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1999 GMC Jimmy

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What else could go wrong
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By done with GM
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Vehicle

1999 GMC Jimmy SLE 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

We bought the Jimmy so my wife could have a low cost 4wd vehicle. It's probably my fault for buying it used, but it certainly isn't low cost. After replacing the heater core ($750) ball joints twice ($200 each time) and fuel pump ($300) I can say I'm nothing but disappointed in this vehicle. And as I'm writing this my Jimmy is sitting idle in the garage with the fuel pump out again and the 4wd solenoid ($550) out. Having only put 15,000 miles on the car I'm nothing but dissatisfied


Favorite Features

Layout of controls, and interior styling


Suggested Improvements

Send out a posse to round up all the Jimmys, Blazers, Bravadas, S-10s and Sonomas and send them to the scrap heap where they can't plague the American consumer.


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Never Again!
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By PRM
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1999 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Quite nice to drive, when it works. I've never had a car with more issues. 36K warranty not nearly enough. Ignition module replaced three times (once under warranty. 35K, 65K, 98K). Smoke from the steering column as your electrical fails is not fun. New engine at 70K (radiator failed, overheated and took out the head and engine). Catalytic converter replaced at 106. Passenger recline lever snapped off in passengers hand and can't be fixed (the shaft broke). The AC stopped at about 100K. I haven't investigated yet. Other than that, no issues to speak of!


Favorite Features

Full-time all wheel drive. Nice size (not too big)


Suggested Improvements

Electrical reliability. Gas mileage is not good for a small SUV. Dextron should be changed much more often than the 50K originally claimed.


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Money Pit!
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By EGOLDEN
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1999 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I had my Jimmy for 2 years and spent over $3,000 in various repair costs in the 2 years I had it and I only put 22,000 miles on it during those 2 years. That said, I did buy it used, but with low mileage on it. The vehicle should not have broken down as much as it did. I planned on having the vehicle for 3 more years, but at this point I need to cut my losses. It makes sense that this vehicle is phased out now.


Favorite Features

Nice leather interior on the SLT. Decent looking vehicle overall.


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of yours before it becomes the albatross mine did.


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I love this thing!
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By Kirk Galt
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Vehicle

1999 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV


Review

I really love this vehicle; It's comfortable, drives well, and looks great. I had to do all of your basic maintenance, as well as some other stuff, but it's well worth it. I've had the problem with the door hinges, the temperature control actuator failed, and I've also had the dif rebuilt. Considering that I bought it used, and that it's almost seven years old and has over a 100k on it, I think that's pretty good. The motor is strong and runs great, the transmission is good and it's a great drive!


Favorite Features

The looks, the feels, the grace.


Suggested Improvements

None.


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Justin's Jimmy
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By Justin
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Vehicle

1999 GMC Jimmy SLT 4dr SUV


Review

Reliable, good gas mileage, excellent repair record, comfortable ride, minimum maintenance required, sound system good quality.


Favorite Features

Power of engine, sound system, flexibility


Suggested Improvements

Rear view mirror location, the cover for the jack and other materials for the spare tire often becomes loose.


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