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1998 GMC Savana Van - Consumer Reviews

1998 GMC Savana Van

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By SHANE GRIMES
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Vehicle

1998 GMC Savana Van G2500 SLE 3dr Van


Review

When my diesel van was new, from 1 to 3 yrs it had engine problems, transmission, alternator, sliding door, and few other problems, but they eventually got fixed. It is now pretty reliable except for the alternator belt has flown off 3 times. Despite the problems I've had, I love my van! It tows great! I have no problems passing any other truck type vehicles on any mountain passes. My husband agrees it out performs his 1997 4x4 dually Chevy diesel truck, except there is no 4wheel drive. I can honestly say this vehicle has enhanced my life, because of its towing abilities and the inside room it provides. I've learned to live with the cheap interior. I will buy this vehicle again, with 4wheel drive.


Best Features

Towing. Inside room. A/C in front and back. The ability to take my back seats out.


Worst Features

Get rid of the plastic interior. Diesel engine too noisy, needs 4 wheel drive. Overhead storage compartments would be great. Back seat reading lights are needed, along with cup holders.


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Lots of Repairs
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By NelsonVSM
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Vehicle

1998 GMC Savana Van G1500 SLE 3dr Van


Review

I have a Glavel (AutoForm) conversion
with 75,000 miles. Very nice for kids
for travel and camper. Lots of problems
including: new transmission (3,000
miles), new dash board cluster, broken
CD, broke power attenna, new power
window motors, dash replaced twice,
failed water pump, failed AC, 3
batteries, brakes every 14,000 miles,
etc.


Best Features

Great for long travel trips. Roomy for kids. Ease of towing trailer.


Worst Features

Much stronger reliability and maintenance support. Better support for rear AC unit and non-rusting tubes underneath. Not designed for the North.


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Great Conversion Van
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By ruspol
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Vehicle

1998 GMC Savana Van G1500 SLE 3dr Van


Review

I purchased a used 98 Savana conversion
van last week and I can't stop driving
it.

THe leather seats are very comfortable
and leg room is excellent.

I made my first road trip to San Diego
and cruised at 85mph and got 15 miles
per gallon.


Best Features

Leg room for driver, leather chairs and roominess of entire van.


Worst Features

Make engine more accessible.


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Great Van - built solid
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By stockmds
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1998 GMC Savana Van G1500 SLE 3dr Van


Review

This is my secound GMC. I bought this
one new and paid almost $35,000. The
price was a little step, but it is
very dependable. I have only need a
few minor repare and they were covered
under warranty. This is a great van
and I am very satisfied.


Best Features

Power & performance


Worst Features

Low fuel ecconamy. (12-15MPG)on the open road.


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Windy!
Performance
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By tfw3
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Vehicle

1998 GMC Savana Van G1500 SLE 3dr Van


Review

I paid close to 35K for an Exployer
conversion. Great looking interior.
However the ride is only fair and @
highway speed there is so much wind
noise it is hard to hold a conversation


Best Features

Nice looking, great interior


Worst Features

Too many to list. Start by reducing wind noise and engine noise, side view mirrors vibrate severely


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