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Best mileage for a vehicle this size
By minneapolismarc on
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.
Not a minivan. MPG, reliability, huge mirrors, 4 by 8 foot sheets of plywood fit in back without removing seats. 10 foot 2 x 4s fit inside.
Driver's leg room on left side is incomfortable. Standard rear locking differential.