"It's a good vehicle, reliable and dependable. Spend a lot of money getting it fix and all it needs is the abs sensor checked out. Other than that, the vehicle is good for anyone who wants to save until they get into something better. New battery, radiator, had the head gasket fix, new front hub bearing, sway bar, new water pump, both control arms, new oxygen sensor, new front struts and back shocks, left and right struts, etc. Ready for the winter, just have to stay on top of all fluids, oil and antifreeze. Also have a new staring-wheel pump, ready to be install."
"I'm so sad that Chevrolet stopped making the Venture Van. I would buy another one without hesitation. It has taken us to Mexico, Canada, Florida, Southern CA, Washington. It has moved our kids over long distances - some of them twice. It has been a great car - all 221,000 miles."
Pros: "Holds up well to adverse conditions, reliable"
Cons: "Cheap plastic interior and hardware"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"We purchased this used at the last minute and I'm guessing we put 25k miles on it... It now has almost160k. Its not too bad on gas. It's been on some occasional rough sandy dirt roads down in Los Cabos, Mexico for 2 yrs, and was smashed in the passenger side (doors amazingly held up!). So it faired well all things considering, but the interior plastic dash was cracked when we got it (and now it's cracked everywhere), the glove compartment door broke off the hinge soon after, and in fact, every cute little compartment door in the van broke at the hinges. So rhe plastic interior is its least best feature. Other than that I do have to say it held up pretty well under the conditions and the engine seems to still be doing well. Maybe we haven't reach the stage yet for the big costly common things to happen with Venturas, but at this point I'm impressed, but seriously doubting it would be capable to exceed the miles on my Toyota Previa (which was running like a champ at 350k - until my husband drove it thru a river arroya in Mexico!)"
Pros: "Very dependable. This is a " must see " van"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Purchased new and has had excellent care. Every service record is available.
Very dependable, never had a starting or drive train problem. Power side doors ( both sides ) are great, they add easy entrance and egress.
If they still made a Venture van I would buy one tomorrow."