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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 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Don't buy one of these

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV

I have owned this car for four years and have had numerous electrical problems that were never solved, even by certified GMC dealer service shops. The transmission went at 72,000 miles, ending up in pieces in the oil pan. It has run rough after the 100K mile mark, a few times spewing transmission fluid all over the engine and causing it to smoke. The last time I took it for a drive, the engine spontaneously caught fire while I was driving. I pulled over and watched the entire SUV be overtaken in flames, including the interior and all personal belongings inside. Nothing was salvagable. The car had only 125K miles.




Maybe because it was used?

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV

Bought it 2 years old. Brake power compressor fails. Seat levers for tilt break- off), first the passenger side, then the driver, $750 to repair each, because of configuration. Driver door hinge bends and cracks, can't repair without major body work (thousands $$$), door doesn't shut, electronic mirrors don't work, driver side wet in hurricanes, bad rain storms. Dash board fell (scary, but easy to fix). Body integrity poor, scratches very easily. Constant minor repairs, and replacements, windshield wiper motors, batteries, starter. Often smells of gasoline. Noisy, sounds like big TRUCK. And now the driver seat squeaks (minor, I know).




Better than expected

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV

Through four years of service this vehicle has been surprisingly reliable. It has had just two issues (head gasket had to be replaced under warranty, and the alternater went out at about 42,000 miles), which is better than we expected. The interior is well-designed and functional, although the plastics are inferior and have deteriorated in some places. The engine is excellent, plenty of torque and acceleration. Handling is cumbersome and the ride is jiggly over uneven surfaces. The ride is excellent on smooth roads. Overall, this SUV has been an excellent value.




Last gm ever

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV

Many Problems. Began new with a noise that sounds like spark knock. Turned out to be the exhaust system. Many complaints later, GMC says: That model with that emission package makes that noise. If we ever find a fix, we'll call you. Have replaced 3 front wheel bearing assemblies, oil cooler hoses, ball joints. Also had a 95 Jimmy and 92 Olds Achieva. Both junk. GM - 3 strikes, you're out.




No more jimmy

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV

A new water pump, heater core flushed twice, replaced heater core, replaced radiator, replaced wheel barring casing and $2300 later I have had enough of the Jimmy. I like the look of the vehicle but the repair bills are killing me. This started happening at 50,000 miles. I had the vehicle serviced as recommended, flushed and changed everything. Just a very poor coolant system. Time for another vehicle.




Gmc jimmy sle

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV

Excellent performance; very low maintenance; totally utilitarian with style



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.

Talk About The 1999 Jimmy

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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