1992 GMC Safari SLE from North America
A low performing piece of junk
In June 1997 the rear axle needed to be replaced at a cost of $1,500 Canadian (this was for a used part).
The front end needed to be replaced the same year as I went through two sets of new tires in less and 8 months.
In 1998 the heater fan needed to be replaced.
The rear passenger heater has never worked.
Hood and top of van paint stated to peel off and the doors, trim and bumpers had a noticeable amount of rust.
In 1999, the air conditioner ceased to function and an estimate for repair came in well over $1000.00. I never had it fixed.
In 2000, the transmission needed major repairs and now in 2003 it is difficult to shift from park into drive.
From 1997 to 2003 I have replaced the muffler 4 times, the automatic door locks no longer work, the rear doors allow rain to leak into the cargo area and I have replaced the brakes twice.
This van is currently leaking radiator fluid, somewhere around the water pump and did not pass Ontario's Drive Clean test.
I spoke to the previous owner after I purchased the Van (he recognized the van while in a grocery store parking lot)
He indicated that he had transmission problems, front end problems, a leaking roof and paint peeling problems in year 2 of ownership (1992-1993).
Final note, the 1992 Safari is a very uncomfortable ride for the driver during long distance runs.
Time to scrap this baby. I will not buy another GM product again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th January, 2003