"Love it - AWD great on snow/ice - 300000 miles - will die of Michigan rust before the drive train fails - 21 mpg average summer*18.5 winter - drives great - family / towing 4500 lbs / seats out 4 x 8 cargo / vacation vehicle - 3.42 axles - i added engine oil and trans cooler - drivers front hub bearing, torsion bar, fuel pump failed $375 parts / my labor , only repair beyond what i see as maintenance over last 220K miles / 22 years
- Very much wish i could find a good AWD body for my drive train."
Cons: "Been beat with an ugly stick, cramped legroom"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Like a horse, this baby needs to be run every day to be most effective. Lousy gas mileage but I didn't buy it as a economy car. The XLT cargo model has two removable seats which allows 4 x 8 sheets of plywood/wallboard into the cab with doors closed.
Awesome reliability. Just normal wear and tear. 181K original miles on engine and tranny and no issues. Air works great, heat works great. Typical interior parts break off over time but what car doesn't?
This car just keeps running and running. Cheap to own. Never much to look at, this baby is Cinderella before the ball. Love this car."
"Best value, purchased 12 years ago at 160000mi and have almost 300000mi now. Repairs have been few, water pump, alternator, starter and muffler, that's it! Comfortable ride nice on trip,easy on gas. The bad- door handles are cheap and have been replaced numerous times, never left me stranded.Ready to pass it on, kids are gone, will still be a good van for someone else."
"Van has 229,000 miles on it,rebuilt engine was installed at 178,000.Great to cruise in. Many parts are available in salvage yards.Paint has flaked and is getting a little rust,Other than that a real nice van."
"Have owned '89 Safari XLT for 12+ years and put 175K miles on it to bring it to 267K total. Comforable for cross country trips, economical (17 city, 22 HWY), $ .07 per mile cost to own and maintain. Paint Peeling is only problem, no rust. Love it!"