2002 Chevrolet Venture User Reviews

2002 Chevrolet Venture Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
CONS
"small comfort" 2 reviews
"wheels" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 13 2002 Chevrolet Venture reviews.

RichSr40 writes:
2002 Chevrolet Venture Warner Bros. AWD Review
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5

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4wheel disc brakes, awd, 4 wheel abs auto leveling entertainment system

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analog onstar

RichSr40
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Awesome Transportation — Great Transportation love the built in child seat as well very easy to enter and exit the car even if you have handicaps comfortable ride, plenty of room and power to tow and room for eight adults.ad good gas mileage to boot what more would you ask for in a car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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gbecom writes:
2002 Chevrolet Venture Base Extended Review
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5

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Dependable great family van.

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Spots on hood where paint is coming off.

gbecom
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Great Van — Consistently gets 20 miles to the gallon around town and 22-25 on the road. Drives good, hold the road well and is comfortable to drive. It is a very dependable vehicle. We had trouble with overheating, but replaced the radiator and a seal in the engine and it is like new.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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buickmantim writes:
2002 Chevrolet Venture Warner Brothers Edition Review
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5

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600 miles out of a tank smooth comfortable overall nice

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It started rusting at 5 years old

buickmantim
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Nice Comfortable Smooth Riding Family Transportation — It really is a good vehicle problem us rusty rocker panels that don't matter though cause gas mileage and comfort has it beat it is fast to for a van seats were comfortable the kids loved the DVD player it kept them quite and happy

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Shawn writes:
2002 Chevrolet Venture LT Extended Review
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5

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Family van

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None really just needs a ac charge

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For Sale — Good van. Family van. Great highway mileage. Holds 8 easy baby seat hook up air bags. 12 volt hook ups front and back. Fold down seats. I want to sell it to buy a motorcycle. Id keep the van if I had a big family but I don't

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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wcvip51 writes:
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS Extended Review
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4

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This van gets great gas milage. I use it as a work van loaded with survey equipment and it is roomy, easy to drive and has plenty of power to pull my 15' bass boat.

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I had to replace transmission at 115K miles and have gone through 2 sets of intake manifold gaskets which are not cheap on this van.

wcvip51
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If I Ever Had To Replace It, It Would Be Another Venture Van. — The position of the motor pretty much eliminates most repairs at home. i can change the oil and service fluids but that is pretty much it. Overall this has been a great vehicle and I prefer it to my wife's 2005 Grand Caravan SE.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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MusclecarDad writes:
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still a fun van

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it is a van...

MusclecarDad
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If You Can Get Over The Stigma, Get One... — A Muscle car that you can take 6 extra people in - This Van is really pretty good. we've had it for a 7 months. fit and finish isn't like a Lexus, but it's not a Lexus. We decided to go for the van because a similar age sedan would have cost us twice as much to buy and would seat fewer passengers and wouldn't be that much lighter on gas. No major problems yet. the only thing we have noticed is that on a hot day, with AC on, going uphill, after a while of driving, the Temp tends to rise a little too high for comfort, but we kept it out of the danger zone by turning on the heat and rolling down the windows. We got one without all the fancy stuff (that usually breaks in the first few years). When you push the gas, it gives a fun Growl like a 60's muscle car, and moves surprisingly quickly. sometimes I forget that I'm driving a minivan. it has classic unoffensive styling. if you like Chevy's and need a van, this is not a bad option. Update: I have now owned it for almost two years. we have camped in it, towed a boat with it, and used it as a daily driver. we just did our first major maintenance/repairs on it. It needed new rear hubs which they said was somewhat rare. they also replaced the tie rod on one side and fixed the alignment. The front brakes pads were replaced/ rotors resurfaced and we threw in a coolant flush because the coolant looked dirty (something that I'd noticed when we got it, and thought about getting done a long time ago)the total came to about $800. considering this is the first time we have had to do anything for it, (and the good deal we got on it) I figure it's not bad.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Adam writes:
2002 Chevrolet Venture Value Review
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spacious, fun growl

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big, not exciting styling (it is a minivan)

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Good Value, Fun Van — I wrote a review of this car a while ago, but I guess I'll do it again. I really like this van. I have owned it for a year and a half and it is starting to need some more maintenance. the ABS has been making funny noises and the brakes need to be replaced. I don't know if anything had been done to them before we got it, but it has relatively high miles so it's not that surprising. we camped in it last summer and it was really quite spacious.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ventureguy009 writes:
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS Extended Review
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No repairs, easy to remove seats which leaves alot of cargo room and 21MPG CITY and 25MPG HWY

