2005 Chevy Venture with lowered floor conversion 
185,000 Miles (please read below, as it's now in "Certified" condition, with warranty)
Current Price: $10,900 $10,250

THIS CERTIFIED VEHICLE INCLUDES WARRANTY: 6 MO/6,000 MILE
BONUS: 8 months/8,000 miles additional warranty
Note: warranty is valid in each of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii  

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Highlights of This Van:

  apx. $2,000 of new and very recent mechanical service: details below (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $2,000)

please know that regardless of the miles, this van looks, feels and functions excellently, now that it has been through our extensive rejuvenation process. It could easily pass for having only 25-50% of its actual miles

 
due to this fairly modern vintage having a deeper lowered floor than older vans, and because Venture vans are a bit bigger than most minivans, the interior of this feels and functions larger than other vans in this price range

 

Options and Equipment

THE VAN: began as a well equipped model with the famously reliable, strong and yet reasonably fuel efficient 3.4 liter V6 (medium size for a 6) with a full range of power and convenience features such as:power windows, locks, mirrors; factory alloy wheels; auto with overdrive

GOODIES:  custom striping pattern

MOBILITY:   When new, this was converted by the industry leader, Braun. They are a 35 year old company that buys several thousand new vans each year and converts them for wheelchair access, and then sells them through a special dealer network. Braun invests much into the design and execution of the conversions, which results in a van that looks great, feels great, and functions smoothly, easily and reliably. This van was special ordered with a package that provides the absolutely important and valuable features that allow minivans to be excellent wheelchair vans. However, this special package results in absolute reliability and nearly zero need for maintenance or possible needed repairs of the mobility components. Here is a list of the primary conversion features:

* Lightweight aluminum ramp with spring-assist: made with solid aluminum which is super strong and lightweight too. This ramp is long and wide, sufficient for even very large wheelchairs to safely and easily maneuver on and has a 600 pound rating. This ramp also has what is called a "gate feature", which allows for the ramp to easily swing out of the way for entry/exit of able-bodied folks while ramp is stowed in doorway area.      

* Fixed-height suspension: allows this van to have a very modest ramp angle (due primarily to the very deeply lowered floor) which makes loading and unloading easier for everyone. (but does so without adjustable suspension which can be a source of repair and maintenance cost on vans more than a few years old) . There are rear air shocks, which allow for adding or subtracting air in order to raise or lower the height, and make the van suitable for more or less load weight.   

* Very deeply lowered floor: (apx 15 inches) begins in front of original rear seat, and extends all the way to below the dash. This is smooth, level and firm, which is ideal for wheelchair maneuverability.

* Special flooring surface: commercial-grade textured surface on a metal floor, creates great traction and durability, plus it sweeps or mops clean. This not carpet nor vinyl, it is a permanent texture on top of metal flooring.   

* Both front seat assemblies are easily removable: takes only a couple of minutes, if you want or need to park a wheelchair in either front location. The floor under the seats is the same material as the main floor area.

* Slots to insert anchor straps in the floor: they are in many locations, in order to secure a wheelchair nearly anywhere in the forward or middle areas of the van.

* Commercial-grade seating materials: this has a simulated leather material on the seats. This helps in a couple of distinct ways: incredibly durable;  wipes clean easily;  does not cause "traction" or "gripping" as cloth does, which is great for anyone who may want or need to transfer back and forth with wheelchair

 

Dimensions, capacity and specifications:

Please feel free to email or call me with any such questions. I will gladly assist with anything you wish to know. I have discovered that due to the unique way each person evaluates, measures and expresses their needs, I can be most helpful regarding this subject if we communicate directly.  

History of Ownership

Has had only 2 owners, with a mixture of types of use. All of this vans life has been in our local area here in Oregon, in the Rogue Valley. Much of its life it was used for commuting from one end of the valley to the other, ending up with mostly highway miles, which cause much less wear than city miles.

