The best dealership I have ever worked with. Amazi
by Nate Greene from Tiffin
September 18, 2018
I have bought many cars in the past and never once had as Pleasant of an experience as I have had with Coppus Motors. They have far exceeded my expectations!
Extremely Reliable - going to miss the old girl
by Jacki C from Watertown, TN
November 25, 2017
I guess I must have liked it because I drove it for 18 years. In all that time there was only one major repair which was less than $500.00 so
definitely can't complain about that. I don't think they make the Safari van anymore.
I own a 2001 GMC Safari AWD SLT that has 143,000 miles on it. It has been very reliable and gets >17.5 mpg doing package delivery in northern Nevada. It drives well, feels planted on the road and is rattle free. With regular maintenance this van should easily eclipse 200K miles. I added a cold air intake system and a chip in place of the air temp sensor on the engine to improve performance and MPG. With the rear seats removed you can stuff a lot into it.
I've bought several vehicles in my life and I'd have to say D & S Auto was the best experience I've had yet. No hassle or crazy haggling. Vehicles priced reasonably. Owners take care of any problems before putting them on lot. They're trustworthiness gave me tremendous peace of mind. They even offered extended warranty for their price. No mark up. Had a problem with power windows the first few days and they took care of it, no questions asked! Would highly recommend! I'll be going back for next vehicle!
RWD mid size van on a truck chassis
by AstroFan from gainesville, FL
April 8, 2017
Fantastic RWD mid size van with lots of people/cargo space and towing power. GMC should have never discontinued this vehicle. Only a $$$$$ 1/2 ton truck with crew cab comes close to replacing what this mighty van can do for you. Google it if you do not believe me. It is great for a long vacation or to take your group of friends out to dinner or concert, or to tow your boat or camper. I had 5 Astro/Safari over the last 25 years and they never let me down. One of them I drove it past 350k miles without any major troubles.
We gave the dealership 5 stars because we were in and out of the dealership with no hassle and the selling process was quick and accommodating. The vehicle accessories were very well explained and great quality cars.
by VanPro from Bemidji, MN
December 10, 2010
Lousy vehicle, handles terrible on ice even in AWD.
It has 120,000 miles on it and the engine rattles like a bunch of marbles in a coffee can. Vehicle is obviously not built to last.
Frank and Gina are the best at their trade! They are personable, caring, and strive for the best possible experience for their customers! They picked me up at that airport and ensured the car was in tip top shape. I just enjoyed looking at all the other models in their inventory as there were many great deals on their lot! All of the paperwork sailed through in Indiana. Thank you both! I hope to purchase my next vehicle from them!
They don't make 'em like this anymore
by Ralph from Phoenix, AZ
January 12, 2018
This is the best vehicle I've ever owned! 80,000 miles with no repairs until the heater core had to be replaced. I'd buy a new one if GMC would make them. The "Savana" is too big.
The current resale value of these vans should encourage GMC to make them again!
The owner and managers of BEST AUTO BUY are very respectful, honest and with the utmost integrity. They take the worries and hassles of searching, when trying to find a reputable car dealership. They are friendly and have that shake of the hand attitude. IN NOTE...your treated like an individual and not just another customer....IF your stressing where to purchase a pre-owned vehicle..GO THERE
Nice size van for growing family, dependable.
by Frogman226 from Cleveland, Ga
October 19, 2017
I have owned this van for 8 years, I've only spent about $200 in maintenance costs. The van is capable to haul 8 passengers in comfort. Visibility is surprisingly good, with very little in the way of blind spots like some vans. The stout little Vortec V6 has plenty of power even when fully loaded, and can achieve 20 MPG highway. Rear entry is easily accessed through the lift glass hatch and/or lower "barn" doors.
THIS PLACE WILL ABSOLUTELY SAVE YOU A WHOLE LOT OF TIME!!!!!!
I began my search in January of 2017 and after 5 weeks only found myself exhausted, frustrated, and still without a vehicle.
I searched in Hollywood and Los Angeles and all I found were run-down dealerships and some well-kept but full of snakes. Most wanted down payments that will far too much.
The mileage on the average vehicle in those areas was absurdly high for the prices and terms they were asking for.
The cars were also lackluster for the prices being asked.
