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1998 GMC Safari Minivan

 
 

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GMC Safari Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1998 GMC Safari

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Big inside but small outside. Torquey V-6 engine. Dual airbags. Standard ABS. Available all-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Fuel economy. Aging design. Intrusive engine cover.

  • What's New for 1998

    New colors, a theft-deterrent system and automatic transmission refinements are the changes to the Safari. This van is one of the few GM…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)


It's a work horse

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan

We love our van. Bought new has 110k miles. This van has pulled concrete carts, hauled 8 passengers, been filled with cement blocks, carried surf boards, moved us accross country and took us camping for two weeks this summer thru deserts (115f) and over mountains at 8,000ft. We take out the seats, place a bed inside and just cruise by those expensive motels. It will get over 24mpg if you set cruise under 60mph. Its a work horse!




Lots of life left

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan AWD

2nd owner of this AWD and I now have 120,000 miles on it. Took it to Colorado Springs (from Pa.) this summer and had no problems. Van got between 18 and 20 MPG going 70-80 MPH but would get 24.5 going 55. In cColorado Springs it got 16.5 MPG. Only problems I ever had with van was a water pump at 115,000. It has been a good Van. Outstanding AWD in the snow. Better than my 4X4 truck. 4.3 cyl. probably the best 6 cyl. on market but could get better MPG.




All around good vehicle

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Safari SLT 3dr Minivan

Our experience with this van has been excellent. It hauls 7 people plus ample luggage, averages 21 mpg (RWD), and we tow up to 6,000 lbs with it (rated for 5,000). No other vehicle we are aware of offers this kind of utility AND gets this kind of gas mileage. After 5 years and 100k miles, it has never left us stranded. We take care of it, and plan to drive it as far as it will go. We love it.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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Full 1998 GMC Safari Review

What's New for 1998

New colors, a theft-deterrent system and automatic transmission refinements are the changes to the Safari. This van is one of the few GM models that retains full-power airbags for 1998.

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