our 2003 gmc safari is the best vehicle i could ever hope for . weve put over 200.000 miles on it and almost no maintence. it never breaks down and all weve had to replace is fuel pump and alternator. This van is perfect and i ABSOLUTELY recommend it . GMC did a great job with this one . VERY RELIABLE
The van been great, had an issue with the abs for a while but the dealer fixed it when I suggested that I wasn't coming back for a GMC. We have used the van on 4000k road trips good on gas 1700km per tank at 80kph, went up fire accesss roads and crossed streams when Honda and other failed. We had to pick them up and bring them to the camp site. You can drive it anywhere and carry 6 adults and luggage and shopping back from the road trips. Just finished trip down to have upgraded brakes to cross drilled vented front vented rear. Really stops now. Looking for new tires next. Only 65k on the van so will be around for awhile.
The looks, mine's dark green and silver trim, the space inside, the toughness of it. You can drive it and not worry about the van. It's built on a truck frame.
Heated mirrors with turn signals, tach, and a bit more room in the front wheel well. It needs to be about 4 inches longer and then you could put more stuff inside.
Since I realize that they are built on a truck body, I have no disappointments with the ride. They are quality built and can tow my large Coleman pop-up camper anywhere in the country, including the Rocky mountains. My other two had well over 200,000 miles with very little maintenance and I am confident that this one will be just as satisfying
Audio system and interior room and towing capicity
Cannot find any, I know that with a 4.3 liter engine that the mileage won't be that good. but 19.7 isn't bad
This is the second Safari we have owned. While dated in style and design- the AWD, spaciousness, towing capacity and fuctionality make it a good good value for the price. Very functional for hauling kids, towing the boat and packing full of gear for hunting/fishing trips. Both of our vehicle have been reliable w/ minimal need for service other than routine maintenance.
Dutch Doors in back are excellent for convenient access. Spacious interior. Towing capacity and AWD. Rear heating and AC are great features.
Our first Safari had the bench back seats-the second one had the upgraded bucket back seats. The upgraded seats do not allow for removal of the middle bucket seats and limit ability to haul materials. Seats are cumbersome and heavy to remove from vehicle. Limited leg space in front passenger seat.
Good: It certainly provides more
interior and cargo space than most
minivans. The engine is more powerful
than other minivans with a 4.3 litre
v6. More towing power than other
Bad: Interior quality, fuel economy,
rattling, reliability, stiff ride, no
driver side sliding door.
GMC/Chevy should offer a optional v8
power on these vans and give more
luxury options available. I own the SLT
AWD model and there is no available
premium sound systems, onstar, or
heated seats, or dvd player to name a
The optional rear heat/ac system works
well in heating and cooling the
interior quick. Dutch doors are also a
nice option with two swing out doors on
the bottom and a hatch above.
Optional V8, Interior is very cheap and
plsticky, they need a more truck like
dash board, smoother ride, easier
opening slide doors, more lux. features
on upscale models.