by ramdaddi on Mar 15, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
Yes, very reliable OVER SIZED STATION WAGON.
Awesome in the snow with the original Good Year Wrangler tires but a very expensive vehicle to maintain.
Sealed front wheel bearings and brakes always seem to fail and are costly repairs.
I've had mine for 10 plus years and I just put $2,000 into the breaks, bearings and idler arms or some crap like that and honestly, I'm glad I did.
This "truck" is a great work horse, 144k miles, and I love to beat the hell out of it off roading at the farm.
Maintain it and the mechanic said I can go another 100k miles easy.
beats a car payment and insurance on a new vehicle!
by jimbo4x4 on Dec 24, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
I've had my GMC Jimmy for about 6 months.
When I bought it the trans was rebuilt the oil cooler lines and the coolant was just flushed.
Me and my Jimmy had a rocky relationship at first, I had to replace intake gasket, fuel pump, front hubs, and some other more minor things.
But now that I gave my Jimmy some TLC it is a great workhorse.
It has a strong engine, it can tow a trailer sufficient for my needs, and I can fit all my tools in the back.
The four wheel drive is excellent. I'm 6"3 and can sit comfortably in the drivers seat. .
I change my oil regularly and take care of any maintenance right away.
Its a great SUV.
Take care of your car and it will take care of you!
by collegekid20 on Sep 15, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
my jimmys a 2001 that i received as my first vehicle a couple of years ago i put around 20,000 miles on it myself and its still below 100,000 miles and it runs amazing the only major problems ive had so far is my brake calipers seized up which is my fault for letting it sit too long, my spedometer doesnt work quite correctly and my fuel sensor is a little dirty but other then that i beat the crap out of it especially in winter and it still runs amazing, but if you dont keep up with it maintence wise then yea youll have problems, but thats with all vehicles
The Vortec 4300 V6 enjoys another round of improvements, plus the Jimmy adds programmable door locks and a new cargo management system to its long list of features for 2001. A floor-shift option is now available on two-door models with automatic transmission, and the four-wheel-drive SLE version touts restyled alloy wheels. The tarted-up Envoy has been dropped but the glitzy Diamond Edition, introduced last year to mark the 30th anniversary of the Jimmy nameplate, is back -- packing more pizzazz.