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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 15/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 GMC Safari

  • A minivan with truck capabilities ... and refinement ... and ride quality.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Standard eight-passenger seating, 6,000-pound trailer rating, torquey V6.

  • Cons

    Boxy design, poor fuel economy, big engine cover makes for small footwells.

  • What's New for 2000

    The 2000 Safari gets engineering enhancements for its 4.3-liter V6 and ABS components, a tow/haul mode for its four-speed automatic transmission, revised lighting and power-locking functions, a larger (27-gallon) composite fuel tank and a third-row seat as standard equipment.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 19
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



I'll be sad to see

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Vehicle: 2000 GMC Safari SL 3dr Minivan

And here I promised myself I wouldn't get attached to this vehicle! We bought it less than 4 years ago when we were expecting our 5th child, knowing we would likely outgrow it in a few years. But I LOVE this van. The battery & alternator have been replaced since we bought it. Otherwise, nothing but regular maintenance. After our 1998 F-150, some of the peripherals like door handles, locks, seatbelt guides feel a bit "cheap" (lighter weight plastic, a few rattles), but it's still holding up fine at 150k. We are now expecting our 7th child so will be moving on to a 15 passenger.




Great all wheel drive van

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Vehicle: 2000 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan AWD

Bought for dog shows. Removed third row and put in my crates. Enough room for 4 people (Captain chairs) and all our stuff for dog shows. Very comfortable to drive and ride in. Must have all wheel drive if you live where there is snow. Gas mileage 15 to 17 in city and 20 to 22 on hwy and 18.9 average. Plan to drive it to the wheels fall off literally.




Best mileage for a vehicle

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Vehicle: 2000 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan

No vehicle that can tow 6000 pounds gets better MPG than this van. I bought the 2 wheel (not AWD) version for the mileage. I drive 75 on the freeway with the cruise on and with the city stop and go I get 19.5 mpg on every tank. Less of course if I tow my boat. I work as a mechanic and did not even bother to inspect the van for more than 10 minutes as the original owner had the maint. paperwork. The only things I have had to do is replace the metal strip that holds on the lower trim between the front and rear wheels cost $125. Plastic line cracked under the hood for heater fan selector- free fix and common problem. Oil cooler lines seep but who cares it is common + cheap fix if you do.




Lots of room and a

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Vehicle: 2000 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan

We bought the van new and had it for 5 years. It always had enough power and plenty of room for our family of 5. We camp a lot and tow a boat. It did have an annoying habit of little things breaking. Power window motors, power seat motors, etc. Also, being so big, expect to spend alot more than the average amount on brakes and shocks. Overall, expensive in gas and maintenance but always big and powerfun enough.




Not too bad!

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Vehicle: 2000 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan

This is our 1st van. It is comfortable, handles well and easily sits 7 average sized adults. The rear AC is a must in south Florida. We use it to tote scuba divers and their gear as well as a personal vehicle. Some of the interior features need to be beefed up to stand normal wear and tear--The hand grip on the pax side dash-the covers on the hinges of the rear seats-the vent covers on the rear AC outlets and the covers on the seatbelt floor attachments.




I'm happy, great awd.

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Vehicle: 2000 GMC Safari SLE 3dr Minivan AWD

I bought the van with 47k and have 65k now. Other than the alternator and a gear position sensor that was sending power to the starter when the van was running($50 part and an easy fix!) It has been very good to me. Went to FL with 3 adults and 3 kids in July and having rear A/C and rear bucket seats is nice. Also has a roof mounted TV with a VCR. The AWD works awesome. If you drive in snow don't get one without it!



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Full 2000 GMC Safari Review

What's New for 2000

The 2000 Safari gets engineering enhancements for its 4.3-liter V6 and ABS components, a tow/haul mode for its four-speed automatic transmission, revised lighting and power-locking functions, a larger (27-gallon) composite fuel tank and a third-row seat as standard equipment.

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dusty19
dusty19
04-24-2003
I have owned 2 astros (1986 & 1993) and 2 Safaris...


ddreier
ddreier
07-18-2009
2000 safari same problem....


kwkva
kwkva
03-17-2010
Need help 2000 GMC Safari Steering wheel has locked up and Ignition key will not turn to start engin. How do I unlock.I believethe answer is in owners manual which I lost in a breakin last year. Any s...



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