2006 Chevrolet Uplander User Reviews

2006 Chevrolet Uplander Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"big legroom" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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LongDipsticks writes:
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT FWD Ext wheelbase 3LT Review
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Reliablity

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No power seat

LongDipsticks
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Great Van If You Want A Good Daily Driver — Great van, What can I say, it has never let us down, it has all the power you need and then some. never had any trouble passing anyone. One thing about it, it's kind of hard on tires. I love the way it looks, it's too bad that chevrolet stopped making this vehicle. I love it. I think I might trade mine in for an AWD model next time though. See I live in Wisconsin and the winters here can get brutal however the heat works great. Even sitting in the back of the van you get warm pretty quik. I just want the AWD model not that I need it. It hadles the snow better than my Ford explorer does. The option package on mine is kind of limited though I would much rather have leather power seats and tinted windows in the front too. Rear heat and AC would have been nice to have aswell but i have the rest of the goodies and a very reliable pretty quik van so I'm happy all around with it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cchanij writes:
2006 Chevrolet Uplander Review
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Quiet ride, comfortable, safe

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Sliding doors open when traveling,

cchanij
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Like It / Luv It/ Most Definitely Hate It. — My gold uplander just turned 95,000 miles and has been an I like it and I hate it car from the very beginning. It is a FWD fully loaded LT. Leather interior all three rows. side and rear airbags. The engine has been great and consistent. It has a 3.9 liter engine and it never lacks for power or is sluggish. I do alot of highway driving as well as living in rural PA where there are lots of hills. It consistently gets 18.4 mpg around home and 24 on the highway. I use all amsoil products in it. That said I have issues...the paint on the trim rusted and Chevy refused to replace it even though I have a 100,000 mile rust warranty on it. The front A arms had to be replaced, the replacements came in thicker and stronger made than the originals just out of warranty. The doors open on their own...the back of the sliding door opens if you hit a bump and then the alarm dings until you pull over and shut it. I have had both doors replaced under warranty. 10,000 miles ago the one door started to open again. the st steering column pops when I turn in tight corners. This week my transmission started slipping...not happy as I've flushed the transmission oil three times since I have had it. By all rights I should have traded the car last year, But I like how it rides on the highway. Its quiet and comfortable.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Max_Bastoni writes:
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS FWD 1LS Review
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3

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Spacious, confortable, the exteriors are nice, it looks as well as other similar (family minivan) but more expensive vehicles.

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The gas consume is a little bit high, some shop don't want to handle the Chevys, the plastic parts have the tendence to break.

Max_Bastoni
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A Nice, Cheap, Affordable Family Van. — After driving for one year and half my Chevrolet Uplander LS i can say that's a good, American can. It's really spacious and confortable and, despite the lenght of the vehicle, it's not difficult to be parked. I suggest it to the families of four or more: that's a great solution especially for long journeys. When I drive for long mileage, my daughter used to sleep, all stretched, on the rear seats and... she said it was wonderful. A very good family van.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mathieu writes:
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS FWD 1LS Review
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Great for people transportation.

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Radio FM bad reception lol!

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Love It, If You're Not Conviced About A Minivans, Try It, You'll Want One. — My day to day car. Pretty tough until now, transmission could be better, but the engine is right on. A bit expensive on tires, but the rest is pretty cheap to maintain. Lack just a bit of finishing inside. Very smooth on the highway, just the right size in town.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jennifer0312 writes:
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS Fleet Review
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It sits higher than a normal mini van.  Looks more like a suv. Handles well.  Lots of "get up and go"

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Not enough automatic things.

jennifer0312
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Very Nice — Not enough power things. All in all it is a great family car with a lot of very convenient options. Handles and rides great. Lots of leg room. Sits high off the ground. Lots of power. Rides smooth. Easily removable seats.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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DawnT writes:
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT FWD Ext Wheelbase 1LT Review
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It offers everything that our family enjoys on those long vacation drives.

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Fuel econonomy could be better....

DawnT
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Everything I Wanted In A Family Car! — I love the roominess and amenities offered in this van. The quad seating is great with kids and provides plenty of leg room for the adults when needed. Remote start is great on cold wintry mornings and remote power sliding doors make it convenient when arms are full of grocery's!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jon writes:
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT FWD Ext Wheelbase 1LT Review
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Family: 7 passenger capabilities

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I'm still driving a mini-van.

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My Dependable Family Mobile! — Nice versatile van. Dependable with good gas mileage (21-22mph combined average). Not going to make a grand entrance with the family wagon but it gets us everywhere we need to go. Lowest cost to maintain of vehicles I own or drive at work.

