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It's a Work Horse
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By GM Owner
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1998 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan


Review

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!


Best Features

The value in this van is incredible. No repairs, good fuel economy, easy to park, plenty of power, will do anything well, holds its appearance, and ready to go another 100k and a great place to camp.


Worst Features

When we need a replacement for this one. We just hope GM makes a suitable replacement.


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Lots of life left
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jeff
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1998 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan AWD


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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.


Best Features

AWD, Rear dutch doors, rear heat and air, depedability.


Worst Features

Lights on stereo do not light up anymore. More front leg and head room. I am 6'2". Seats are not real easy to remove and heavy.


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All around good vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By westone
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1998 GMC Safari SLT 3dr Minivan


Review

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.


Best Features

Utility and gas mileage, reliability.


Worst Features

Dash controlled rear vent windows.


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Safari Vans vs. the minivan market
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By rufrider
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1998 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan


Review

We have had few problems with this van,
and it is our second of this style. We
have also owned a Toyota minivan, a
Chevy Regency,and SUV's. The interior
room is it's greatest advantage. In
comparison with the other minivans on
the market, it has more leg and head
room. The large area behind the rear
seat holds suitcases and ice chests
enough for a family for a 2 week
vacation (keeping these things out of
the seating area). We had this
advantage with a full size van but had
to deal with difficulty parking in
small spaces, and gas mileage.For the
most efficiency for the greatest amount
of space, we'll choose Safari again.


Worst Features

Power slide doors on both sides.Seats that are less difficult to remove.


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great truck
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By elisabethsdaddy
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1998 GMC Safari SLX 3dr Minivan


Review

I drive courier in this van,300 hard
miles a day. replace idler arms every
100000 and other normal wear items
never let me down.with proper
maintenance will go forever. change
tranny fluid every 15000. recomend this
vehicle for any one wanting a tough
vehicle that will hold the entire family


Best Features

room, durability


Worst Features

mor room in front foot wells


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