I thought this was the common trait and steadied myself to make a decision with a sheisty company. They actually showed me a vehicle (and assured me they could hold it for 24hrs) and within an hour of me calling them back to begin the process of purchase, I was told that it had been sold but that another vehicle was available. Such a negative experience.
TM MOTORS WILL PROVIDE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE which may a world of difference to a person stressed out from my search to purchase a worthwhile vehicle.
I bought my vehicle from them in February and have had absolutely no problems with it. In fact I'm in the process of purchasing a new vehicle from them before October is up.
No gimmicks, just great cars, and I dealership that helps for repeat business so they treat everyone fairly.
Before purchasing from them I tried one other company in Anaheim and found them to be completely Shady. They attempted to sell me a 2001 hybrid at a super high price (6000) because of his low mileage (30,000).
When I took it to my mechanic it was easy for him to tell that the cells were about to give and that replacing it will cost me another $2,500.
That kind of trickery will not occur with TM Motors.
I'll check back in 6 months from now with an update, but I'm honestly telling you these guys provide a great experience and can work with most anyone's credit to get them in a great car Within 2 hours of walking in or less ¿
Wish GMC would make this model again!
by MastersK9 from CA
April 15, 2018
This is the 3rd Safari I have owned. I need a van bigger than today's current mini vans, but not as big as a full size van. The new "city" model vans still do not have the width in cargo space, nor length. The truck frame is solid, and the engine strong. So many of new vehicles today have a seat design that is pretty much in the shape of the letter "C" giving no lumbar support and forcing the neck forward in an unnatural position. Uncomfortable to say the least! This GMC has a solid drivers seat with lumbar support adjustment even in the basic models. Why have ai bought 3? My second one was rear-ended while I was stopped, and the driver of the other car hit me at 60 miles an hour. I'm still here to talk about it, and so is my dog! Thank you GMC! Make them again!!!
Excellent experience. The car was ready for testing. The whole process was flawless and very fast. The description of the car was very accurate as well as the conditions.
Great Van for the Family
by milld from Phoenix, AZ
November 18, 2013
This van has been really reliable. Ours is a SLE model we bought new. Have done the routine receommend maintenance and only had to replace things that have worn out, radiator, brake master cylinder, battery, hatch struts. The enegine heeded to have the intake manifold gaskets replaced at 190K miles. Been using 100% synthetic oil since 100K miles. Now has 198K miles. Fuel economy has been consistant at 16-17 city and 18-19 hwy, not the greatest, but considering the other large vehicles that would replace it, we have been no worse for the wear. The seats are comfortable. It holds up to eight persons. Drives nice on long trips. We ahve gone across the country in it two times, with our family of five and related luggage. There are interior power outlets in front and rear.
This was a great experience working with the purchase of my Durango. I was looking for weeks at the Big dealerships they would not deal on trying to make a sale. This dealership was friendly and made you feel welcome
I've always loved the Safari/Astros
by ofc from phx, AZ
March 8, 2018
this is the 3rd one in our family. highest towing capacity of any mini van. loved the reliability. although, this is the first van that i had a lot of small issues with ac compressor/steering pump/idler/shocks that were taken care in the extended warranty. solid vehicle with lots of room to carry things and the roof rack is very useful.
I bought my first independently owned vehicle at this dealership. I was impacted positively by how helpful the staff was. I'm also satisfied with the vehicle I had purchased. It runs well and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great price on a second hand vehicle.
Never Want Any Other Vehicle
by Wentlyana from Pittsburgh, PA
August 27, 2017
Unfortunately, it can't last forever. Now that the GMC Safari is no longer I'll have to find something else. This is the best vehicle that I've ever had. My parents had a GMC Safari years before I purchased mine. I drove it once and wanted one of my own. It took a while but it happened in 2005. Since I got this van it has been to the east coast, as far south as the South Banks of NC, north to Toledo, Ontario...cross country to the west, Whidbey Island, the San Juan Islands, Oregon...cross country back to Pennsylvania. I could get behind the wheel on any day and know that I was going to get where I was going. It has been more than reliable. 14 years old and I would rather get this van repaired than buy something else. Sadly, I will have to. Guess I will have to change to the Savanna...it better live up to the Safari.
sturdy and reliable, handles city driving well. mountain driving was good, braking was very good. stereo was o.k. very good viewing access all the vehicle. engine had good power.
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