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1996 GMC Safari

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By Steven 10/10/10
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1996 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan


Review

Towed a pop-up camper across country several times, and camping every summer, w 5-6 people. But u gotta tow in 3rd gear because of trans calibration. Full size trailer several trips. All the electrical problems others mentioned, ww and window motors (one side twice), alt, fuel pump, blower mtr, radiator, a/c compressor $1200, water pump, 4 idler arms, tire life not good, rear dutch door handle completely rusted off, needs injectors cleaned, otherwise engine and trans run good


Favorite Features

towing capacity and roomy, wife and I are both tall, to tend to t kids & dogs, mostly been reliable


Suggested Improvements

yeah keep making them, GM quit making them and the Chevy S-10 pick-up that I have had 2 of and fix the electrical stuff


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Great Van
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By GreatVan
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1996 GMC Safari SLX 3dr Minivan


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This van has been great I have 0ver 250000 miles and other than upkeep maintenance Iíve had no issues. Yes Iíve had to replace tires, breaks, hoses, belts, and so on but never any thing major. The electric windows work fine. I would highly recommend this van to anyone with kids it is a great traveling van.


Favorite Features

the room in teh van for people and things is great


Suggested Improvements

none


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piece o' crap
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By jldude
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1996 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan AWD


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i paid 3000 dollars for mine in 2006, since then ive put almost 3000 into keeping it running. 1 cooling fan, 2 alternators, 1 fuel pump, 1 fuel filter, 1 fuel line, 4 new tires, brakes(all of them), two window motors, 1 windshield wiper motor, 2 starters, and 1 right front ball axle joint. the cigarette lighter is broken, a/c has major leak(doesnt work), locks freeze easy in the winter(ohio), rear defrost and heat dont work, rear door handle broke and doesnt latch shut. no way would i ever tell anyone to consider buying this van, in fact if you see one on the road look away, chances are something might go wrong on Your car!


Favorite Features

being able to see everything around, rides pretty high.


Suggested Improvements

everything, buy a durango!


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1996 Safari Van
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By Carlos
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Vehicle

1996 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan


Review

These vans have several problems. Power window motors fail often, switches in Safaris also have several failures. Besides the little annoying items, that most people avoid repairing because of such a high cost. The vehicle has been reliable.


Favorite Features

Dual ac, tinted factory windows, great drive with visability.


Suggested Improvements

Improved repair accessibility. Very costly to access replaceable parts.


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