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#2132 of 2511 04 Venture or 01 Odyssey? What would you do?:
Apr 12, 2006 (4:57 am)
We owned a 2000 Venture until last week when I was hit by a 50,000 lb tanker truck. Miraculously, I climbed out of my van. However, it's more than totalled!! (THey couldn't even tell what the option were to appraise it.)
Anyway, we're shopping for a new van and always "swore" we'd never buy another Venture. HOWEVER, in shopping, we have discovered that our Venture was very roomy for our 5 growing boys, and the rear seats are comfortable -- nothing comparable so far that we have found. We had purchased an extended warranty, and would do so again.
We are looking at a 2001 Odyssey with everything we need, but it has 68000 miles and there is a little transmission fluid leak. (Is the transmission still covered for 01's? I found a post on here saying it's covered for 7 years or 100k...)The asking price is $14995. If we purchase an extended warranty, it's about $1500 and covers only to 100k...
There is an 04 Chevy Venture for sale with 16,000 miles asking price of $13,956 with all options including 7/8 seating. (All options are pretty much comparable between the vans.)
Here's the dilemna:
Do we buy an 01 Odyssey with 68k that has 3k, 3 month warranty?
Or an 04 Venture that still has 20k manufacturer warranty?
(Would eventually purchase extended warranty, so basically 7 years of driving under warranty total.)
The problems we had with our 2000 were electrical (windows, locks-not covered) and intake manifold and transmission (both covered under extended warranty).
So, which van would you go for??
#2133 of 2511 Re: 04 Venture or 01 Odyssey? What would you do?: [kntheboys]
Apr 12, 2006 (8:16 am)
As for the Chevy Venture don't buy another one. To many problems with Engine, Tranny & Electrical. You'll save money buying the Honda. Yes the Venture has more space room. but if you like the venture get the extend warranty for the max mileage. Remember the intake manifold gasket problem, tranny go's out around 90,000, alternator.
#2134 of 2511 Re: 04 venture 3rd seat -- stowable?? [kntheboys]
Apr 12, 2006 (4:04 pm)
Here you go it's a Optional stowable 3rd-row seat that doesn't disappear into floor, but folds level with a convenience tray that stands about 4 inches above the floor.
#2135 of 2511 Venture stalls on intersections(on replaced engine)
Apr 12, 2006 (8:37 pm)
I replaced the engine on my 97 Venture,it has been 2 weeks with the mechanic,but can't find the problem,when apply the brakes its get death,now he says it's the brake's booster what it's wrong.When running it's ok,anything about this problem? I don't want to pay it until running.
#2136 of 2511 Re: Venture stalls on intersections(on replaced engine) [cargl]
Apr 12, 2006 (8:53 pm)
need more details, it can be the brake booster becuase of the vacuum line that go's to it, meaning the diaphram has a leak. it also can be a fuel problem or sensors. need to plug in a scantool. any codes?
#2137 of 2511 Re: Venture stalls on intersections(on replaced engine) [boga228]
Apr 12, 2006 (9:21 pm)
thanks,the guy says he scope the engine(His matter) and it doesn't shows any problem,now he is coming with the explanation on the brakes booster,do it has something to do when they replace the engine?,a bad reinstalltion?is that enough to stall it?
#2138 of 2511 Re: Venture stalls on intersections(on replaced engine) [cargl]
Apr 12, 2006 (9:32 pm)
plug the vacuum line going to the brake booster, and test drive. when test driving be careful need to press hard on brake peddal to stop. if it dosent stall thats the problem. Sometimes check ball can go bad.
#2139 of 2511 Re: 04 Venture or 01 Odyssey? What would you do?: [kntheboys]
Apr 13, 2006 (5:49 pm)
I would respectfully recommend the '04 Venture. The Odyssey, while a great van with great features, is still a foreign-made vehicle with expensive parts and labor. They can break down, just as any man-made machine can. As far as extended warranties, when I bought our 02 WB Venture, we bought a 2-year/25k mile warranty, chose the middle plan, and it covers drivetrain, a/c, switches, lots of the nit-picky things that break as a vehicle ages. And virtually any shop of my choice can do the work I need, I don't have to go back to the dealer! Which is good, because our dealer can't even hire and keep GM-certified mechanic/technicians! I should also mention, I have never been a GM fan, grew up fantasizing about MOPARs and Fords. But I had to swallow a lot of crow when we decided in favor of the Venture, simply because it represented the best value (and because I paid less than tradein value!)