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Melinda writes:
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT FWD Ext wheelbase 3LT Review
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it has a t.v for the kids

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high on gas

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Wow — sIts a van It has 4 wheels,,, It is a good vehicle.. We like it,,, I don't know what else to say about it... WooHoo........ I just wish that the price of Vans were lower... And that the price of gas wasn't so high,,, It costs me 75 dollar just to fill the stupid thing.... But it is a good van

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Richard writes:
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT FWD Ext wheelbase 3LT Review
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Looks great and has a DVD player for my Daughter

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Sucks gas

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Fairly Decent Van — 10.8L per 100 KM. I guess it isn't too bad provided that you drive at 100 km an hour with the cruise control on.

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lizziewriter writes:
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT FWD Ext Wheelbase 2LT Review
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appearance, price, options

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handling, capacity, power

lizziewriter
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Gm Should Have Stayed Away From The Fwd Minivan — The Uplander seems to be, for the moment, GM's last foray into the FWD minivan, and thank goodness for that! Following on the heels (wheels?) of the Lumina and the Venture, the Uplander doesn't look like a bad car. It comes in pretty colors and has options like remote power sliding doors on both sides, available hitch to hold GM's nifty bike rack, and DVD with wireless headphones. We got one when our last Astro died and we couldn't replace it straightaway. I had never owned a FWD minivan before and had mixed feelings about getting one, but GM wasn't offering the Astro nor the Safari any longer; the Acadia had yet to come out (the Traverse wasn't even being talked about), so it was pretty much the Uplander or nothing (unless I wanted to cough up the money for a Suburban or a Yukon Denali. As I didn't have $50,000+ to spend on a car, we got the Uplander.) We tried to like it. It drives like a car, and has a lovely long sweep of a dashboard. The power doors are a great idea, and I've gotten rather attached to the backup alarm. But we have had trouble with the horn (not working much of the time, despite many trips to the dealership) and the power doors (ditto). Oncoming drivers are always convinced I have my brights on. It accelerates like an ambtitious lawnmower or an early Honda, whining and sluggish. I suppose the smaller engine is supposed to increase fuel economy, but it averages under 20 mpg around town (I don't get to take many highway trips, but I think it did average over 20 one weekend on the road). For under 20 mpg I could have gotten a used Suburban, almost. Visibility is not so great. The roof and visors are too low, infringing on one's vision and temperament. The rear seats fold down for storage, but when they do the whole thing seems to move, so if anything is on the floor it could get broken. Even with the second-row captain's chairs and small console, there isn't a reasonable amount of storage space where kids are involved, and it is pretty much impossible to keep clean. There is an AC/DC plug in the cargo area along with a power accessory thing, but no other power (lighter) things except the one for the driver. A bit stingy, I thought. I don't like to say bad things about this innocent little car, and I don't like to seem ungrateful that we could afford to buy a new car -- many people can't. If you like the little front-wheel-drive minivans, it may be no worse than the others. My kids enjoyed the DVD player and wireless headphones. If you are looking for a replacement for your Astro or Safari, look elsewhere. Good luck!

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2008 Chevrolet Uplander Reviews

Ideal Family Vehicle By Jamhemp

I love the ability to carry passengers one day and the next to load up at BJS with tons of groceries without a problem. Even the other day I went to Home Depot and bought shelves and it fit without a ... Read More

Great Value, Solid Build, Very Practical For The Family Yet Easy On The Budget. By an672

Great value for the money. You will easily pay thousands less for one of these than you would for a similarly equipped minivan from one of the other top minivan makers. With the seats out the ext va... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet Uplander Reviews

A Comfortable Sunday Drive. By pillar

My favorite feature is easy access for everyone. I have owned vans that only had one slider and that made it difficult for some folks, this van is very easy to get in and out of. One thing I don't lik... Read More

Great Family Car By pillar

This vehicle is very stable on the highway, I appreciate the large windows and can see cars coming up clearly. It is very easy to maintain and has not had any mechanical problems. I did notice it isn'... Read More

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Reviews

Excellent Vehicle By stwisie

Braking and handling are great. Acceleration is above average. Fuel economy is better than I expected. The seats fold down and can be removed easily. The traction on slippery roads is very good. Its a... Read More

Great Family Van For Any Road Trip Or Trip To The Grocery Store! By Peter

I like the van. Handles well. Drives well. Keeps the kids occupied with the DVD system. Is very smooth and great for long and short rides. I've had very few repairs, like brakes, and they were in... Read More

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