1992 GMC Safari XT AWD 4.3 Vortec from North America
Excellent vehicle if you are looking for a strong people and cargo mover
Oxygen sensor tends to fail regularly,I have replaced it 3 times in the last 4 years.
Rear Dutch doors are very stiff, challenging to close.
Sliding door bearings have seized requiring repacing.
Fuel rail starting leaking and the engines started to back fire because of too much fuel in the injectors.
We are the second owners and for the repairs we have had to do, we consider them minor for the effort put out.
One concern we do have is that it uses a lot of gas.
However for the strength and performance, its worth it. It is a great highway vehicle.
The fuel rail is a problem with the Vortex engines. They suseptable to springing a leak and cannot be repaired. You have to buy a new one and at a cost of $700.00,GMC should be sending out a re-call notice. I had to replace this part.
There have been some electrical issues starting to develop. Door locks and windows are starting to fail. The wires are starting to crack and split, causing the power windows and door locks to work intermitantly.
The front seats are very uncomfortable, especially the passengers seat, no leg room.
However, good room for the rear seats for a 8 passenger van.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th November, 2003