2001 Chevrolet Venture Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.5
2 Reviews
Overall
4.5
Value
4.5
Performance
3.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
4.5

2001 Chevrolet Venture Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2001 Chevrolet Venture - Reliable

Fernando
Maricopa, Arizona
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
3.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
My minivan is pretty fabulous. At nearly 17 years of age, it shows no real wear. Living in the desert paint usually fades but not my ride! I have all options that were available: OnStar, VHS leather seats roof rack, extended length warner brothers edition. I have seen old cars with cracking leather... my car has perfect interior even though I have carpooled for years with hundreds of stops getting all kids in and out. No leaks, no noises, no problems whatsoever! Just an awesome, reliable vehicle!
Story
We have had so many fun road trips in this van. The most memorable one was driving to Disneyland and planning stops to sight see along the way. We met some fun people who needed help jump starting their car (theirs was new ..ha-ha). When we finally got to Disneyland, we were teased about being at the wrong park because of the Warner Bros. emblem. It was, of course, all in good fun, and the ... (more)
Pros
I love the electric sliding door which has a button that I can control from the overhead console. I love the security that OnStar provides, and I love the VHS system (yes, it still works). My car has out lived most of my friends' vehicles that are even a bit newer. I love the reliability knowing that my van is good solid and dependable. The legroom is amazing. I have been on several road trips and have not yet once heard, "are we there yet?" My 6-ft. tall son has never felt squished sitting in the 3rd row!! its just so awesome!!!
Cons
I wish that my van had dual-sliding doors and an electric lift gate. These are options now available in newer models. I also wish that I had a port to plug in an iPod. I have a cassette/CD tuner, but the idea of a bunch of CDs sloshing around in side the car with all of my kids jumping around is something that sounds insane. I also would have liked the manufacturer to include a full-sized jack instead of the little flimsy one that I wouldn't even trust to prop up a golf cart.

2001 Chevrolet Venture - Best buy for my money

Nicole
Southfield, Michigan
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
4.0
Overall, it has been a very reliable vehicle. However, you might find yourself replacing parts on this vehicle more often than not because the parts are cheap and therefore may not last as long, but the good thing is that they are easy to find.
Story
Driving from Michigan to Toronto, Ontario, Canada to visit friends during the winter season. It was a safe and comfortable trip.
Pros
It's great on gas. It's family friendly with plenty of room. It has ice cold air conditioning and a great heater for the cold weather months. It handles great on the road. It's great for long trips and is a comfortable ride. Replacement parts are easy to find. Both the interior and the exterior are great. It is OnStar compatible (with a paid subscription of course). It handles well in extreme weather situations like snow storms. It has a very good supportive suspension. It comes with a decent stock car audio system.
Cons
The van uses Dex-Cool antifreeze (I was told that it corroded my radiator and ruined my water pump). I flushed out the Dex-Cool and added regular antifreeze, and I haven't had a problem since then. For some reason, when it rains, sometimes it can actually ruin the headlight bulbs and also ruin the brake light bulbs and they may need frequent replacement. Luckily, they are cheap and easy to find. The body of the van tends to rust at the bottom. I'm not sure if they rust proof this model on the bottom or not. I notice that most vans like mine have the same problem with rust at the bottom. Fo... (more)

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