When did the Chevrolet Astro minivan come out?
The Astro and Safari were introduced for 1985 as the first minivan from General Motors. While marketed as a response to the first-generation Chrysler minivans, GM adapted a rear-wheel drive layout, sizing the Astro and Safari closely to the short-wheelbase Chevrolet G10 van.
What was the sales of the Astro in 2001?
Sales fell sharply in 2001 for both models. Chevrolet moved just 59,395 Astro vans down 36 percent from 2000 while the Safari dropped 43 percent to a mere 18,533 units, according to Automotive News. Changes are few for 2002, as the Astros engine gets a new multipoint fuel injection system.
When did GM stop making the Chevrolet Astro?
In 2003, GM upgraded the chassis of both the Astro and Safari with certain suspension components, larger brakes, and six-lug, 16 inch wheels from the full-size Chevrolet and GMC half-ton pickup trucks. The Chevrolet Astro and GMC Safari twins were originally scheduled to be discontinued after 2002,…
Is the Chevy Astro a front wheel drive car?
The Astro is still available with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and it is positioned between Chevys front-drive Venture and full-size Express. GMCs Safari is nearly identical to the Astro, but Chevys van outsells its GMC counterpart by a wide margin. Sales fell sharply in 2001 for both models.
When did the Chevy Astro minivan come out?
Following Chryslers 1984 debut of its front-drive minivans, Chevrolet introduced its truck-based midsize van a year later. Slotted between the Venture minivan and the full-size Express van/wagon, the Astro comes with either rear-drive or all-wheel drive.
How big is the V-6 Chevy Astro?
Chevrolet claims its the biggest V-6 in its class. The Astro passenger model can tow up to 5,500 pounds, while the cargo version is capable of pulling 5,900 pounds. Astros have a 1,764-pound payload rating. Optional all-wheel drive normally sends full power to the back wheels.
What’s the weight of a 2001 Chevy Astro?
The Astro passenger model can tow up to 5,500 pounds, while the cargo version is capable of pulling 5,900 pounds. Astros have a 1,764-pound payload rating. Optional all-wheel drive normally sends full power to the back wheels.
Where was the 2002 Chevy Astro last serviced?
1st owner purchased on 05/15/02 and owned in WA until 11/16/11 • 2nd owner purchased on 11/16/11 and owned in WA until 04/15/21. 1st owner drove an estimated 0 miles/year • 2nd owner drove an estimated 0 miles/year. Last serviced at 81,386 miles in Tacoma, WA on 12/30/11 • Vehicle serviced • Remote (s) programmed.