Buy Astro Van
Hey, thanks for starting this discussion. I am also thinking of trading my pu in for a van. I've been contemplating a used VW which has good carrying capacity and is economical to drive. I am also interested in the smaller vans such as the astro, but I never looked into them because I simply thought that a 4x8 sheet wouldn't fit with the doors closed. Is this true or false?
buy astro van
We bought a 97 astrovan last summer with 39k miles on it and paid $8700(so. cal.) After researching by talking to knowlegable friends and another chevy mechanic, they reassured us that it was a good deal. Best thing is that most of the years that this car was made, the parts are interchangeable(for the most part) and it's they only van that actually sits on a truck chasis. As one friend said"chevy just seemed to evolve the van with improvements, whereas other makes are revamped every few years."
If you only put 10,000 miles a year on your vehicle then an astro van is OK, I used one for long distance towing and after the second day I kept trying to chew my left leg off. (no place to really put it that was comfortable)
I had a v6 astro. and it was old when I got it. Those motors run and run. I put 100k mi on it. traveling to havasue arizona from so cal with my boat in toe, doing the travel softball thing with my daughter. Also I had a business that requiered alot of delivering, I'm not sure there all like mine was, but i used to load that thing to the teeth, I calculated a few times and knew I had over 2000 pounds in it. you can put 2 pallets there with the seats out.
Space shuttle Endeavour's six STS-134 astronauts, in orange launch-and-entry suits, wave in front of the Astrovan parked in front of the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. From left, are Mission Specialists Greg Chamitoff, Andrew Feustel, Roberto Vittori with the European Space Agency and Michael Fincke, Pilot Greg H. Johnson, and Commander Mark Kelly.
The six astronauts of Endeavour's STS-134 mission - the final flight of NASA's youngest orbiter - depart the Operations & Checkout building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on May 16. The astronauts boarded the "Astro Van" at 5:11 a.m. EDT to journey to Endeavour's seaside Launch Pad 39A.
The astronauts of STS-134 came to Kennedy Space Center recently for countdown rehearsal. The real countdown for Space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled for Friday afternoon, April 29, 2011. From left, the astronauts are Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Gregory H. Johnson and Mission Specialists Mike Fincke, Drew Feustel, Roberto Vittori and Greg Chamitoff. 041b061a72