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GMC Jimmy Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 GMC Jimmy

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sleek styling.

  • Cons

    Body shake on rough surfaces. Cheap interior parts. Uncomfortable rear seats. Former class-leading V-6 not as strong as much of the competition these days.

  • What's New for 1998

    A revised interior contains dual second-generation airbags, improved climate controls and available premium sound systems. Outside, the front bumper, grille and headlights are new. Side cladding is restyled and SLT models have new alloy wheels. Fresh colors inside and out sum up the changes.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Lots of trouble

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV 4WD

Engine overheated ALOT!. Blew head gaskets, then connecting rod bearings. AC went out last year. Suspension was a nightmare until the dealer re- torqued the whole thing. Fuel pump went and now continually threatens by whining. Blend control valve in heater cost $250 in LABOR to change out when the weak gear cracked!! After $3000 this one is junk!



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Great product

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Jimmy SLS Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

i bought my 98 Jimmy from my grandfather June 16th of 2008 as I was 19 at the time buying my first vehicle. I am now 21 and I love my 98 Jimmy it has 131,200 miles on it and runs and looks like new. I had to replace the fuel pump and relay and no problems since that fix was routine matinence. I have drivin it harder than most drivers as I am 21 and it is really responsive, has solid steering feel, has great acceleration and is really comfortable to drive for long periods. I like the ammount of luggage space and it tows 3500 lbs as it has a bumper - mounted hitch if my hitch was a frame - mounted hitch it would tow 5500 lbs. the 4 wheel drive is very powerful and responsive as well




Drives good but.......

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV

Bought this Jimmy @ 31k miles, put an extended warranty @ 36k, THANK GOODNESS!! Have replaced the windshield wiper circuit board twice but NO RECALL haha way to go GMC wrote and complained to GMC with no good response kept the maintance up and I do have 200k miles on it now, but have replaced the air conditioner compressor TWICE, had my heater coil plug stopped up , had to have it UNSTOPPED TWICE then had to just replace the enitre heater, front hubs replaced, front drivers side door hinges replaced, hood latch HAVE TO OPEN WITH A WRENCH, now extended warranty is over, have got alot of mileage and will continue to drive it NO CAR PAYMENT but if i had to do it again i WOULD NOT BUY THIS




Great suv

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Jimmy SL 2dr SUV 4WD

We bought the car in 2005. It has ran great. Just like every other car out there, we have had to make annual repairs. We only paid 2,000 for it new and put about 1,500 in it since we bought it. We had to replace the motor in 2007. We are not mad about it because these things happen. But we got one from a junk yard for $800. This car is up to 158,000 miles and it still works perfect. The only complaint I have is the four wheel drive stopped working about a month ago. All in all the car has been very good to us.




Dependable

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV 4WD

Look, we've had this thing forever. 11 Years later this thing is still on the same break pads. The four-wheel drive broke in Arizona but that's because we used and abused it. This car's interior isn't much to wave a stick at NOW but it was a $44,000 car for the SLT 4WD. This thing will run forever if you take care of it just a little. This is my dad's and he cleaned the carpets, washed it, change the tires/filters/oil when they were supposed to be changed and it's still going. It even survived my sister ^_^. That's saying something. I love this truck and plan on buying a 2001 Jimmy for college. You just have to take care of the car and it'll run forever.



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Gmc sls jimmy 4x4

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Vehicle: 1998 GMC Jimmy SLS Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

I purchased this vehicle in NJ and used it for 4 yrs and then moved to Puerto Rico and this vehicle started to give me problems here. The seat level recliner snapped off on both side thats sad but true. The other items i changed on it is the battery, alternator, AC compressor and evaporator, fan belts, brake pads first time after 3 yrs. The ABS light on and Air Bag light drives me crazy but besides that I cant complain the truck has been very good and will continue to purchase GMC trucks. Edwin



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Full 1998 GMC Jimmy Review

What's New for 1998

A revised interior contains dual second-generation airbags, improved climate controls and available premium sound systems. Outside, the front bumper, grille and headlights are new. Side cladding is restyled and SLT models have new alloy wheels. Fresh colors inside and out sum up the changes.

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gmcdaniel
gmcdaniel
12-14-2007
1998 Jimmy After truck warms up shifts hard between 1st and 2nd gears. any ideas...


rrrccc01
rrrccc01
12-31-2006
I am about to replace the transfer case encoder motor on my 1998 GMC Jimmy NP1....


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rdyehl
10-03-2009
o 1998-2001 GMC S-15 Jimmy Left Side Front Only Headlamp HeadLight W/O FOG LAMP,LEFT HAND replaces OEM 16526227 Hollander 114-535L Partslink GM2502174...



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