2005 GMC Safari Review

2005 GMC Safari from North America

Year of manufacture2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carGMC Safari


Another domestic, another disappointment


Engine blew around 150,000 km.

Flex-tube and two more gas lines that I'm in the middle of replacing.

Many other things that have been replaced are the battery, starter, exhaust system.

Back heaters; heater line needs replacing (currently disconnected), and other small items.

General Comments:

This van, when it is working, is a great vehicle to have in the winters and to haul things around. Handling is great, accelerates well for a cargo passenger van, and is very comfortable to drive. Although I wish there was a little bit more leg room.

But the countless problems that come up, makes it expensive to maintain. Especially in colder climates (Winnipeg, Manitoba).

I must mention, some of these problems could have been avoided if repairs were taken care right way, rather then try to hold off even a couple of weeks. Take it from me, bus for a couple of days, until you can get your car fixed. Trust me, it'll be worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th November, 2005

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 1 review