1989 GMC Safari Review

1989 GMC Safari 4.3L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 kilometres
Most recent distance246000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Corvette 1967


What a good quality van! Great job GM


Idler arms went 2 years ago.

2 exhausts in 11 years.

New brakes.

Windshield washer pump needed to be replaced.

Back door lock needed to be replaced, minor things for an 11 year old car.

Runs excellent and has never broken down.

General Comments:

Runs excellent has never broken down, has never stalled, always starts easily, great car, would definitely buy another GM.

Myself and my family have driven it to Florida twice (from Ontario, Canada) and from Ontario to PEI 4 times.

OK on gas, but overall minor repairs. My 15 year old son has done all the repairs on it.

It has been driven through all seasons and was my only car for 11 years until a month ago when I finally stepped up to an Oldsmobile Aurora. I still put this van above my Aurora because of its great condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th January, 2001

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review