by kwr1990 on Jul 6, 2013 Vehicle: 1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV 4WD
My grandparents bought my 1994 Jimmy new in 1994. It is the Automatic 4wd white with tan interior. Mine has the 4.3 Vortec CPI. It currently has 436,788 miles and have never turned a wrech to it except for maintainence. Never been rebuilt and has never let me down. It has towed everything I could hook to it and been off road more than on road. I love it, it's reliable, cheap operating cost and will last you forever.
by kingsolidsteve on Apr 23, 2012 Vehicle: 1994 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV 4WD
This was the first vehicle I used to learn how to drive. My dad bought it from a small private dealer in 2006, and I became the primary driver of the Jimmy the following year. During the three years I had it, the A/C, fuel pump, starter, alternator, battery, and a belt had to be replaced. Luckily, it ran well without any problems after that. However, it got abysmal gas mileage, usually 10-14 mpg, but I think that may have been attributed to the fuel pump issue. The power windows also started to die towards the end, but that's to be expected of an older vehicle. Overall, I really enjoyed having the opportunity to have driven this vehicle and will remember it well since it was my first.
by 94jimmy81 on Mar 14, 2008 Vehicle: 1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV 4WD
My Jimmy has 251,000 miles and I have never done any major engine or tranny work to it. Parts are cheap and it overall has been a pretty easy vehicle to work on. But never had a problem with it, it starts up every morning without a problem. The 4 wheel drive system is awesome too.
by Gal-a-van-tin on Dec 6, 2005 Vehicle: 1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV 4WD
When I bought my Jimmy, it had 68K on it and lots of surface rust. I had that removed and now it needs it again. I like the interior except, would like a movable console between seats for extra space. I bought it for the 4WD feature to feel more secure in bad weather. Also, I wanted to do lots of road trips and camp out of the car. This is great! A twin-size mattress fits in the back comfortably and I can go almost anywhere with it. The engine has been very reliable and my mechanic says I should have no problem getting another 50,000 miles out of it. I have had basic repairs and maintenance, but nothing out of the ordinary, $100- $300/yr. I would change a few things with the design.
by India on Mar 28, 2005 Vehicle: 1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV
I bought my Jimmy used in January of 2004 as a result of having my car stolen. Although I was not thrilled about the exterior, (I wanted a more femine looking car since I am a girl) I was excited about the leather interior. After buying the Jimmy, I had to replace the front brakes and the fuel injection pump all for the price of $900. Since then I haven't had any problems. My friends and I take lots of road trips (college students, of course) and we always look forward to taking the Jimmy because of the comfortable ride. And believe it or not, my friends with newer cars actually prefer my car beause they feel it is roomier, more comfortable, and they feel safer!
by aurinia on Oct 28, 2004 Vehicle: 1994 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV 4WD
Maybe mine was just a lemon, I don't
know. Bought it used in '02 w/ 68K on
it, body in great shape, no rust, ran
great. That didn't last long, tho!
W/in the 1 1/2 years I owned it, here's
a list of what I had to have replaced:
entire front axle, brakes (2x), U-
joint, fuel pump, fuel tank, A/C,
various motors and belts, entire
exhaust system and tires. Oh, & the
ABS went out and almost killed me
twice; nothing like hitting the brake
pedal and feeling it NOT MOVE (its
especially nice when you have a 4yr old
in the car)! At 90K, in the space of a
week, the 4WD went out as did the
transmission, and the drivers door
started coming off the hinges. Had it
towed to the dealership to trade it in.
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