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LOVE MY VAN BUT ......
Performance
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By ahamm1
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Vehicle

1997 GMC Safari SLT 3dr Minivan


Review

I got this van in the summer of 2007 with 69000 miles on it, RAN GREAT was my daily ride. I drive over 100 miles a day and in 2010 the fuel pump problem happened with my van as well. We replaced it and it still is not running right, so it has been parked for over a year now for the day I have the money to take it in because I really do not want to give up the van. Also there is a clunking sound when you take off. Still love the van..


Best Features

rides like a dream . love the back running lights too.


Worst Features

FUEL PUMP SYSTEM


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Another Love/Hate realationship
Performance
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By Ozzmier
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Vehicle

1997 GMC Safari SLT 3dr Minivan AWD


Review

When I bought my Safari it had 45,000 miles on it. Around 130,000 my brakes finally wore down and I got new ones. Around 140,000 miles my power steering pump blew and I bought a new one. Around 145,000 miles my a/c and heat stopped working with the exception of a warm defrost. The 2nd heat censor blew. Then, around 160,000 my fuel pump died on me. Now it is sitting in my driveway waiting for a new coil because that blew about 3 days ago ( 173,000 miles). It has been a workhorse, a family vehicle and more. I love the Safari, and until 130,000 miles it never failed me. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested. As long as you keep it maintained as you would expect from any verhicle.


Best Features

All wheel drive, removable seats, power everything, nice sound system, quiet and smooth ride


Worst Features

Gas mileage, make the doghouse a little more convenient, a middle console would be nice


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Love/ Hate
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By Ed Slaney
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Vehicle

1997 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan


Review

We have a love /hate relationship with this vehicle. It is great to drive,easy for shopping etc. Comfortable on long trips. We have replaced 3 window motors,1 seat motor,an alternator,a very expensive fuel pump,a wiper circuit board and other various items some under warrenty some not. Before the fuel pump went I complained to GMC and they offered me an 8 hundre $ cert. towards a new GMC product good for 1 yr. The pump went shortley after and the fix wiped out the cert. Yesterday the blower moter switch would only work on high.


Best Features

All around driving is great. Road visibility, handling etc.


Worst Features

Obviously....Better quality of parts and a better warranty


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electrical hell
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By Rick Earl
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Vehicle

1997 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan


Review

This vehicle has been expensive to operate. It had electrical problems from the start. It continues to eat fuses like candy. The lighter, fuel gauge, and power windows have not worked in 2 years. Its on its 4th battery and 3rd set of front brakes. The front end wears tires quickly, even with it properly aligned. In short buyer beware. There is very little head or leg room in the front seats.


Best Features

It is roomy inside, besides the front seat.


Worst Features

Re-design the electrical system, and front end.


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The Van of Vans
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jonhnny
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Vehicle

1997 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan


Review

I have a trailer and its the only thing that can carry 8 people + a 5,000 pound trailer without a sweat


Best Features

190hp Engine, More Interior Refinement


Worst Features

Hydroformed Chassis, More power would be even better,


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