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1996 GMC Safari Minivan

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By Steven 10/10/10
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1996 GMC Safari Minivan 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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1996 Safari Van
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Carlos
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Vehicle

1996 GMC Safari Minivan 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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