1991 GMC Safari Reviews

1991 GMC Safari EXT 4.3 Gas from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3 Gas Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance241000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Great Reliable Van

Faults:

Normal Wear and Tear items... exhaust replaced twice, 2 batteries, 3 sets of brakes, gas tank, 3 sets of tires, water pump, brake lines, 2 alternators, set of shocks, tune up every 4 years.

That may seem like a lot of items, but remember that is over 16 years.

General Comments:

This has been a GREAT van. Never a problem with the engine or transmission, although the oil pan is starting to rust and it's now dripping a bit of oil.

Added a transmission cooler the first summer and have been towing trailers with it ever since... never a problem.

The area under the doors, and all along the bottom have some serious rust... we're talking holes now. I've been patching it up and spot painting for the last 4 years or so. If I get another year out of it, I'll be a happy camper.

It still rides great. The radio still works. It always starts even in Ottawa winters (-40C). The only thing that has given up the ghost is the air conditioning at about the 12 year mark and I haven't had it fixed.

Overall, it's been a great van. It's a shame GM stopped making them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2007

1991 GMC Safari Extended Cab 4.3L V6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired210000 miles
Most recent distance302000 miles

Summary:

Can't complain about 302,000 miles on the original transmission and engine

Faults:

A lot has gone wrong over the years, but at the end of the day I have 302,000 on the original engine and transmission. Great for hauling tons of stuff if you take out the rear seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2006

1991 GMC Safari SLX 4.3 ltr. from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 ltr. Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance263000 miles
Previous carChrysler Charger

Summary:

Well worth the money, Reliable

Faults:

We installed TV/VCR Super Nintendo at around 40,000 miles and was too much on altenator. Changed altenator at 95,000 miles.

Altenator changed again at 230,000 miles.

Water pump changed at 235,000 miles.

Pasenger side Fuel Injector replaced at 243,000 miles ($75.00).

General Comments:

We have pulled everything with this van since we bought it...Boats, Car trailers, Four wheelers you name it! Allways pulled around 3,000 to 5,500 pounds each time trailering.

Installed aftermarket Heavyduty Transmission Cooler for Class A. coach and the transmission is still pulling strong today!

We love this van! We can pull our boat to the lake and ride seven people with us in the van! What other mid size van can say that?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2004

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 3 reviews