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Engine Durablity Stinks by DG from Douglas, AZ on 03/15/2002. Trim: 1996 Chevrolet Express G1500, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Very comfortable to ride in.
Cons: The vehicle was maintained properly over the time that I have owned it. But the engine somehow froze up this past weekend and will now cost me over $3,000 to get it fixed or replaced. The engine only has approx. 75,000 miles on it. This vehicle also handles poorly and the braking and accelerating are sluggish.
Overall review: I had planned on this being our over the road vehicle for several years but have only owned it 2 1/2 years and already have to put in over $3,000 dollars in to the engine. You would think that the engine would be more durable than this and should be able to last with proper care for well over 100,000 miles. I will not ever buy a GM vehicle again. The engines just don't aren't durable enough for people who want to keep the same vehicle for a long time.
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Forget minivans by Express Racer on 06/02/2006. Trim: 1996 Chevrolet Express G1500, Owned 8 years.
Pros: Ultimate Comfort with 4 kids and wife, performance has been great thru 7yrs owned. Can drive 10hrs straight and not feel it.
Cons: Had to change radiator twice. Battery problems due to tiny connector coming loose easy.
Overall review: Will get the new one when time comes.
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Problem Van by RJW on 08/28/2002. Trim: 1996 Chevrolet Express G1500, Owned 6 years.
Pros: Excellent space and acceleration. Interior is very spacious and comfortable.
Cons: Excessive transmission failures. Door hinges rust and freeze solid. Excessive brake wear.
Overall review: Poor mechanical reliability.
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TRAVEL TIME by JB on 04/08/2002. Trim: 1996 Chevrolet Express G1500, Owned 5 years.
Pros: RUNS GREAT/ KEEP TRANSMISSION FLUID COOL.
Cons: TRANSMISSION BLEW AT 106000 ADDED A EXTERNAL COOLER RUNS GREAT NOW / SHOULD ADD COOLER AT 100000 MILES SERVICE.
Overall review: THIS IS A CONVERISON HIGH TOP VAN HAS 126000 MILES AND STILL RUNS GREAT ONLY TRANS TROUBLE AT 106000 BUT EXTERNAL COOLER FIXED IT AFTER REBILT
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good for long trips by jjp on 10/06/2001. Trim: 1996 Chevrolet Express G1500, Owned 5 years.
Pros: very comfortable
Cons: wanders, have to keep coorecting steering at hy.speeds
Overall review: very nice van
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