1995 GMC Safari 4.3 from North America
Too many breakdowns, don't recommend
The throttle control sensor had to be replaced. The EGR valve needed replaced. The water pump needed replaced. The tires wear quickly. Its in the shop more than its on the road.
Now the battery won't hold a charge. I have owned Dodges, Chevys that were all old vehicles, but this is clearly the worst vehicle I have ever owned as far as break downs.
The van uses too much gas. Comfort wise its enjoyable, but I always have to worry about the next breakdown. It don't go very far without the next problem creeping up. I had to buy a jump start box because it had died a number of times. It goes great in the snow.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd July, 2003
4th Sep 2003, 13:27
I think that the GMC Safari Is a great van. We have had one for several years and the only thing we have put into it is gas and an oil change every 3k miles. Maybe it was just van for you. But ours is great.
16th Nov 2005, 18:25
When I read these comments (and thank you all for posting) I wonder what kind of driving you are doing. Is it in city vs country? Is it stop and go for hours on end? Especially with all the brake comments. I'm considering a Safari because our 1990 Oldsmobile was retired with 330,000 kms on it. EVERY vehicle needs major maintenance when they get over 150,000 kms. It's just good to know what they need. Alternators have limited lifetime because of the wear on the brushes, wiper motors, power windows, tires and exhaust likewise. Motor head gaskets... not so much.
19th May 2006, 13:17
Never again will I buy American Made after this purchase. What an awful automobile. From the wiper motors to the transmission, from the idler arms to the alternator, from the brakes to the window motors, from the air conditioning to the power steering. JUNK I say! JUNK!