It's easy to overlook - or even have a field day criticizing - the 1997 GMC Safari SLT AWD mid-size van.
The Safari's looks haven't changed much since its original design in 1985 and it has been a bit slow to catch up to competitors. It
doesn't have a fourth door and unless you get the all-wheel-drive package that we had on our $30,560 test vehicle, you must settle for rear-wheel drive. And because it's based on a truck chassis, not a car like many minivans, it drives like a truck.
Whew. But don't stop reading. If you're towing a big boat or camper or regularly take your three kids plus grandparents to Walt Disney World on vacation, you may want to take a hard look at the Safari, which can... Read More