1999 GMC Safari Consumer Review: My 4th Astro/Safari Van

1999 GMC Safari - Consumer Review

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SLT Passenger Minivan (4.3L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
My 4th Astro/Safari Van
By SB on


1999 GMC Safari SLT 3dr Minivan


Excellent overall Van - I have owned 4 of them, and probably 5 full sized fords before that. Bought one new, put 200,000 miles on it without a problem. Bought 3 used with 100,000 miles at about $5,000.00 each and ran them to just over 200,000 miles each, and sold or traded them for about $2,500.00 each In all four combined, I replaced 2 window motors ($26.00) a couple blower fan relays ($6.00), a couple fuel pumps ($200.00), one drive chain ($300.00), and one CV joint ($60.00). Do the math - $12,500.00 vehicle cost: got 500,000 miles, about $600.00 in repairs. No brainer - this is a great little truck (and it IS a truck), hauls a trailer well, fits lotsa people, extremely comfortable,

Best Features

Dependable, peppy engine. Handles great (for a van). 2wd astro has Better traction than a long wheel base 4wd pick up. Front seats very comfortable. Hauls many people and much weight. Looks like a van, not a station wagon. Only "minivan" left with a truck frame. Dependable, high mileage truck

Worst Features

doorhandles & hinges are weak. Fuel pump stinks.
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