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Chevrolet Astro - Setting The Trend Of The Minivans

Feb 29, 2008
Chevy vans are the trendsetters of the 80's. With this, comes the Chevrolet Astro which has also making its waves in that decade. What makes Chevrolet Astro special compared to the other van; is that its durable body is designed to be like a mini-van and has a functional rear wheels so that it has a superb pulling capabilities. This has made a difference from the other vans which are only a 2-wheel drive.

The earlier versions of Chevrolet Astro had more truck like characteristics and did not give much ease and comfort to the driver. Fuel economy, suspension, weight and high levels of engine noise similar to trucks created some degree of problems compared to the modern day mini vans.

However, Chevrolet Astro was best suited for a large number of passengers with a greater seating capacity ideal for families. This minivan had rear seats which could be easily detached and there was considerable space provided for the cargo which was around 170 cubic feet.

In the year 1985, new versions of Chevrolet Astro were introduced in the market which competed along with the popular Dodge Caravans and the Plymouth Voyager twins. Both GM and Ford became the frontrunners with their modern minivan designs that left the earlier introduced truck based models behind.

The newer Chevrolet Astro had managed to get a number of buyers in the market which could be credited to its continuing existence for nearly two decades. As far as comparison to its earlier version, Chevrolet Astro is far better than them because of its automatic four speed transmission. GM's five speed manual transmission find a stiff competition with Chevrolet Astro.

The 1990 saw a new transformation of Chevrolet Astro. It was once a van only powered by its rear wheels is now being powered by all of its wheels. Its power is just way too incredible that it can pull a 6,000 lbs load. With addition to some 10 inches in length, passengers seating space are maximized for greater ease.

New features were also added like the power steering, air conditioning, stereo system and car accessories including cruise control systems. For a safer ride, Anti-lock brakes were also added and at the same time air bags were included at the driver's seat. The main attraction for the new Chevrolet Astro is its posh dashboard in its exterior and also its good controls. Driver would be completely less hassled by its power steering feature because of its sensitive turning.

When it comes to a more customized accessory which comes with this great vehicle, Chevrolet Astro keychains will always be a standout. The yellow metal finish would add attraction to the Chevrolet Astro keychains and at the same time it is designed to last very long making one to surely treasure it for a long time.
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Kathy Austin is a writer for Wholesale keychains. Check out the intricate designs of these Chevrolet Astro Keychains, they are crafted in stainless steel, metal, chrome, and leather and comes with a lifetime guarantee
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