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G'day from a new owner in Canada

Postby AuSafari77 [OP] » January 3rd 2021, 9:08pm

G'day everyone,

Been lurking this forum for a while trying to learn different bits and pieces in anticipation of hopefully being able to pick up a Safari/Astro for some adventuring around Canada (hopefully) before I have to head back home to Australia. The other day I managed to pick up what I think was a pretty good deal, and even if it wasn't I'm bloody stoked. I think these vans are awesome and I really wish we could get them back home.

99 GMC Safari with 186K (KMs) on the clock for 3.7K Canadian. Seems to be in really good nick from what I can tell. I'm not 100% sure on the trim but I think it's a cargo. It's parked elsewhere right now (waiting for a bloody parking permit) and I forgot to grab the books and what not out of it.

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Very excited to get out and about in it, learn as much as I can about it and setup in the inside for some good camping :thumbup:
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Re: G'day from a new owner in Canada

Postby Leeann_93 » January 4th 2021, 4:03am

Welcome!

Nope, that’s a passenger van. Cargos don’t have the fixed windows in the back sections, nor do they have the pop-out window behind the driver. Window on the slider was an option.

So someone converted it. It’s a sweet Safari; I loved my ‘99 AWD Safari, but it was not well-taken care of before I got it.
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Re: G'day from a new owner in Canada

Postby AuSafari77 [OP] » January 4th 2021, 2:16pm

Thanks for the information mate. I was having a hard time narrowing it down based on the trim information I was finding on the Internet and it having the LS badge on the side, which I understood was normally on the Astros? Any who, I'll get to the bottom of it soon

I'd love it if it were an AWD but concessions must be made somewhere
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Re: G'day from a new owner in Canada

Postby AstrofarianAstrofarian is online! » January 4th 2021, 4:21pm

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Re: G'day from a new owner in Canada

Postby AstroWill » January 4th 2021, 5:49pm

Welcome to the site! Nice looking van.

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Re: G'day from a new owner in Canada

Postby AuSafari77 [OP] » January 4th 2021, 7:57pm

Thanks fellas!
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Re: G'day from a new owner in Canada

Postby sixsix » January 4th 2021, 8:53pm

Leeann_93 wrote:Nope, that’s a passenger van...

AuSafari77 wrote:Thanks for the information mate...

Haha


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Re: G'day from a new owner in Canada

Postby markmitch » January 4th 2021, 9:39pm

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Re: G'day from a new owner in Canada

Postby AuSafari77 [OP] » January 5th 2021, 1:22am

sixsix wrote:
Leeann_93 wrote:Nope, that’s a passenger van...

AuSafari77 wrote:Thanks for the information mate...

Haha


Welcome from Kentucky - have you been lurking... ?
- looking at license plates and how willy nilly we are about them?


Haha, more than happy to be corrected about my incorrect assumption. Only reason I assumed it may have been a cargo was because all the information I could find about base trims apparently included electrics (such as power windows) that mine doesn't have. Ah well, I was just stoked to pick one up that wasn't completely buggered by rust

I blocked out the plates because a lot of cars I've seen for sale in Canada (Ontario at least) have them blocked out. Maybe these Canadians know something I don't :shrug:
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Re: G'day from a new owner in Canada

Postby SoFar,EH » January 11th 2021, 7:04pm

hi. I'm brand new to here also. How long R U planning to travel around Canada? How far R U planning to go? West maybe?
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