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.

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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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2002 GMC Safari Reviews

Cadet The Safari By Kenny

This vehicle handles like crap because of its massive size. This vehicle could use more power but would sacrifice even more on fuel mileage. This is not a fun vehicle to drive and its not a pretty v... Read More

Safari Conversion By Wayne

We bought this van and immediately hit the road for a 5000+ mile trip. The GMC part of the van is great, but the aftermarket custom conversion parts of it is junk. I will never buy a new vehicle wi... Read More

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2001 GMC Safari Reviews

Love It. By Cathy

Great comfortable van for traveling on long trips. It takes us to Florida every year since we've owned her. Very strong tough truck has been through hell and back. Would highly recommend this vehicle.... Read More

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2000 GMC Safari Reviews

Decent. By Marie-Ann

Ok its an alright right van but it is ugly.... Its great capacity! One thing is though it doesnt like rain so be ready for jolting and crappy starting. Also it is very good at hauling so thats a humbs... Read More

A- Overall Very Happy By theburgerguy

CONVERSION VAN. Excellent for family travel. In spite of what many others say, we never had any major repairs in last 9 years. The only repair was the actuator(?) on driver door stopped working an... Read More

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1999 GMC Safari Reviews

One Awesome Van By Ray

IT GETS GOOD MILEAGE FOR ALL WHEEL DRIVE. It is my daily driver it handles anything i need it to do. I bought it used and only replaced head gaskets. Not a bad investment if i say so myself could hav... Read More

Save Your Money Buy A Honda Lol By Marc

everything breaks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! too many problems. although pretty quick for a van lol. parts are expensive and a pain in the ass to fix yourself. not very friendly on the knuckles lol. handles l... Read More

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1997 GMC Safari Reviews

Great For The Family By Drew

owned 4 3 years never had any major probs great family vehicle. good fuel economy. was a cheep overall buy. never had any major break downs, great power out of the 4.3 ltr vortec v6. it has paid for i... Read More

1997 Gmc Safari Rwd Slx By midgetmayo

i own a 1997 gmc safari, awesome vehicle, i have a well abused 238 thou km's on it and still runs like new i have loaded the back of it up with patio stone once to the point that the leaf spring didn... Read More

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