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My GMC is still strong
By Phillip T on 08/25/07 00:32 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV

Review

Not sure with the others, but with 162,000 miles, our Jimmy has never failed on the road. Great, timeless looks, comfy ride and comfy interior. Very reliable, in its time the Cat-converter was replaced at 150k, fuel pressure regulator at 155k (typical of these motors), and the rear axle seals leaked ruining the parking brake, and rear brake rotors, a 600 dollar repair. And recently the master cylinder was replaced due to a weak brake pedal. But no major failure ever, and still runs very strong. The 4.3L V6 provides great torque. And the 4L60E transmission is smooth, and originally responsive, though a bit sluggish sometimes. I love this little Jimmy, I'll drive it 'til the wheels fall off
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I must be one of the lucky ones
By e5husmc on 08/05/07 15:49 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

Bought vehicle with 5000 miles on it in 98. We have used it to pull a 2600 lbs bass boat and my wife drives it everyday. Replaced alternator around 80,000, replaced A/C compressor and right front wheel hub around 127000, and I am now putting in my 4th battery. These are normal problems with a vehicle with high mileage. Also had to take out turn signal switch a clean it to make it stop clicking. Rides nice, back seats are big enough for children but kinda tight for adults. Overall has been a good vehicle.
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Absolute Horror!
By cmmbowl300 on 04/12/07 11:12 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

My Jimmy has almost 180,000 miles on it ,but I have replaced just about everything on it, and in fact it is in the shop right now again. I have a new engine at 100,000 miles and new transmission at 80,000, new fuel lines, brakes, wheel bearing, fuel pump, starter, waterpump, front axles, and that not all. I don't have enough words to state what all I have done to this. Fun to drive, I guess that is my best feature on it. Waiting to find out what this next thing is going to cost me as the ABS light is on and I don't think I can take it much longer. Would never ever in my life buy another GM product!
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GMC Jimmy
By gmc owner on 01/25/07 12:45 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SLS Sport 4dr SUV

Review

Really have liked the car. Have had no problems with it. Regular mainrenance has helped to keep it in good condition.
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Too many problems
By MakeItAdouble on 03/29/06 19:02 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SLS Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

Lots of trouble; Heater core plugged 2002 blew out w/water hose. Water pump 2005, brakes & rotors every two years, Ignition switch cause many starting and performance problems 2003, Wipers stopped 2005- This is from the motors cicuit board getting cracked soldered joints, look up online to repair yourself. Door hinge pins shot-2005. Passenger seat handle broke off-2002. Intake manifold leaking 2005, Alternator-2005. Thermostat-2003. Hub assemblies-2002. Battery-2004. Other minor stuff. I learned a lot working on this piece of junk. Its no wonder GM is faultering.
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Disappoints
By Dennis Downey on 11/25/05 22:23 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SL 2dr SUV

Review

I have owned this Jimmy since it was new and have been very satisfied until a month ago when I lost all of my brakes with no indication that I had a problem. Come to find out when the unit was built they intalled the one brake line too close to the steering column and after 7 years it wore a hole in the line and during my last drive using the brakes exhausted all the fluid. I was very lucky that it didn't happen as I had just exited a major freeway and went home. I wrote a memo to GMC as this in my opinion should not have happened. I have not heard one reply from them and an very disappointed in that. So any of you 1998 Jimmy SL owners better check it could happen to you.
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Love my Jimmy
By Chris on 10/19/05 20:42 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SLS Sport 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I had purchased my Jimmy with 80000 miles on it and have put 13000 more on it since purchase and have loved all of them. My wife and I have taken out camping, gone out of town and just plain drove the crap out of it. The 4wd works great and pulled out plenty of fords with it. Overall it's the best vechicle I have ever owned.
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The Worst Car I Have Ever owned
By JP on 07/31/05 09:33 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

One month after purchase the front transmission decided to engage at 75 mph on the interstate. That was a $1200 computer chip replacement. 2 weeks later the brakes completely went out with no explanation from the dealer, $650. 7 months later the ingition lock went out, $300. 1 Year after having the front transmission fixed, it broke again and will engage by itself. Currently the rear window wiper motor has gone out, the ABS light is always on, the windshield wipers have a mind of their own and will stop after being on for ten minutes and take a break, or will continue to run after you turn them off. I wish I had more room to continue. This has been the worst car I have ever owned and will be the last GMC.
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"Love my Jimmy"
By 1998 GMC SLT SUV on 07/26/05 00:08 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV

Review

A good vehicle. It runs smooth, and gets good highway gas mileage. Not great in town. I want another "JIMMY" SLT but I don't see a "Jimmy" on the market. Humm? What to buy next? Maybe I'll just have the engine rebuilt someday on this one.
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My Mistake
By NoMoreGMC on 03/10/05 14:49 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV

Review

Bought used w/60,000 miles. So far replaced water pump, fuel pump, wheel hub assembly, windshield wiper motor & washer pump, brakes twice (rotors & all), right side mirror (bolts broke and it fell off), fixed various a/c leaks, a/c compressor, catalytic convertor. Power mirror motor has just died. Lots of quirky little electrical problems. Rear stereo speakers only work ocassionally. Can't use the rear windshield washer - it leaks into the back of the vehicle. Exterior paint chips easily. Sorry, I just don't have a lot of good things to say about this one. I just spent $1200 in repairs, so I'm keeping it for another year (or until it breaks again)... then it's bye- bye!
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