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2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo

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Information shown for entry-level Van/Minivan.

Fuel Economy:
N/A
Max Seating: 2
Engine: V8, 4.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Chevrolet Express Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.1
Out of 10

Based on 246 Ratings for the 1999 - 2016 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.4/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.6/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

great work van .kbb value is extremly low

By on Saturday, July 16, 2016

I don't own this car

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
2/10

Pros: "dependable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"great work truck never lets me down.i have oprox 1;500 lbs of tools and equipment in it and run it all day ..gets up and goes like there is nothing in it"

Regular work horse with regular repairs

By on Monday, June 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "you can accessorize and not feel it is a waste."

Cons: "GPM, light wiring, tire balancing"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"A mechanic gave me a list of things in sequential order that will go wrong with the van. When the tranny goes it is time to get rid of it. Do not let the oil change people put in the wrong antifreeze it will cost you $700 for new seals, The driver seat goes so start looking for a seat. This is a cargo van and either seat will work on either side. Just eliminate the arm rest. Rust occurrs at the bottom of each door. The steering wheel got chewed up so fix every small tear early. GPM is about 16-18. I wanted a larger or a second gas tank for long trips. Rides very well full or empty, fast or slow. I put 4 studded snows and went EVERYWHERE during the previous year with too much snow. Trailer package with trailer having the brakes worked out very well and hauled on occassion shingle trailers with that small 8 cylinder engine. When the van is totally empty, the pedal to the metal occurrs frequently as it really goes. The tranny had an eight year clunk glitch and it finally went. No park, no reverse so it'll cost $1300 and now at 14 years old $1300 is all it is worth via Blue Book. Had a stray current the last few years so it lets you know when you get out of the van. Ignition electronic part on top of engine went a month ago and was a cheap fix. Remember to change the tranny fluid. The water pump was changed out.The rest was normal maintenance. It is a 3/4 ton van and it hauled so many tools it squatted the 80# tires for 6 out of 8 years. Pulled a 1.5 ton trailer without brakes."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Completely reliable and well used work horse

By on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,769

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "Great price, reliable working truck, careful owner"

Cons: "Doesn't look so pretty any more, no amenities."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Single owner since 2001. This truck was worked hard carting carpet, pad, supplies and tools all over the tri-state area. Because this was a work truck, it was very well-maintained. Have all maintenance and repair records. It is tagged up-to-date. I would rate this as between good and very good for the mileage. There is some minor rust and dents on the outside and well worn on the inside. There have been some minor modifications on the inside to carry tools, etc. and a long round tube on top to carry lengths of carpet tacks and tacking strips (no leaks)."

18 people out of 30 found this review helpful

Great for hauling anything

By on Friday, August 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great for hauling people or things"

Cons: "Big to drive, mileage 16 hwy not bad for how big"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this van with 25000 in 2005, it now has over 182000 on it, very few issues, nothing out of the ordinary, water pump, tensioner pulley, and replaced the belt, I have gone through only two sets of tires, good ones are worth it. I have hauled two 15ft kayaks along with 3 SUP boards no problem. With the seats in it will handle 15 people no problem, great for trips with the family. We use it instead of a tent to go camping too, blowup mattress in the back works great. I really have enjoyed this van. Important parking tip, ALWAYS BACK IN!!! ha.."

55 people out of 107 found this review helpful

Loved my 2006 for 9 yrs. Now Love my 2015

By on Monday, August 24, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Got New

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "A Pleasure to Drive."

Cons: "No Windvent."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The 3500 Passenger Van is the best in the World. Just got my 2015 & selling my 2006. Hate to see my old friend go."

21 people out of 41 found this review helpful

good clean always relieable

By on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 81,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "all is good"

Cons: "paint starting to peel but just on hood"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"i have bought this van new in 07. have always changed oil on time.it has had 30 &60 thousand mile check ups. overall good work van.its clean but paint is peeling some on hood but that is a chevy thing i think."

42 people out of 86 found this review helpful

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