Certified

This vehicle is 'CERTIFIED': There are a combined 76 mechanical and cosmetic aspects  included in the Wheelchair Van Oasis "Certification" process.   A foundational step of the rejuvenation process is when each vehicle receives an extensive inspection by an objective, independent  third- party service and repair facility.  Suggested service, repairs and improvements are then performed by various professional specialists.   The  result is your assurance  that each of the 76 aspects  meets  or exceeds the condition level of good, or satisfactory

For details regarding list of 76 cosmetic and mechanical aspects, please click here.

Each van does of course have various elements which exceed the promised level of good, or
satisfactory, which the "Certified" program assures.  Some are brand new improvements performed during rejuvenation.  And others are obvious service or repairs performed recently, prior to my ownership.  As for those, I only list here those positives which are certain, based on my either having a receipt, and/or due to being obvious to the inspecting-mechanic.  I refer to these as  "NEW OR RECENTLY SERVICED ASPECTS".  As for this vehicle:

New: lube and adjust ramp and door; power window motor; wipers; cabin air filter; engine air filter; front engine seal; oil and lube service; suspension tie rod ends; front wheel bearings; major transmission service; misc motor mount and trans cradle service; ALL FOUR TIRES; alignment  

Recent: front brakes

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: $2,000

 (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $2,000)

Carfax Report Summary

(Carfax is a widely used database which indicates the history of a vehicle including accidents, prior owners, etc.)

Nothing notably negative or unusual: no frame damage...no airbags deployed...no structural damage...no "red marks"...no major accident.

You Might Like To Know...

* Each of my vans has a superb paint sealant as the final step of the extreme detail. If you were to have a professional apply a treatment the cost would be several hundred dollars.

* This van is a bit bigger than the much more common Chrysler/Dodge wheelchair vans. Therefore, this has a couple more inches of entry clearance and interior headroom than most other vans. It is also a bit longer and wider inside. These facts lead to a van that is a bit easier to get in and out of and a bit more comfortable, if size matters to you. 

Summary of this Gem

I often receive calls and mail from folks that need a nice and capable wheelchair van for a price around $10,000. This van answers that need. I would not hesitate for myself, friend or family member to get in this and go on a long distance trip, even in harsh weather.  Plus, it look and feels darn nice. I will acknowledge that the number on the odometer is pretty high, but there is no need to apologize for this vans condition, because it is very nice. This is one heck of a lot of lowered floor minivan for this price.  

Aluminum ramp is very light and has a clever spring-loaded device that assists with raising and lowering...the combo of which results in a ramp that an average 5 year old could operate
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Original rear seat has comfortable area and belts for 3
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Both front seats have quick release mechanisms, which allow them to go in or out of the van in a couple of minutes
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This ramp has what is called a "Gate-feature" which takes seconds to operate and allows easy passage of able-bodied folks
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Side airbags
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In appearance or performance, this van could very easily pass for one of twice the value and only 1/3 of its actual miles
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Drivers rear
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Rear
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Passenger rear
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This van is quite immaculate, inside and out. 
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Passenger front
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Front
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The imitation leather seats are super durable, and much easier to transfer on/off of in order to go to/from a wheelchair, if needed.
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These newer model vans have deeper lowered floors than the earlier years, which creates extra entry clearance and interior headroom
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Super floor surface is tough, easy to clean, awesome to maneuver a wheelchair on.
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Reliable, powerful-enough, and respectable MPG (mid-20' on hwy) from this drive train
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Lots of space for every passenger
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Aluminum ramp is very light and has a clever spring-loaded device that assists with raising and lowering, combo of which results in a ramp that an average 5 year old could operate
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Has rear ventilation system
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Simple, easy, reliable...
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Not fancy, but it gets the job done...with rear A/C and simple factory stereo
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* I apologize for any unclear photos. At times, the conditions make a clear photo impossible.

If you would like more information or to see and drive this vehicle,
please call Rick at 541-973-7377.