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Question about 99 safari awd

Postby Chico [OP] » September 29th 2009, 5:53am

ok i was on here back in 04 and o5 when they had the other forums but i sold my van and now i have an opportunity to buy a 99 safari awd with 127000 on it and here is what it has done to it

GMC Safari AWD 8 passenger Minivan (identical to Chevy Astro). Clean, runs great, no problems with the vehicle. Air conditioner works well. Class III hitch integrated with the rear bumper mounts, clip-on side mirrors for towing, inflatable rear air shocks (20-150 psi) to add some 1200 lbs carrying capacity, trip computer with MPG/temperature/compass.
Both rear seats are removable (4x6 sheet lays flat on the floor and the doors close).
I was the second owner (bought in 2003 with 100,000 mi).
New equipment installed in 2005-2008:
- new truck tires in 2004 (Bridgestone Dueler H/T, now with 27,000 miles, about 75% thread left).
- Transmission, rear differential, transfer box fluids replaced in 2004.
- radiator and fan thermo-unit.
- alternator and starter.
- power steering pump.
- belt tensioner pulley.
- water pump and hoses.
- spark plugs and wires (2006).
- GM-rebuild steering box plus new pitman arm linkage with both new ball joints - 2007.
- both front hub assemblies (including bearing and ABS index wheel) - 2008.
- both from brake calipers and rotors, new pads - 2008.
- rear brakes rebuilt with GM kit (pads, springs, retainers).
- Oil filters have always been heavy duty either K&N or Mobile 1 (synthetic filtering media); 10w30 was used since 2004 year-round.

its really clean whay can i expect to get for mpg from this awd and i remember back in 05 someone had their awd lowered then there was this guy from cali that had an older body style with the newer style welded on and he did a gas cap conversion etc, anyone rememebr him? anyway this guy wants 3900.00 for it and then i found another 2wd from texas for 3000.00 with 102000 in it personal opionins please i plan on dropping it the getting some rims and maybe a v8 conversion also
1997 GMC Safari SLE RWD 103000 miles, cloth interior, Van just got here from florida

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Re: Question about 99 safari awd

Postby Big_kid » September 29th 2009, 1:46pm

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Re: Question about 99 safari awd

Postby ihatemybike » September 30th 2009, 1:48pm

Grumpy needs an alignment and to fix a cylinder 2 misfire, yet it's 90 day avg mpg is 18.89 mpg.

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