#2140 of 2511 head gaskets
Apr 14, 2006 (11:46 am)
I own a 2001 venture van. Had to replace head gaskets at 12900 KM. Has anybody had the same problem and have they approached GM about it. I understand that it is covered for 7yrs or 16000 Km. cost me $15 hundred to fix it.
#2141 of 2511 Service Bulletins Venture
Apr 14, 2006 (2:16 pm)
To everyone that has a ventures here are some service bulletins i found. Hope these help out the venture family owners. These service bulletins due apply to other vehicles in the GM line up. Please Remember that these service bulletins are intended for "PROFESSIONAL TECHNICIANS" NOT A "DO-IT-YOURSELFER" You can ask the dealer if it doe's apply to your Vehicle.
TSB YEAR SUBJECT
990-05-25-003 2000 DBC 7 Diagnostic Assistance & Parts Return Program
00-09-40-001 1997-2000 Excessive Lateral Movement of Some Aftermarket Child Seats
00-08-46-004A 2000 Re-establishing Communications with OnStar Center After Battery Disconnect
01-08-61-003 1997-2001 New Frame Insulator Remover/Installer From Kent Moore
01-06-01-010 2000-2001 Polymer Service Pistons
00-08-51-001 1998-2000 Outside Rear View Mirror Housing Turns Chalky/Dull
01-05-23-006 1997-2001 Revised Fastener Requirements for Front & Back Caliper Bracket Replacement
00-08-42-003 1997-2000 Headlamp Capsule Availability
00-06-02-004 1997-2000 Brown Colored Gel-Like Substance on Radiator Cap & Upper Filler Neck
00-08-64-007 1997-2000 Slow/Non-moving Glass, Bent Regulator Arms or Window is Inoperative.
02-06-01-003 2001-2002 Revised Cylinder Head Bolt Torque Specification & Tightening Sequence
01-07-30-032 1991-2001 Transmission Vent
01-08-46-008 2000 Information on Upgrading OnStar Generation 2.0
99-03-120-103 1997-2000 Discontinue Usage of Tool J 6627-A for Wheel Stud Removal
02-08-58-005 1997-2002 Wind noise at The Base Windshield
02-07-30-014 1999-2002 Servicing 4T65-E Transaxle Spacer Plate Gaskets
99-07-30-030A 1997-2001 Grinding and/or Noise in Park on Incline
00-09-40-001A 1997-2002 Excessive Lateral Movement of Some Aftermarket Child Seats
99-08-44-001B 2000-2001 Video Entertainment System
00-07-30-002B Jul-02 Slips, Harsh Up shift or Garage Shifts, Launch Shudders, Flares, Erratic Shifts & Intermittent Concerns, DTC P1811 or P0748 Set
00-08-64-015 1997-2000 Power Sliding Side Door Edge Guard Comes Loose
00-08-64-015A 1997-2000 Power Sliding Side Door Edge Guard Comes Loose
83-61-32 1997-1998 Section 6A Revised Engine Support Fixture Service Procedure
01-08-45-005 2000-2002 Hard Start, No start, Stall, and/or Fuel Gauge Inoperative or Fluctuates
01-01-38-011 1997-2002 Proper Use of HVAC System to Achieve Maximum Cooling
99-00-89-013 1999-2000 Diagnostic Information For No Start or Start/Stall, Diagnostic Trouble Codes B02955, B0687,B0689 Set
03-06-01-002 1997-2003 New Polymer Coated Piston & Rod Assembly
01-08-57-006 1997-2002 General Water leak Diagnosis Guide
01-08-51-004 1997-2001 Premature Aluminum Hood Corrosion/Blistering
01-08-51-004A 1997-2002 Premature Aluminum Hood Corrosion/Blistering