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Wheels get stuck in the heavy snow

ventureguy009
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Pretty Great Vehicle! :) — I bought mines about a year after GM decided to pull the Venture off the market. It did pretty well for a Front Wheel Drive. I bought the car out of my neighborhood. It would ove looked better with the DVD interior. No repairing lately.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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MusclecarDad writes:
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Surprising get up and go

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Cooling system is iffy

MusclecarDad
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A Muscle Car That You Can Take 6 Extra People In — This Van is really pretty good. we've had it for a 7 months. fit and finish isn't like a Lexus, but it's not a Lexus. We decided to go for the van because a similar age sedan would have cost us twice as much to buy and would seat fewer passengers and wouldn't be that much lighter on gas. No major problems yet. the only thing we have noticed is that on a hot day, with AC on, going uphill, after a while of driving, the Temp tends to rise a little too high for comfort, but we kept it out of the danger zone by turning on the heat and rolling down the windows. We got one without all the fancy stuff (that usually breaks in the first few years). When you push the gas, it gives a fun Growl like a 60's muscle car, and moves surprisingly quickly. sometimes I forget that I'm driving a minivan. it has classic unoffensive styling. if you like Chevy's and need a van, this is not a bad option.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brian writes:
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS Review
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Roomy, well designed, easy to drive and handle.

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The body is prone to rust ahead of the rear wheels.

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I Would Replace It With Another One If I Could. — This car handles very well for a minivan. It is extremely economical, dependable, comfortable and easy to drive. It is a tight body, a strong engine and is easy to care for and maintain. This car is roomy and well designed. Chevrolet built a strong and practical car in this model and I am sorry that GM no longer markets a minivan. I hope to find something as good to replace it when the time comes.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Chevrolet Venture Reviews

I Enjoy My Van And No, I Dont Feel Like I Am A Soccer Mom. By Jennifer

This car gets good gas mileage for a van. It handles well on the roads. I havent had too many major repairs needed to be made, just regular maintenance mainly. The inside is built well for families ... Read More

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2004 Chevrolet Venture Reviews

If I Buys Another Minivan, This Will Be The Model I Look For By jeb2012

I have owned a couple of different minivans, a Windstar, Astrovan and this Venture. Only the Venture has not left me sitting on the side of the road waiting for the autoclub to tow it to a garage and ... Read More

Bottom Line I Would Recommend This Van To Any Family Looking For A Family Vehicle By Andrew

Well Appearance.. the looks of this van inside is comfortable feeling for a family man the outside well kinda of sleek with the premium wheels but remember its still a VAN lol.. build quality in the... Read More

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2003 Chevrolet Venture Reviews

Why American Cars Suck! By JHarrison123

Not the greatest car, I much prefer honda or a toyota. had to have the head gasket fixed along with a lot of other things as well. Plus gas is not that great, has a good size tank but not much other... Read More

Why I Like An American Car By SidCoronel

My kids love this car, they even have karaoke sessions in it during out of town trips. I "love" to to have it fixed, taking away most of my free-time. Very nice "hobby car". Try recommending to y... Read More

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2001 Chevrolet Venture Reviews

Not Impressed By charni12

my car is owned and old! 11 yrs. so i'll say, she's had her run. i love how great of a family car she is. she provides entertainment for my kids thru the tv and entertainment for me thru my stereo w/ ... Read More

We Have Had Lots Of Memorial Trips. Expensive Repairs. By atwater525

Our Venture has been a fair van. I have replaced all 4 Wheel bearings due to ABS Issues. Fuel Pump Level sensor went bad. Total A/C failure. Head Gaskets have been replaced. It has many rattles. We ha... Read More

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2000 Chevrolet Venture Reviews

Safe,fun And Reliable And American Made So Parts And Service Is Cheaper. By James

I like having the 3400 series motor, It has lots of power on the highway, It has the compass and temp display on the ceiling. It also has remote keyless entry and dual sliding doors with 8 passenger s... Read More

Family Friendly By Tammy

Good for kids. Love the power door but it can get fussy. Great for haling kids and things. Lots of space. True Hockey, Soccer Mom vechical. Can make it throught the toughest Canadain winters... Snow..... Read More

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