1999 GMC Safari Minivan - Consumer Reviews

Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Average Consumer Rating 14 Total Reviews
Write a review

View reviews for a specific Safari model:
Sort by:
My 4th Astro/Safari Van
By SB on 07/07/09 14:55 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 GMC Safari Minivan SLT 3dr Minivan

Review

Excellent overall Van - I have owned 4 of them, and probably 5 full sized fords before that. Bought one new, put 200,000 miles on it without a problem. Bought 3 used with 100,000 miles at about $5,000.00 each and ran them to just over 200,000 miles each, and sold or traded them for about $2,500.00 each In all four combined, I replaced 2 window motors ($26.00) a couple blower fan relays ($6.00), a couple fuel pumps ($200.00), one drive chain ($300.00), and one CV joint ($60.00). Do the math - $12,500.00 vehicle cost: got 500,000 miles, about $600.00 in repairs. No brainer - this is a great little truck (and it IS a truck), hauls a trailer well, fits lotsa people, extremely comfortable,
Read the full review


Great Value
By Patrick on 12/12/08 08:30 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 GMC Safari Minivan SLE 3dr Minivan

Review

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


Safari van
By safariowner on 04/24/07 11:59 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 GMC Safari Minivan SLE 3dr Minivan

Review

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.
Read the full review


I like it
By Bill on 09/16/06 06:59 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 GMC Safari Minivan SLT 3dr Minivan

Review

Good strong minivan. It has great towing capacity. The kids aren't cramped like in the smaller mini vans. Very safe and built tough.
Read the full review


Solid Van
By FLEX on 03/20/06 11:39 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 GMC Safari Minivan SLT 3dr Minivan AWD

Review

I bought my '99 with 145k mi and added another 50k.Great for long trips and in-town kid hauling.Only mech prob has been a/c. Engine/Tran are strong at 195k mi. Interior is very resiliant. Looks new. Paint/Body is still good. Nice having big V6 w/ rwd for towing. Also, it can handle a heavy load. built on truck chasis not car so it sits high and good for unimproved roads. dutch doors are great. I think stiffer shocks would help. Front leg room is a bit constrained.
Read the full review


Good family car
By Dave on 08/09/05 19:54 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 GMC Safari Minivan SLT 3dr Minivan

Review

We bought this van used a few years ago, and have done nothing but drive it hard all the time. My wife uses it daily with 3 kids. We have taken many very long trips and it is very roomy and comfortable. Only problem has been an alternator(easy to replace myself). Also the front brakes wear faster than some other cars, but not too bad. Over all we really love this van(kinda square looking though!) I can't think of anything new I could buy that can do all this does so well!
Read the full review


Unfulfilled dream
By Ed Garrity on 07/22/05 22:54 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 GMC Safari Minivan SLE 3dr Minivan

Review

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.
Read the full review


Expensive to own/maintain
By MadMom on 11/17/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 GMC Safari Minivan SLT 3dr Minivan AWD

Review

Purch 1/99; 4/99 transfer case prob; 7/99 8k mi trans replace solenoid-2 visits; 3/00 17k mi transfer case; 5/00 21k mi overhaul trans asmbly; 7/00 24k recondit'd valve body/trans; expensive brake, trans + transfer case maint for life; 1/02 53k idler arms $600; 1/03 74k intake gskt $500; 5/03 76k AC comprsr, door lock actuators $1,300; 7/03 82k NEW ENGINE $7k (spun bearing, threw rod)on family trip from NC to NY; 8/03 83k AC control head $350; 11/03 85k ignition coil/rotor $400. Expensive to own; has been a $10,000 year.Sadly, this Safari has never "wanted" for anything + the maintenance schedule has been followed +/or exceeded.
Read the full review


Never Again!
By Shawn ONeal on 11/11/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 GMC Safari Minivan SLE 3dr Minivan

Review

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!
Read the full review


gmc safari
By apm/ld on 09/12/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 GMC Safari Minivan SLE 3dr Minivan

Review

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.
Read the full review


ADVERTISEMENT
Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411