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GMC redesigned its full-size vans for the first time in seven years for the 2003 model year. The 2003 Savanas got upgraded powertrains, fresh features and an updated appearance. Three industry firsts in full-size vans were available: all-wheel drive, an optional left-side door and unique side access panels for use on commercial vans. Front-end styling was revised to give the Savana a greater family resemblance to other General Motors' trucks.

GM's StabiliTrak electronic stability system was added to 15-passenger models in 2004. Chevrolet's Express is closely related to the Savana and sells far better. For 2005, StabiliTrak is also standard on regular-wheelbase 12-passenger vans.

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    Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor Locations
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    Securing the Child Within the Child Restraint
    WARNING A child can be seriously injured or killed in a crash if the child is not properly secured in the child restraint. Secure the child properly following the instructions that came with that chi ...

    Express-down Windows
    Vehicles with the express-down feature allow the driver and front passenger windows to be lowered without holding the switch. Push the switch down to the second detent, then release, to activate the e ...