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You are in the GMC Safari & Chevy Astro
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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Van
#652 of 1973 Still junk a year later
Feb 26, 2004 (7:57 pm)
I can't say that I'm not happier having gotten rid of that overpriced underacheiving piece of junk,formerly known as a GMC Safari 2001.I took a beating,trading it in for half the price of the two year old LEMON it was but the lack of headaches of not having to drop it off at the dealership bi-weekly and finding a ride to work is almost worth the lesson I got on the General Mistake Carmaker.(GMC) Says it all for me.
Mar 01, 2004 (6:28 pm)
Sounds as though you got a Monday morning Safari.
I feel as though the Astro/Safari are akin to Mom's apple pie and baseball. Many owners feel that the 4.3 engine is even better than the 3.8 used GM cars for several years. I drove a 94 2wd 88,000 miles without a single problem. My 97 2wd has had about 4 minor problems. I do wish it had rack and pinion steering instead of re circulating ball. But like a rock.
#654 of 1973 yeah, knock wood...
Mar 02, 2004 (2:13 pm)
I've got a '95 Safari AWD with a little over 100k, and it's been very reliable(bought the extended warranty, even...turned out to be a waste of money).
Who'da thunk it?
#655 of 1973 "service AWD" light still on.
Mar 07, 2004 (12:30 pm)
Any oppinions or input would be much appreciated.
My service AWD light is still on. It comes on almost every time the car is started know.
I replaced the transfer case fluid with Auto trac 2 as suggested by the dealer.
When driving on snow in my yard yesterday, only the back tires were spinning. Does this mean that the AWD is not working?? (The light was not on at the time.)
#659 of 1973 re service AWD" light still on
Mar 10, 2004 (7:22 am)
Check the fuse under your hood labeled ATC this may be blown.
#660 of 1973 new to this forum
Mar 17, 2004 (6:27 pm)
I just bought an '04 Astro cargo van, no bells and whistles, just air and radio. Has anyone regretted not buying the extended warranty due to high repair costs after warranty?
Mar 19, 2004 (4:31 pm)
Tough question. I bought a '95 Safari AWD SLT with most available options(used), and bought an extended warranty, yet the worst thing that happened was the wipers quit and the dealer charged the warranty company about $120, so I lost my shirt on that deal. It now has 102K on the clock, and everything is still working...