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2005 GMC Safari Minivan

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By Karl
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2005 GMC Safari Minivan Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The Safari is the best van on the market. I can't imagine 2005 being the last. It is extreem comfort and space in travel. It will carry an elephant with ease! This is my second Safari. If they were still sold I would not consider any other vehicle. The previous one I had for 223,000 miles, got 28 - yes - 28 miles to the gallon (tbs fuel injection)With steel bumpers it was a tank with zip and personality. Nothing in the mileage other than tires and brakes ever needed replacement! My new 2005 is somewhat more refined in interior - but I feel that negative as space was removed. It gets far less milage. My only serious fault is that the sterring radious is very slight.


Favorite Features

Fiberglass springs. Reliabale engine. Good mileage. High volume and carry load. Very good looks. T rear door - best of any vehicle. Driver comfort. Excelent cruise control


Suggested Improvements

Return to the old front stub axles with the quick turning radious Return to the original storage compartments - these are too few and one can'r get a hand in to the rear ones Not a complaight - but I had a hard time finding a tire to fit this van after a blow out.


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Practical good Van
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By PoppaRick
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2005 GMC Safari Minivan Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The Safari is a good practical van with AWD capabilities.Not fancy, but able to handle three kids and their sports stuff plus friends. Snow, and spring mud are not enough to stop it delivering service to our family.


Favorite Features

Overhead console with temperature display, and AWD for bad roads. Large cargo space behind third row of seats.


Suggested Improvements

Better brakes, improved fuel economy, larger windsheild so driver does not have to duck down to see traffic lights. Maybe two doors opening for passengers in the second row of seats.


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By BCA
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Vehicle

2005 GMC Safari Minivan AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

If you want to carry six people with AWD this is the ticket. This is the second Safari we've owned. While the interior could use some work such as larger front leg room, driver side passenger doors and a few more cupholders, the overall functionality of the van is excellent. The larger size more than makes up for these shortcomings. It is great for long (800 mile) road trips with 4 kids. Not only that, it can carry all the gear. The AWD works great in snow and the 4.3 L V-6 has sufficient power. We've had no major mechanical problems with this van or its predecessor. However, there have been some interior trim issues.


Favorite Features

Better size that "mini" vans.


Suggested Improvements

More front legroom. Driver side passenger door. More cupholders.


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