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GMC Safari Model Overview

GMC Safari Questions

JLS123
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New Thermostat, Erratic Temperature Fluctuations, No Heat In The Cab

1999 GMC Safari 120k miles New Thermostat, battery and starter (yesterday)... Recent Oil change, Normal Coolant Level, Less than 2 year old water pump and coolant system flush. Changed the Thermosta...

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Safari98
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1998 Gmc Safari 160,000 When I Turn The With Out Trying To Start The Car It...

I replaced the wires not the cylinder to the ignition n it still does the same even when I shift it on drive you can still hear it cranking

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Safari98
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I Own A Gmc Safari 1998 W 160,000 Miles When I Put The Key In The On Positi...

i believe it cold be something underneath for this is the second year it does it. And while driving in snow or slushy snow.

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Traci Flowers
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Can I Use 205 70 15 Tires On My 1995 Gmc Safari Van

I need tires found a great deal on this size 205 70 15 but my van usually has 215 75 15

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Josh Gamble
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Why Won't The Engine Get Fuel

we put in new fuel pump and fuel filter. Also changed relay. You can hear fuel pump kick on and it is getting fire. The gas gets pressure all the way up to fuel rail. Don't know what it could. E

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Older GMC Safari

1999 GMC Safari Overview
1999 GMC Safari
25 pictures
1999 GMC Safari reviews:
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1998 GMC Safari Overview
1998 GMC Safari
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1998 GMC Safari reviews:
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1997 GMC Safari Overview
1997 GMC Safari
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1997 GMC Safari reviews:
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1996 GMC Safari Overview
1996 GMC Safari
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1995 GMC Safari Overview
1995 GMC Safari
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1995 GMC Safari reviews:
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1994 GMC Safari Overview
1994 GMC Safari
1994 GMC Safari reviews:
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1993 GMC Safari Overview
1993 GMC Safari
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1993 GMC Safari reviews:
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1992 GMC Safari Overview
1992 GMC Safari
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1992 GMC Safari reviews:
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1991 GMC Safari Overview
1991 GMC Safari
1990 GMC Safari Overview
1990 GMC Safari
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1990 GMC Safari reviews:
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About the GMC Safari

About as likely to be seen in the African savanna as its sibling Chevy Astro was to be traversing the moon, nevertheless the GMC Safari was both a comfortable minivan and a powerful hauler, thanks to the extra heft that came from its truck-based platform and rear-wheel drive (car-based minivans were front-wheel drive).  Released in 1990 along with the Astro, the Safari Passenger Van originally fit five passengers in two rows of seats and was available as either a base, SLE, or SLT trims.  

The trim names didn't change, but over the years the Safari Passenger gained all-wheel drive capability and more convenience features, such as power windows and locks, cruise control, automatic headlights, and daytime running lights, and the SLT even offered leather seats.  A 4.3 V6 engine gained horsepower over the years, capping at 190-hp in 1995.  The four-speed automatic was revised in 2000 to include a tow-haul mode.  Also in 2000, a third row bench seat became available, for seating up to eight people while still leaving about 40 cubic feet of cargo room.  For more versatility and passenger comfort, second row captain's chairs could substitute for the bench seat starting in 2001.

Though boxier than most minivans, the GMC Safari's dimensions allowed it to hold more cargo than many of its competitors.  A roof rack and trailer hitch were optional, and unlike other minivans, the Safari Passenger was able to tow 5400 pounds behind it.  A passenger side sliding door was added in 1994, though access to the back rows remained difficulty and awkward.  Rear access was through dual rear doors or Dutch doors that featured an independently-opening rear window.  Like its sister Astro, the GMC Safari was discontinued in 2005, mostly due to poor sales and GM's unwillingness to invest money in making safety changes.  Despite poor resale value, low mpg, and seat access, owners liked the handling, power, and roominess of the Safari.