Driving Impressions The drivetrain of the Venture shines in being nearly invisible. These buckets weight just 38 pounds, which we find light enough that plucking them out and leaving them in the garage is not a painful act. Our children were flabbergasted we would choose such a wondrous vehicle. We had a few minor things happen, but nothing very costly. The drivetrain is smooth, nearly invisible. Since this vehicle is discontinued, parts procurement can be limited to the casa or some American specialist shops.
We've had a couple 'glitches' The gas tank for instance. Nor did our loaded-down Venture wallow or lean excessively during quick maneuvers through downtown Chicago. Got rid of DexCool after first intake manifold replacement at 145,000. That is a huge problem. The videotape player is mounted near the floor, too. I know a lot of these features are now standard on most minivans, but remember, our last family vehicle was a 1997 Nissan Sentra.
The anti-lock brake system engaged smoothly and without drama on loose surfaces. We've not had any major problems though. I'v had pretty good luck with it till 2 months ago. The screen has a 1. The Venture with the touring suspension is a good highway cruiser. Had it for a year now, kids love it still, no mechanical problems, no inside problems no nothing and theres now 114k miles on it.
In the Warner Brothers Edition, the entertainment system features six rear headphone jacks, so all of the rear-seaters can be engaged without disturbing the driver too much. It has rusted quote a bit more but that is expected of any 13 yr old car. I don't really believe in luck by the way! In other words, we can rarely tell the difference between standard and Touring suspensions. We will be filing bankruptcy in about 2 months and much is due to this albatross we have had around our neck for so long. Sorry to hear everyone having so many problems with theirs. Rear taillights needed the board replaced to fix lights. Its best feature may well be its wide range of seating and cargo configurations.
But the bench seats are relatively heavy to remove and replace, should you need more space for grandfather clocks or dog cages. It's loaded with all the bells and whistles and I love it. All in all poor experience with van, don't plan to buy chevy ever again. Lots of storage bins and cubby holes add convenience. On top of all this the regular maintenance was over the top, too, Way too many visits to our favorite mechanic for this and that and this again and that again. The long-wheelbase models add more cargo space.
You are looking for new and used for sale on Philkotse. Compared to minivans from Ford and Chrysler, Venture is more traditional, less overtly streamlined. Sticking to my domestic import thank you! The front seats hold you securely with large side bolsters on the backs of the seats. Seriously, that thing was more trouble than it was worth. We decided to put its standard load-leveling suspension to task, and hauled a 450-pound motorcycle in the rear for a ride several states away. Only had 29,000 on it 2 months ago when I bought it. It all went downhill after that.
Two lengths are available: the standard 112-inch wheelbase and an extended 120-inch wheelbase. One son kept asking when we had to return this amazing van. Five of them are standard in the Warner Bros. The fix is learn how to repair some of this yourself. Stuff doesn't just last forever. I've replaced the brake pads twice, bought a few new tires and the poor thing has only gotten an oil change about once a year and it's still never left me stranded and always starts even when its been -35 for a week straight I live in Iowa. I will be sad to see this one go! Safety is also a big thing of course, my family is my number one priority.
So we just starting turning the nozzle at a certain angle, goes in perfect every time. Versatrak keeps the vehicle moving as long as at least one wheel has traction. We have the same year, make and model. Great mpg on highway, around 26 I think. The Plus version can be ordered with a power sliding door on the passenger side. I love this van and am certain that my next car purchase will be again a Chevy venture no doubt about it, I would definitely recommend this van to anyone regardless of driving experience. I am still going to have them read the code when the light is on but I have a feeling we will just ignore it whatever it is.
Walkaround The first thing you might notice about the Chevrolet Venture is the cheery, bright-metal grin of its front grille. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. It is what inside that counts, since you'll spend more time inside. It'd be a great car, if it wasn't such a piece of junk. The touring suspension makes the Venture a good highway cruiser.
Its V6 engine is willing, and its ride is smooth and car-like. After nearly 5 years, only reliability problem was central electronic module replaced under warranty. I am looking for another one to replace the one that i had only because i loved it so much. Just changed belt tensioner and water pump. They have intake manifolds that leak. Problems which plagued Ventures are overheating, suspension, noise from the air conditioning, and radiator issues.