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Lots of Trouble
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By PetCBut
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1998 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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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!


Best Features

4WD. Handled well in snow.


Worst Features

BEEF UP engine cooling. Easier to get to fuel pump.


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Great product
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By andrew_07
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1998 GMC Jimmy SLS Sport 4dr SUV 4WD


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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


Best Features

I like the power of my 190 hp 4.3 litre Vortec V6 that gets 21 mpg highway and 16 city. 12 buttons (not counting cd buttons) makes things easy to use nice center consoul with a storage bin in front of the cupholders. Nice compass and overhead consol and it also has great towing and performance


Worst Features

none great product I have owned it over a yr now and am really satisfied with it as a young driver nice powerful versatile safe suv


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Drives good BUT.......
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By linda
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1998 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV


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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


Worst Features

GMC should have listened to the complaint about the windshield wipers especially when they already had a recall for earlier models for the SAME THING! Extend the 3 yrs. 36,000 mile warranty to at least 7 years! or make a car that will not fall apart


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Great SUV
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By bren24
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1998 GMC Jimmy SL 2dr SUV 4WD


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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.


Best Features

push button 4wd. auto head lights. full 6 speaker system.


Worst Features

Improve the interior design. it can be uncomfortable to reach anything while driving. The reat speakers are hard to get to to replace them. other then that nothing.


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Dependable
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By James Hobday
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1998 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


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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.


Best Features

Durability, 4-Wheel drive, and the ability to put 15 inch subs in the back with room to breathe ^_^. This truck is impossible to destroy if you take care of it.


Worst Features

I think the headunit is obviously outdated. The air conditioning isn't GREAT but it works well enough.


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