2001 GMC Savana SMB 100K
I posted before but don't see it anywhere. We are FINALLY! getting our van after 20 years plus 5 of semi-serious looking. Prices are coming down a little bit in Southern California. This van was reduced to 18,500. We checked it out and also spoke with the mechanic who did work on it recently:
Three questions for the sages:
1. We figure we have at least another 50k on this engine, maybe less on the transmission. Any mechanical glitches common with this year/model?
2. Drove great as one would expect---solid, powerful but steady, and quiet. Temp stayed right around 180-200 during a five minute idle in a local parking lot. Sound about right?
3. The penthouse has a rip. Its been patched and I don't see any water damage. There's mildew or dirt on the outside but not the inside unrelated to the rip. Does sportmobile offer replacement parts or in this case, swatches to patch?
Anything you would caution or does anything seem out of the ordinary--- we know high mileage is the rule rather than the exception---a tradeoff for a solid build and easily accessible replacement parts.