Beautiful, roomy, comfortable vehicle!
The velour seats are extremely comfortable! The air conditioning works very satisfactorily. The heating system no longer works the way it should, but it can provide much heat after the automobile has been running for a long while. I like the lift gate very much, although I have to push it up very hard. It does not stay open as high as it used to so I have to be careful not to hit my head! Ouch! The electric windows stopped working many years ago. My husband, with very limited knowledge about cars, was able to tear off the door panels inside and somehow repair the windows. He left a mess inside the minivan, though, and it does not look as pretty as it used to. The paint has worn off the roof, hood, and in other places. The color is a slate blue, beautiful when we bought it new in 2001, but it needs a paint job now desperately and we cannot afford to have that done--ever. The headliner above the front visors is falling down, we have had to tack it in place so we can see through the windshield, I like the way the minivan steers and handles. The brakes could be a little more sensitive--scares me a little bit when I have to push kind of hard, we do keep this vehicle in good working order. We see the same mechanic that we have seen for decades and we trust him to keep our car safe. We have all repair work done that is needed. We have had this minivan, bought new, since the summer of 2001. It still has less than 100,000 miles on it! My husband had to drive this vehicle for a while a long distance to a job and it never failed him. Then he got a different car to drive to work so we would not wear out the minivan as we both like it very much and we want to keep it forever! The seats fold down in back. The two back seats are like new because we two are almost always the only passengers. But we like being up high, not low as in a sedan, and we love having all of the storage area in the back. We can bring home almost anything we buy: tables, chairs, desks, large boxes, and certainly all of the groceries we'd ever need. Acceleration is still quite good, even though it is no longer our new baby. I love the color of this minivan!