"Absolutely a beast. I love this van. I have a 1993 5.7L V-8, bought it at 30k miles and currently have 138k miles on it. ZERO PROBLEMS! The drivetrain is amazing, it still shifts perfect. I built some shelving in the back for tools and it is a perfect van for contracting. I have driven it to countless job sites. I wish I didn't change professions... now I have to get rid of it :(
Excellent buy for the price, find one with low miles and it will go for ages."
"If I have to name a "best ever" vehicle then the honors go to my '88 Astro van I owned for 13 years. I sold that to a friend with over 244,000 miles on it. My '93 G10 has the same drivetrain (4.3 V6 with automatic) as the Astro but has more poundage to move and less aerodynamics, thus not giving the same gas milage. I'm averaging around 17 mpg compared to 23 mpg of the Astro. I bought it used from a local university. As a former employee of the college I also knew the history of the vehicle. It had 13,000 miles on it when I bought it for $1900 in November of '04. I converted it with a lot of plywood making a bed and storage, tiled floor, sink, stove and tinted the windows. I also haul two kayaks inside on occasion and band equipment. I retired '05 and in 7 months put 16,000 miles on it traveling around the country; several trips from Ohio to Florida and out to California and back, zigzagging through several states. This vehicle has NO a/c, no tilt, no cruise control and 2 base seats (uncomfortable to say the least), missing all the creature comforts I've come to enjoy in my old Buick, but that's another story. On the plus side, it does have front vent windows! Do I still need this vehicle? Not at these gas prices! All in all though, it's been a good vehicle. The paint is original and it rubbed out and waxed nicely when I first took ownership of it. This is my fifth van, four of which were Chevys."
"I got my van in 2008 and have had to make repairs to it but it runs great. The rust is another story but it does everything i need it to do. From towing to moving or road trips. The 4.3 v6 has been very good to me."