"This is my 6th Astro van. The first one had around 750000 miles on it before she died. The others have been in wrecks and not once did I get hurt. The engine parts are cheap and easy enough that I can work on the engine myself and I am a grandma. Unfortunately in '94, that was the last year for the 4.3L. I believe after that they only have the vortec? engine which most parts are not interchangeable between the 2 and the vortec only has one injector. I used all of them for long distance deliveries and drove thousand of miles and not once have I had to have then towed. Great ride, plenty of room and has 2 bench seats and extremely dependable."
"I paid $800 for this van 6 yrs ago. Other than regular maintenance items there have been no major costs. This is the most dependable vehicle I have ever owned. The old girl uses no oil whatsoever after 225,000 miles! I love this van and have recommended them to everyone. My mother even bought a 92 model. She loves hers too. Always starts and runs. Nothing but Chevy in my driveway. Period. They truly are the Heartbeat of America."
"I paid $800 for this van almost 3 years ago, put $400 in it in repairs since then and she still runs like a champ. How many people can say they only paid $1200 for a vehicle over a 3 year period.Won't give her up until it turns to dust no matter how old she gets or how nice the new ones are. I might add a new chevy to the family though..."
"The only negative to this van is there is no driver side sliding door and the front passenger legroom is a little cramped. It has been an excellent van with 3 kids participating in 6 sports all over!"
"I bought an used ASTRO Van Chevrolet passenger for $395 bucks. I got it tuned up and replaced remanufactured power steering. The rest of the van works in excellent condition, mechanically and its very reliable for all kinds of applications.
1988 van drive stronger transmission for hauling and work commutes."
"1993 Astro van use it in a food minstry in NC has never let us down. Except for one trans. replacment. The van now has 400,000 on it,it uses some oil 1 qt betwen changes[3000 mi] has all kinds of noises but it is to be expeted with this milage on it. we are looking for anther one,wish they still made this van!"