co-worker just bought a Chevy Uplander minivan

Discussion in 'Chevy Uplander & GM Minivan Forum' started by ChevyFan, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    It's not a bad minivan, just seems pretty plain compared to the offerings put out by other manufacturers. Maybe the minivan era is over and we're just going to see people in crossovers from now on?

  2. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That would be my guess. It seems over the last several years minivans in general have been half-hearted attempts at just making a new design but not really pursuing innovation. Many crossovers are beginning to have comparable seating and utility anyway; aside from the sliding doors obviously.

    LOVINTHESTORM Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I can still remeber when station wagons were the thing to have. I loved riding in the back.
  4. JnBama

    JnBama Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    oh yea, we had a 59 Chev Wagon and Dad traded in for a 67 put a blanket in the back and my Hot Wheels
  5. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    last van my parents had was a 87 astro. i drove it for most of a year before they donated it, had over 215k on the clock, original 4.3, and original tranny, pulled the boat, utility trailer, various other odds and ends. still ran good when they donated it for a tax break.

    the vans now are not built near as tough as they used to be.

    id rather have a crew cab now anyhow.

  6. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    I'd love to have an astro van like this one:

  7. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts


    that thing is BA looking. id LOVE to see the inside of it.

    there is a outfit here in VB that does 4x4 express vans, kinda neat but they charge heck a premium for em. I saw a used one with 15 k on it listed for 45 large.

  8. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    This is the only couple I could find of his interior:

  9. jinsei

    jinsei New Member

    I totally agree. Innovations for mini vans have not been solidly pursued and I think it’s because of a certain mindset that it’s only used by housewives to buy groceries and stuff. Crossovers, however, provide more feature plus the stylish rugged look with a class.

    I want to have an astro van after seeing its exterior. The interior is fine, need more customization or enhancement (for my taste).
  10. yuuki

    yuuki New Member

    Yup. The minivan seems to be plain in terms of design whereas crossovers now catch consumers’ attention not only because of design but also due to its innovations.

    As for the Astro van, I saw one with enhanced interiors and it look great. Want to have one too.

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