2002 Chevrolet Venture consumer reviews

$23,140–$24,020 MSRP range
side view of 2002 Venture Chevrolet
73% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.9
  • Interior design 3.1
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 3.9
  • Exterior styling 3.3
  • Reliability 3.7
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3.1

A pleasure to drive. Like a sedán. Gold brakes

I modified it to run on LPG. Fuel economy Is same, but the much lower price of LPG makes a major saving. Great decision without doubt

4.4

Overall good value.

Reliable car at a good value. We bought it used and it was in rough shape, not well taken care of but after cleaning it up it has served us well, they are a little difficult to work on under the hood but that is common for a mini-vans and it has rust issues underneath but again it was not well cared for by the previous owner.

3.9

Good versiable vehicle

Good van that can haul people and object just like perfect. Can't ask for a more inexpensive vehicle

4.3

Great Van

We bought this van in 2002. It had 17,000 miles when we bought it. Have had very few problems. Just regular upkeep no major repairs .As a women it is very comfortable for me to drive and I felt very safe driving it. It is getting some age on it and I would love to find another one just like it in a newer model.

2.3

Disaster

Bought this van with 43,000 miles on it. Very noisy and you feel every bump in the road. Can't even listen to the radio. Now at 55,000 miles the #1 cylinder has 40psi. Possibly valves, but could be worse. It would cost a minimum of $1,900 to fix if I decide the rest of the car is worth it. Reading other revues and the van's lack of comfort I think it is best to junk this van.

5.0

Jeff Benson Car Company---Fantastic!

Jeff Benson Car Company--great people! Bought a work van back in August, super clean and runs awesome. We're back to look for another vehicle.

1.9

Absolute Junk!

I owned my 2002 Chevrolet Venture WB Edition since brand new and it almost has 100,000 miles now. Over this journey the van has had nothing but problem after problem! Luckily im a mechanic and I have not had to pay for labor co$t!!! Problems have included cheap interior panels breaking and falling off, bad wheel bearings/wheel speed sensors, horn button stuck on, engine oil leak, transmission oil leak, coolant leaks, engine intake manifold gasket ruptured (twice now), cheap leather seats cracking, cheap dashboard plastic cracking, A/C Freon Leaks--A/C Stopped working... All routine maintenance was accomplished, oil changed every 3000, miles, tires rotated and balanced, coolant flushed, spark plugs changed, you name it I accomplished it!!! And nothing helped, something new breaks every month! Please avoid this vehicle if you are shopping for a used Mini-VAN

2.3

BELOW AVERAGE

WHERE DO I START, IVE OWNED 2 VENTURES. THEY ALL ROT OUT UNDER THE DOORS, THEY HAVE ALMOST NO HEAT, THE AIR COND STOPPED WORKING EVERYTIME IT GOT HOT OUTSIDE,DOORS AND WINDOWS ARE ALL NOISEY FROM THE WIND,THEY BOTH ATE A SET OF TIRES A YEAR, VERY POOR ON FUEL, AND DONT EVEN TRY TO CHANGE A SET OF SPARK PLUGS ON THEM.[ THEY BUILT THE CAR AROUND THEM] .. REAR WIPER MOTORS ARE JUNK .. WORST VAN EVER OWNED...

4.3

It's been a good run

I didn't like this van when I bought it - my first time as a van owner, and I was used to driving something flashier. I had test drove a few Chrsyler Town and Countries, and they were so much more comfortable. We bought the base model, and the bells and whistles just weren't there. It had 44,000 miles when we bought it. We now have 185,000 miles on it. I consider it an extremely reliable vehicle. Somewhere around 140,000 miles I had to replace the intake manifold gasket for about $450. A month later a spark plug cracked (on the front thankfully, so it was a cheap replacement). The AC condensor had to be replaced (another $450) at about 165,000. For putting 140,000 miles on a a vehicle, I think we did pretty well on repairs. Only major complaint would be the placement of the battery. It's buried under a bunch of stuff, so the replacement time adds up - but, it's not buried under anything critical, so if you know how to run a screw driver and a wrench and have an afternoon off, you can do it yourself. We live in Minnesota and have driven it on some big trips (South Carolina, Upstate New York), and probably on average 50+ miles a day. It's never left me stranded yet. Looking back, I'm having a hard time remembering why I didn't like it.

4.9

Hate to let this van go!!

We have enjoyed this van on short trips, and for hauling a small work trailer. Great gas mileage, the DVD for kids in the back is a real plus! Never any problems and performed great on a 4,000 mile trip to MO a short time ago. Plenty of room for guests and cargo. Husband got a work truck and we have another passenger car, so have to let it go. :(