GMC Safari or Chevy Astro - which one

Chevy Astro or GMC Safari

  • GMC Safari

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Chevy Astro

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Forget about it !

    Votes: 6 75.0%
  • 04 Escalade

    Votes: 1 12.5%

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BunduBasher

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#1
Am looking at getting a 2000+ GMC Safari or Chevy Astro van, will tow the bikes in a trailer.

Any comments on which may be a better vehicle as they are basically the same - Are there any cosmetic differences which make one better over the other. Is getting the AWD a good option as well, or does the 2WD do the job.

Which one looks better :)

I had a 2000 Honda Odyssey and loved that, would like to get another towing van for about $10k
 
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Danman

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#2
I'd say neither or "eeewwww-its a mini-van" :p In pinch I guess that I would have to take the GMC, but they are basicly the same thing.

Why not get a 4 door compact pickup and skip the trailer?
 

BunduBasher

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yeah, I am looking at a Nissan Frontier crew cab similar to my brothers King Cab - I do however need a family mover. I don't want no station wagon either (SUV) ! :p :)
 
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#4
My vote is for the NISSAN, i picked one up and use it every weekend too tow the bikes aand kids around..
Rick
 

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#5
Those particular vans have zero leg room in the front, ride like crap, and are all but impossible to work on. Furthermore, like dude, it's like 1985 technology! :scream:

And oh yeah, IT'S A MINIVAN! You couldn't give me one. It's automotive castration!
 
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BunduBasher

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#6
Looks like it will have to be a big truck for me ..... to tow that pak rat around :)
 

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The minivan is more of a station wagon than an SUV. At least the SUV has some macho-man potential. Plus, the SUV can probably drive over the top of roadkill where the minivan would scrape.

The astro/safari was always built on an s-10 frame. Frame as in non-unibody. This is a good thing from a toughness point of view as you are getting a disguised pickup rather than an overloaded car. It is a big minivan. Might as well get a full size van.
 

BunduBasher

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#11
Originally posted by Senior KX Rider
You should go for an Escalade Alan. Cool ride, towing power and a place to sleep if you need it :)
what !? - the truck :)
 

BunduBasher

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#14
Originally posted by XRpredator
truck?
the avalanche style Escalade !!!

Nice Bling Bling Senior :)
 

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#15
that's a car, sillies. and an Avalanche is almost a pickup.

I say forget all of 'em, Bundu, and get a SSR