When buying a used Chevrolet Astro Van, it is important for the buyer to inspect the vehicle's condition and assess the van's amenities. Older models or vehicles that were not maintained well may have poorer performance and may need repairs that can translate into a higher-than-expected cost.
The Chevrolet Astro Van first went into production in the 1980s and features seating for up to eight passengers as well as ample storage space for cargo, with options to remove some seating to make more cargo room. As such, it is important for the buyer to know how the van is to be used prior to making a purchase in order to ensure all of her needs are met. For example, if she intends to use the van primarily to transport cargo then the conditions of the rear passenger seats and carpeting are not very important. Alternately, if she intends to use the van to travel with family members she may wish to have the interior in better condition.
The older models of Astro Vans has a lower level of fuel economy compared to newer models, which means that the driver can expect to spend more money on gasoline. This should be factored into the overall cost of the vehicle, along with the price of any necessary repairs.