Cons: "No keyless entry, CD player won't handle MP3's"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I bought this car used about 2 1/2 yrs ago with 48K miles. It's the LS entry-level model. Quite comfortable on long trips, and gets good fuel mileage, about 25mpg on trips, 21-22mpg during everyday use. I wish it had keyless entry, but this is the low $$ model, so no joy there! Very roomy, never seems to fill up when hauling "stuff".
I'm pleased with the power train. The transmission always seems to be in the right gear for the conditions. Never burns oil, and the oil seems to stay really clean.
Too bad it's not made anymore, it was replaced by the Uplander model the following year."
"I have never gotten stranded in this vehicle. It also holds all 6 of my grandchildren in comfort. I can do yard sale drive bys with no problem either. And for the size, the gas mileage is decent. People still think it's a lot newer than it is because the style is so classy."
"I have owned my 04 Venture for a few years now and it has proven to be a reliable vehicle. Mine is loaded with leather seats and it drives just like a car. My only complaints are sometimes wind noise comes from the roof rack and there is a rattling sound from the rear of the van. Sometimes my rear brakes will "grab", but that's only if the van has sat up for awhile without being driven. For all of the people who have complained about the intake gasket problem, that was a problem on the 97-03 models only. The '04 and '05 models have better designed gaskets."