How do 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 Keith Johnson on Jan 3, 2005 Vehicle: 2000 GMC Savana G1500 SLE 3dr Van
So far so good with this van. It is a big vehicle and sits high off the road. I have the 5.0 ltr motor which gives it decent power. A little noisy when you punch it to merge with fast traffic. Brakes are spongy but work when required. It is great if you have lots of kids. It seats 6 people very nicely. Very roomy and the heater is great. Good handling but tends to pull in high winds. It is a highway cruiser vehicle however, it handles nicely in town. Gas mileage is great. I like it a lot. I am glad I bought it. GMC makes a good quality vehicle which is why I bought this make of van. I have not yet drove it in deep snow which will be the real test for handling.
by Carl Mundell on Nov 30, 2004 Vehicle: 2000 GMC Savana G3500 SLE 3dr Ext Van
We have owned our GMC Savana for almost five
years now. The van is always a
pleasure to drive. I have a large
family and we designed the van to meet
our needs. The van was the first
extended van the conversion company
created. It sets nine, six captain
chairs and a fold down bench in the
back. The van glides down the highway
and has had only one recent mechanical
problem. The sending unit in the gas
tank went bad. My only interior
problem has been the interior panels on
the back door staying in place when
they are closed. My everyday MPG is
about 12.5 and trips are between 14.5
to 16. I believe thats very good for a
1 ton extended van fully loaded with a
large cargo carrier on top.
by escs4 on Nov 14, 2002 Vehicle: 2000 GMC Savana G2500 SLE 3dr Van
Great Horsepower, and durability. The
van had been in 3 fenderbenders and
only had scratches. Great for bad
weather and loads. Don't get is
confused with a 1/2 ton capacity van.
Cons: very thin window glass, bad sound
proofing, hollow doors other than front
doors. Engine pings (the owners manual
says it's OK if it does, but anyone
that knows engines knows thats a load
of crap, especially for a engine that
only has 24000 miles. Sensitive to
roll and yaw when loaded down (high
center of gravity).
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