I’ve been to the auto forums, I’ve schlepped all over the consumer reports. Now I need honest opinions from folks I know and love. Or, know and love as much as is possible in an annonymus internet forum.
Have you ever owned a Chevy Astro Van? If so, did you like it? Did you hate it? Any serious mechanical problems that only came up after years of ownership?
We’re seriously thinking of buying a '97 Cargo model off a friend of ours to help expand our tiny business. We haven’t seen it yet. It’s supposed to have less that 100,000 miles on it and is currently at the shop getting a pre-sale check-up.
Bluebook put it at $3500, which is what our friend is asking, so we’re reasonably sure he’s not out to profit on us. He’s also paying for the check-up. Still, maybe the compression coil is minutes from failing and there will be a big gout of flame and I’ll have to barter with space pirates for parts as the oxygen fails.