1996 GMC Safari Reviews

1996 GMC Safari from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 kilometres
Most recent distance198000 kilometres


Mine has been very reliable


Nothing big has gone wrong with this van. The venting/AC only blows out the defrost/front (happened at 190 000 km).

General Comments:

I love the size of this van. It fits our four kids very well. Nothing has really gone wrong with it ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th August, 2009

1996 GMC Safari SLX 3.4L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.4L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres
Previous carGMC Safari


This van is a dud


Tires, shocks, and struts are now shot.

All new wiring had to be in stalled in the engine in 2002.

Engine was replaced in 2001.

Transmission was replaced in 1998.

Driver side window does not work.

Windshield wipers have a mind of their own and do not work properly.

Passenger side and rear sliding door power locks do not work.

General Comments:

Van is OK. It has a nice interior and exterior appearance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2002

28th Jun 2002, 19:39

I own a 1994 GMC SLX Safari van, The Biggest Lemon I ever owned. This vehicle is nothing short of a money pit!Muffler died in first 2 years, 3year total warranty would not cover this? Vehicle chews up tires on outside walls in under 40,000km, this is after alignment. have alignment checked problem still persists. Too many other problems to mention!...ART.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews