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1994 GMC Safari Cargo

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Information shown for entry-level Van/Minivan.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 20/Comb 17 MPG
Max Seating: 2
Engine: V6, 4.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1994 GMC Safari Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 18 Ratings for the 1992 - 1994 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

Will die of rust - every thing works - 21mpg

By on Saturday, April 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 300,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Does everything well"

Cons: "Out of production - no equal replacement"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Reliable thoroughbread

By on Friday, May 24, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 181,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Extremely reliable"

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."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

as far as a van goes this one you cant beat.

By on Monday, January 09, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 198,598

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "very reliable transportation,roomy,good on gas"

Cons: "paint fading dash cracking,fuel pump"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"i never had many problems with this vehicle fun to drive,comfortable,good gas mileage, and most of all very dependable.. it is for sale as well."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Low repair costs, extremely dependable,will last.

By on Thursday, October 20, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 300,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliability, economical, comfortable"

Cons: "Cheep door handles"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Cannot complain

By on Saturday, February 28, 2009

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

"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."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Excellent Van for the long haul

By on Monday, December 29, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"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!"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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