1990 GMC Safari Review

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Edmunds' Expert Review

1990 Highlights

All-wheel drive is newly optional, and an extended body style is introduced. The standard engine is now a 150-horsepower, 4.3-liter V6. The optional sport suspension, and the Sport Appearance Package, will not be available on AWD vans. Four-wheel ABS is standard on all models.

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1.88 out of 5 stars
I'll never buy another GMC
SLX 3dr Minivan
I bought this van brand new and have had nothing but trouble with it. The sit adjuster, door lock switch, and window assambly broke within the first three years(non cover by warranty). The sliding door came off the tracks by year five. I had to replace the engine at 57000 miles. GMC has refused to participate on any of the repairs. I would never buy another GMC again.
3.38 out of 5 stars
My Van
SLX 3dr Minivan
I have had this vehicle for 10+ years & love it. It runs very well but has some rust.
1.5 out of 5 stars
GMC= Garbage Motor Company
Tony Rodriguez,06/07/2002
SLX 3dr Minivan
I bought this van brand new from the dealer as a family vehicle.I only drove it to the grocery, and to take my kids to school 14K the bucket seat broke$305.61.At 23K the dist.cap and rotor had to be replaced $116.90. The next year 29k the electric door locks quit working and had to be $45.34.Later the sliding door came off the tracks$197.28.The cat.conv. had to be replaced at 50K ,$569.95. Finally with 57K the engine blew .I asked GMC Corp. to participate on a portion of the repair cost but was denied I guess I can't really blame GMC for not backing up their product.I wouldn't stand behind it either.
4.88 out of 5 stars
Great car
SLE 3dr Minivan
My family has owned this vehicle since we bought it new in 1989. I recently took ownership when i got my driver's license and it is a great vehicle. It is powerful and great for passing on the freeway. It is also VERY reliable. With 91,000 miles on it, the only problem we've had is the piece of plastic that holds the dimmer switch in place. It handles great and is easier to park than my mom's Pontiac Bonneville. It has plenty of room for all my friends. The seats are comfortable and the air conditioning is ice cold. Great vehicle that gives me NO problems.


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver1 / 5
    Passenger1 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 1990 GMC Safari Overview

The Used 1990 GMC Safari is offered in the following submodels: Safari Minivan. Available styles include SLE 3dr Minivan AWD, SLX 3dr Minivan AWD, SLT 3dr Minivan AWD, SLX 3dr Ext Minivan AWD, SLE 3dr Ext Minivan, SLE 3dr Ext Minivan AWD, SLX 3dr Minivan, SLT 3dr Minivan, SLE 3dr Minivan, SLT 3dr Ext Minivan AWD, SLX 3dr Ext Minivan, and SLT 3dr Ext Minivan. Pre-owned GMC Safari models are available with a 4.3 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 150 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 1990 GMC Safari comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic.

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Should I lease or buy a 1990 GMC Safari?

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