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1999 GMC Jimmy SUV


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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 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 GMC Jimmy

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Wide model range, plenty of features, sleek two-door styling.

  • Cons

    Body shake on rough surfaces, low-buck interior parts, uncomfortable rear seats.

  • What's New for 1999

    There are three new colors and revised outside mirrors, but most changes to the '99 Jimmy are inside. You'll find new power-seating…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (43 total reviews)

My 99 jimmy sle is

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV 4WD

I bought a 99 Jimmy with only 76k on it from Enterprise Leasing company. It had some small issues that were an easy fix. I can't say its good on fuel but I can tell you it has always ran awesome,is so comfortable with many toys and most of all it feels sturdy and safe to drive. I had a Toyota pickup I loved but when I got hit it crumbled like an aluminum can. I know this truck would stand up in any accident situation due to its sturdy construction and placement of its 2nd generation airbags. Im extremely happy with it with no issues. I wish the rest of you the best with your issues. I know one thing I have always maintained it with proper dealer advised fluid changes and lubrication.GoodLuck

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

1999 gmc jimmy owner

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV 4WD

Not very impressed with it the handle to recline the seat on the driver's side is broke off, smells of antifreeze when the heat is on, can't use drivers side door because it won't stay closed, the rear wiper motor doesn't work, makes a crunching noise when turning, buttons for the 4wd broke, leaks on passenger door when it rains. Doesn't start when it's real cold out.

Been a good vehicle

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV

We traded a big Ford van for our Jimmy and it took us a while to be satisfied, but finally decided we had done a good thing. This Jimmy has given us good service with probably just a little over average repairs. We have put probably 60,000 miles on our Jimmy and am now considering getting another vehicle. Since we can no longer buy a Studebaker, I don't really know what we may get. Everything is so expensive today especially for old folks who are on a broken income.

Gas Mileage


  • 14
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  • 19
  • highway
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Full 1999 GMC Jimmy Review

What's New for 1999

There are three new colors and revised outside mirrors, but most changes to the '99 Jimmy are inside. You'll find new power-seating features, redundant radio controls and a mini-module depowered airbag in the steering wheel, as well as a new Bose premium sound system and six-disc CD changer. A vehicle content theft alarm, flash-to-pass headlamp feature and liftgate ajar warning lamp have also been added. Four-wheel-drive versions get the new AutoTrac active transfer case and four-door models gain a tow/haul mode for the transmission. Finally, the optional Z85 Euro-Ride suspension has been retuned.

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I was driving one night and looked down at dash and saw that the high beam indicator light was light up like half brightness. I tried turning them on and had no high beams. The next day I went to mes?...

My 1999 Jimmy rear hatch is broken. I have taken it apart and found that the electronic actuator may be broken. When ever I hit the button to release the rear it doesn't even make a sound. Does anyone...

I have a 1999 GMC Jimmy SLT 4WD with 87,XXX miles. The other day I ran to the store and back (about a 7 mile round trip). Previous to this trip, I havent had the need to go anywhere for 2 weeks becaus...