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1996 GMC Savana - Consumer Reviews

1996 GMC Savana

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A Great Cross Country Trooper
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By Martin
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1996 GMC Savana G1500 3dr Van


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We have owned this vehicle for three years now and it has been great transportation. We had purchased it to make regular back and forth trips from Texas To California but wound up moving to Pennsylvania. It was a great ride in the cross country expeditions. We have used to haul machines, lumber, water purifiers and just plain traveling. We like the capacity as we carry people to church on Sunday and have had as many as 15 on the run. We would buy it again. The only real problem we have had was with a engine sensor that only happened while traveling in the California Desert and that was only once. Haven't had any other issues. Would recommend this baby to anyone who wanted a roomy ride.


Best Features

Great stereo sound. Fun to kick back and watch movies in the back. Lots of cigarette lighters for convenient electrical hookups. Easy to keep up the interior maintenance on too.


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The kids love it
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By Liz
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1996 GMC Savana G1500 3dr Van


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I seem to have similar experiences to those reviews already written. Brakes need replacing a lot, driver's side window works 75% of the time, scraped up running boards while learning my boundaries and they don't do well in airport parking garages! But, my 6 kids Love this van! So much so that with 158,000 miles, we just purchased a new one! We are excited about spending 10+ more years with this one.


Best Features

Space. High top. TV/VCP, comfort of driving area, being taller on the road than most vehicles.


Worst Features

Heavy duty brakes. Quieter engine when the A/C is on. A/C that cools the back quicker. Maybe a "beep, beep" sound for when your backing up!


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Bonnie's van
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By Bonnie
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1996 GMC Savana G2500 3dr Van


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An excellent conversion van-- Trailmaster conversion. After 10 years and 160,000 miles it is still reliable and comfortable. This van has spoiled me for driving distances in anything else.


Best Features

Leather reclining seats and space


Worst Features

None. This van has lasted well beyond its expected life span!


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For family and travel with space
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By A Redensek
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1996 GMC Savana G2500 3dr Ext Van


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Have liked the vehicle very much, lots of space for large family to travel, comfortable, nice ride, good performance, reliable, low maintenance, nice Santa Fe conversion package. Only problem in 10 years, fuel pump went out close to 100,000 miles. Had one transmission pandrop and normal oil changes, on first muffler and no exhaust work. Have to replace brakes more often than ought (not heavy duty enough for the large vehicle) lots to power and drain battery, what is expected w/ TV/VCP, radio/CD/cassette players, lots interior lights? Most wear and tear due to large family, years/high miles-oops mom scraped the running boards-can't see low in rear, careful in reverse, so use side mirrors!


Best Features

Comfortable, roomy, nice ride, good steering and pretty conversion/leather package. Stereo sound not greatest with speakers in doors, can live with


Worst Features

Heavier duty brakes which seems most of maintenance. What about that fuel pump? If that is only problem outside of tire/battery replacement, oil/brake changes in 10 years-not bad. Improve the fuel efficiency on large, V-8, raised roof vehicle? Oh-having problem w/ driver power window now???


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A great family vehicle
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By M Pagel
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1996 GMC Savana G1500 3dr Van


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We bought ours in the summer of 1997 with only 40 miles on it. It was customized by Autoform and sometimes it is tricky to get parts. The only major problems we have had in 9 years is the fuel pump and air conditioning hoses needed to be replaced all within the last 2 years. We now have 105K miles on it and it still runs like brand new. It is great for hauling people and things. We have been on some awesome trips to the Rockies and it has worked wonderfully. I particularly like the fact I can get a 4x8 sheet of plywood in the back so for me it works better than a full size pickup. The reclining seat levers are made out of plastic which tend to strip but are easy to replace.


Best Features

Great for traveling and hauling, original transmission and never had a problem with overheating.


Worst Features

Better fuel ecomomy


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