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Lots of Trouble
By PetCBut on 11/02/09 11:18 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SUV SLT 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

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
By andrew_07 on 09/29/09 19:48 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SUV SLS Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

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
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Drives good BUT.......
By linda on 09/10/09 05:56 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SUV SLT 4dr SUV

Review

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
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Great SUV
By bren24 on 08/30/09 08:31 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SUV SL 2dr SUV 4WD

Review

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.
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Dependable
By James Hobday on 07/02/09 07:02 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SUV SLT 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

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
By Edwin Vazquez Jr on 03/30/09 13:09 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SUV SLS Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

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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Complete Money Pit
By spartan268 on 03/25/09 13:30 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SUV SL 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

My parents bought me this car when I turned 16, they got it for about $3000. Unfortunately, they didnt take the time to make sure everything was in good shape. Over the past 2.5 years Ive replaced: Trans, a/c condenser, cat converter, front hub assmebly, radiator, exhaust, battery (twice), several computer chips, and now my fuel pump just died. I'm pretty sure theres more, but I cant even remember. I'd also expect a small SUV to get a little better mileage. By now, I could have bought 3 of these with the price of repairs - this thing is such a headache and a money pit, I can't wait to get rid of it. This will hands down be the last GM I ever buy.
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Buyer beware
By BUYER BEWARE on 09/26/08 20:45 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SUV SLT 4dr SUV

Review

Stay away from these trucks! I needed a car for college and found this nice, lady owned, Red 98 SLT with 100,000 miles on it. It was a great looking truck with black leather, and body was in great shape. However, after 7 months I replaced fuel pumps, idler arm, ball joints, 3 wheel bearings, battery, alternator, brakes, heater and more. Pain to work on. Needed more work than I could afford so after six months I sold it. I consider myself lucky because most people I talk to have had 4x4, and trannys go out. I try to buy American but now I know why I see so many late model Jimmys in the junkyard. These are money pits!
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Love this SUV
By love this suv on 08/21/08 23:42 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SUV SLS Sport 2dr SUV 4WD

Review

Only problem was a fuel pump. 250 dollars and that was at 140,000 miles. I replaced the tires only once in all the years i owned it. Still a smooth ride and a reliable one.
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4x4ing fun
By Scott on 05/19/08 03:15 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SUV SLS Sport 2dr SUV 4WD

Review

I have owned by Jimmy since 2001 and I have had little issues, but for what I have done it to the thing it is quite expectable. The first thing I had to check out was the 4 wheel drive, so I hit the trails. By the end of the day I had it up to the frame in mud, without getting stuck, and all 4 wheels off the ground. I can deal with the minor repair (I love working on my truck), just need to find a good lift kit and then I off to the mud again. My overall view is play hard and things will break. Shut up fix the problem then it's time to play again. My wiper did the I have a mind of my owe I change the cabling and it is good to go. Need new mirrors and the drivers window gets stuck.
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