1992 GMC Safari 4.3L from North America
Love it, if it were not such a gas guzzler, I would buy another
Starter went at 220000, fixed myself easily, $200, didn't even have to jack up the van.
Temperature sensor went at 180000, fixed myself not so easily, $30, hoses in the way, took time to flush coolant.
Fan for heater/AC went at 180000, fixed easily myself, $100, front left corner 4 bolts.
Broke starter in ignition. User error. Didn't fix, ran switched power straight to starter, $10, I'm a cheap bugger.
Seats wear badly at 180000, but I think that's due to the moist climate.
Excessive brake wear on the front brakes.
Temperature sensor went again at 230000, didn't fix.
Love the van, the engine is indestructible. I would trust it to drive me to the moon and back.
I treated the van poorly, rarely did I change the oil in the last 140000kms. I changed the belt once and didn't flush any of the other fluids, but the van just keeps on going. I drove it up mountains. 40+ degrees BC interior, -60 northern BC. and never had a problem over heating or not starting in the cold.
I wish wish wish they made these with a diesel engine, I would drive no other vehicle.
Lacks the kind of power I expect from a 6 cyl.
Highway gas mileage is OK, but very poor in the city maybe 12city/18hwy.
Coolest minivan on the market (if you can even say minivans are cool).
Not very easy to work on, good for me, I had no engine work needed.
Brakes wear out at a alarming rate.
Fiberglass leaf springs, WTF. Mine never went, but have started to splinter.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th November, 2009