1998 GMC Safari User Reviews

1998 GMC Safari Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars2.5 out of 5 stars 2.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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Deathjam4 writes:
1998 GMC Safari 3 Dr SLE AWD Passenger Van Extended Review
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5

Pros

great for hauling everything from small boxes to four wheelers and dirt bikes( had both in the back of it at the same time.) aside from when you turn it feels like your going to roll it it drives and handles very well for a tall vehicle. it has great towing capacity for rvs and trailers and with load shocks can handle a fairly heavy load. it has plenty of people space inside making it roomy and relaxing for long drives or just around town.

Cons

some parts can really bite into your wallet when going for repairs such as the fuel pump assembly it costs roughly 800$ in most places to get a replacement. this model has been discontinued since 2006 and parts are starting to get scarce for it which is a shame. and the fuel mileage is barley worth it having a 80L tank it can empty your wallet pretty easy in a week if you do alot of back and forth driving in town. but high miles are not as bad.

Deathjam4
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Its A Great Family Car And Or Busnes Car For Transporting Cargo — I owned one for 5 years put over 250k on mine til at 418 k it blew the front crank seal. i was disheartened when i sold it due to not having the money to repair it as i would still be driving it to this day. for a large van it was a pretty smooth quiet ride and did everything i needed it to do.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Vishaal writes:
1998 GMC Safari 3 Dr SLE Passenger Van Extended Review
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nothing

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hmm it was a white miniture cube van

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Great Work Van — well it was my first what can i say everyone has to love their first whip rust and all but it was completly gutted so it was a shelll with 2 seats and a 190 hp vortech engine ive left plenty of civics in the dust

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Arie writes:
1998 GMC Safari 3 Dr SLE Passenger Van Extended Review
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Nice space for travelling with family.

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I don't get to drive it as much as I'd like to.

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Good For Hauling The Family Around. Nice Ride Height. Better Fuel Mileage Than Full Sized Van. — Does alright for a van. Easy to maintain. Better than earlier generation of van to work on.

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Shannon writes:
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Sturdy, and big xD

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breaks down ALOT!

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It Litterally Was A Box On Wheels, But It Still Was One Of My Faves — I remember sitting in the van watching the world go by, I have some pretty good memories in it.

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Jon writes:
1998 GMC Safari 3 Dr SLX AWD Passenger Van Extended Review
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Never gets stuck, room for all your friends and everything they own

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Utilitarian, not a chick magnet for sure

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Reliable, Awd Keeps You Out Of Trouble, Truly Awesome In Snow — Good seating, awesome awd, lasts forever, great towing, always enough power from the 4.3 v6

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Reviews From Other Years

1990 GMC Safari Reviews

Was A Faithfull Vehicle, But Got Too Old. By Arie

I think it was easier to move around the inside of this van than the new modeal. Read More

Winter/hauling Vehicle By Will

great when hauling lots of junk or people or when camping...otherwise pretty expensive to drive around. Read More

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1992 GMC Safari Reviews

Traveling Dream By vangirl

Rides smoothly. Plenty of room for passengers and cargo. Love the blinds and curtains in interior. Easy to clean and maintain. Awesome traveling accessories that is comfortable and roomy.beautiful l... Read More

Boxy Gas Guzzler...but Comfortable On Long Drives. By lothspice

My parents had a '92 Safari with additional horse power (they opted for 250hp instead of 200). It was a pain in the butt learning to drive in it. the car is now over 16yrs old with some minor work don... Read More

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1993 GMC Safari Reviews

Best General Motors Vehicle I Have Ever Owned... By Jeff

It goes better with a cold air intake and the brakes are decent. It handles like a box on wheels but what do you expect. It has not needed anything in the 2 years i have owned it. Its a van. Gas milea... Read More

1993 Gmc Safari By Chad

This was a great work van! I could fit a sound sytem in the back, and still had tons of room! I akways took out the back seat and left the middle one in. Left a lot of romm in the back and could st... Read More

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1994 GMC Safari Reviews

It's Big. Good For Hauling, But Awful On Mileage. By Winks

This van does not have the prettiest design in the world. It takes forever to pick up speed and shakes above 60. The brake-lines are all connected and seem to fail more than they should. It's got ba... Read More

Very Reliable Vehicle By tledoux79

Awesome reliable van in high demand for the family folk. Mine wasn't the AWD model but was still pretty well equipped and in mint condition. Read More

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1995 GMC Safari Reviews

Safari By Ryan

This van was great in the winter because of its AWD. It was a gas guzzler though. Read More

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