel pumps on this car. you also need to put in the correct type of gas or it can damage the fuel system.