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1999 GMC Savana Van


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GMC Savana Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 GMC Savana

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Huge interior. Powerful V8 engine selections. Modern architecture.

  • Cons

    Cheap interior materials. Mushy brake pedal. Numb steering.

  • What's New for 1999

    Two new exterior colors, one new interior color and automatic transmission enhancements.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (5 total reviews)

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Savana

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.

Lots of repairs

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Savana

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.

Great conversion van

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Savana

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.

Gas Mileage


  • 13
  • cty
  • 18
  • highway
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Full 1999 GMC Savana Review

What's New for 1999

Two new exterior colors, one new interior color and automatic transmission enhancements.

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