Even though Chevy discontinued the Uplander not so long ago, in 2008, most car buyers have forgotten this minivan. Conceived as Chevrolet’s entry in the minivan segment, the Uplander shared the platform, engines and design with other GM products like the Pontiac Montana and Buick Terrazza. The base engine was a 3.5-liter V6, but the 3.9-liter V6 unit was optional. The standard versions came with front-wheel drive and later AWD was also available.
However, even though the Uplander had decent technology and design, it was a slow seller. The car just wasn’t special or desirable. It also had some mechanical problems, poor assembly quality and less than perfect interior materials. After a few years on the market, it was gone by 2008 and nobody has missed it since.
These obscure and forgotten Chevrolet models may have struggled in their time, but today car fans are in search of them. After all, who doesn’t want a car most other drivers have never even seen on the roads? They are unique pieces of car history.