1996 GMC Savana Consumer Review: Epitomy of Planned Obsolescenc

1996 GMC Savana - Consumer Review

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G1500 Passenger Van (4.3L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Epitomy of Planned Obsolescence
By TabulaRasa on


1996 GMC Savana G1500 3dr Van


This is a typical GM product. It
looks alright on paper, but in real
world use, it falls flat on it's
face. This vehicle has been beset by
problems from day one. The built-in
TV/VCP will short out the rest of the
interior lights. It is on it's 3rd
transmission. The rear differential
is going out (clack clack clack!).
The intake manifold has cracked. The
fuel pump has died. The brakes are
garbage. Even the oil dipstick is
rusty. That's sad.

Best Features

The factory jack that comes with the car is identical to the one GM includes in their sedans. It is completely inadequate for lifting a full sized van. It's pretty funny they even bothered to include it.

Worst Features

There is no way to improve this vehicle without a clean sheet redesign using modern technology. No push rods, no drum brakes, no leaf springs, no live axles. This van is just garbage.
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