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1999 GMC Safari Minivan

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GMC Safari Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear 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 1999 GMC Safari

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Room enough for eight, torquey V6, standard ABS.

  • Cons

    Poor fuel economy, boxy design, big engine cover makes for small footwells.

  • What's New for 1999

    There are two new exterior paint and body-cladding colors, restyled wheels and outside mirrors, an overhead console and new optional integrated running boards. Additionally, all-wheel-drive Safari models get the new AutoTrac transfer case, and GM's OnStar communications system is now available.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (9 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Great value

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan

Very useful vehicle. More power than I need. Good milage-esp with 6 people in it. Reliable. Low maintenace.




Safari van

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan

I have owned Safaris since 1986, have been reliable vehicles. Good gas mileage for the 1999 unit, no problems except for A/C repair at 65,000 mi and brakes and front idler arms every 35,000 mi.




Unfulfilled dream

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan

I paid $16K for a 2 year old van with 37K miles. In 7/05 it has 108K, current value About $5.3K. I've enjoyed the van and the ride. It's comfortable for driver. Not enough foot room for passengers. I liked the way it handled and drove. Repair costs have been about $1K a year in addition to regular maintenance. Costs of repair have been expensive. Have had excellent service from Cooper extra wide, tires. I have replaced the electric window motors on both sides of the van. AC is a problem, 2 computers replaced. Body and upholstery show almost no wear.




Never again!

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan

Our average repair bill for this crap car has been over $3200 per year! Since we have purchased this van, we have spent almost $10K in repairs; thinking that each time what else could go wrong. The design and weight of the vehicle is too much for the suspension and we have gone through four sets of tires. The AC has gone out twice, the alternator failed twice, breaks have had to be replaced each year, the fuel pump failed, the transmission failed under warranty, the water pump failed, and much more. I will NEVER buy American made again! As far as I am concerned US auto workers are paid five times their worth with the crap they build!




Gmc safari

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan

Practical, economical, and durable vehicle that is good at towing and comfortable for carrying lots of people. Ride improved alot with new shocks. Design is somewhat dated, but very utilitarian. I like it.




Grandpa's van

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan

A very reliable and useful vehicle. Lots of power and interior room with affordable fuel economy. Both hardware and paint seem to be holding up well.



Full 1999 GMC Safari Review

What's New for 1999

There are two new exterior paint and body-cladding colors, restyled wheels and outside mirrors, an overhead console and new optional integrated running boards. Additionally, all-wheel-drive Safari models get the new AutoTrac transfer case, and GM's OnStar communications system is now available.

Talk About The 1999 Safari

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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