How to you choose between a Chevrolet or GMC full-size van? Which dealer is closest to your house? They're basically the same vehicle. They both stack up well against the formidable Ford Econoline and ancient Dodge Ram Van, so if the Savana provides what you need in this kind of vehicle, buy it.
by buddy on Jan 8, 2007 Vehicle: 2001 GMC Savana Cargo 3500 3dr Van (5.7L 8cyl 4A)
Every year the same thing happens with this vehicle. The rear seals go and with it the brakes. Now it won't start and last time it would not start it was a water pump and other items the spray ruined like belts and harnesses.
by Proshooter on Jan 11, 2003 Vehicle: 2001 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
The 2001 2500 was the first vehicle I
factory ordered as soon as it was
available. Although it took nearly 10
weeks to deliver I found that the
quality is even higher than my 1997.
The Savana 2500 gives me a smooth ride
and power to spare. While the mileage
could be better, at 16 MPG it's way
better than the 10+MPG I was getting
my the used mid '80s vans. The only
problem I've experienced is that the
seat belt does not always retract and
sometimes gets caught in the door. I
ordered the power heated mirrors which
are helpful having no rear windows.
For the money I will definitely be
looking at the GMC again next time
GMC's full-size van gets a bigger, more powerful Big Block V8 engine, the Vortec 8100. There are also more advanced powertrain control modules for the other gas engines in the Savana line, and an improved torque converter for the 4L80-E four-speed automatic transmission. Other changes for 2001 include more robust door and ignition locks, upgraded audio systems, quieter alternators and longer-lasting brake pads.