1996 GMC Jimmy User Reviews

1996 GMC Jimmy Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"legroom" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews

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Joffre writes:
1996 GMC Jimmy 2 Dr SLS 4WD SUV Review
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5

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fun fast and good on gass for a 4x4

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very little rear leg room

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Awesome Sause — * Performance - very quick off the line * Build Quality - not to bad with leather * Appearance - sexxyness * Cost of Ownership - cheap cheap * Fun Factor - ALOT had this truck for a many years and has never let me down. and i have never has a SUV pull harder off the line

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Mike writes:
1996 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SL 4WD SUV Review
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4

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4X4 is awsome.

Cons

Gas guzzler  4.3L V6 Vortex.

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I Like My Little Suv. — Its an SUV from the 90's what would you expect from it. I like my truck and thats that, but I hate the gas price's lately but eh', My truck is amazing in the snow with the 4X4 engaged I can go anywhere and the new tire's I put on it well then that's a story on it own, mud playing is fun too but I don't do it often the maintenance is to high $$$. Well this truck I have has lasted me a year and 2 months hope it keeps on rollin.

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firecracker writes:
1996 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE 4WD SUV Review
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5

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Runs great, hauls great, is a lot of fun to own

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Fuel usage.

firecracker
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Amazed — I've own my truck for about 2 and a half years now, the first year i owned it it'd sat in storage (needed a fuel pump and tank), when i took it outta storage the engine was kinda seized up, but luckily broke it free using vise grips and half turning the engine. changed the oil and ran good. It still runs good. My friends and i go mudding every now and then, and it'll rip right through any mud hole i can find. hauls real good, can haul stove fridge and dryer in a trailer with no problems even up hill and the inside loaded with heavy boxes and a dresser and queen mattress tied to the roof. only repairs ever needed was both lower ball joints, passenger side front axle, breaks and rotors and tires. Down side is the rear seat, it doesn't fit 3 car seats easily, but will with a little force. Front is nice and comfortable, has good leg room. and its very dependable, and the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. One of the best little suv/trucks. its very powerful too, it'll whoop mustangs all day long with little to no effort. Even beat a v8 silverado 1500 with my little 4.3 v6. If you want a good looking, powerful, good hauling, reliable and dependable family vehicle look no further.

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Andrew writes:
1996 GMC Jimmy 2 Dr SLS SUV Review
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5

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Fun and quick and not bad mpg's

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back seats are small

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Great Small Truck — Plenty of power from the 4.3 vortec. Automatic transmission. I had wider tires on it and it cornered great. Flowmaster 40 single in/ dual out. Sounds great that way. Fun truck and kind of miss it. The 96 to early 98 trucks are awsome.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Emili writes:
1996 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr STD SUV Review
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4

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Hes Red!

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I had to do alot of work to it!

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Jimmy!!! — Dont get me wrong I Love Jimmy! But i had so many problems with him i had to replace the transmission, i had to do some work with the motor like replacing hoses and stuff but now he runs like a champ. i just hope i start having better luck with him. he is sexy though hes red =p. and he has leather seats and everything. he is a really clean car. and i have had alot of fun memories with him.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
1996 GMC Jimmy 2 Dr SLS 4WD SUV Review
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Its universal

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Gas mileage

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Ultimate Vehicle — Truck handles good for stock suspension and for a SUV its pretty good on the performance side. Overall a solid vehicle with little draw back except for the gas mileage you get. GMC really knows how to muck great vehicles.

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Andrew writes:
1996 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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4

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Fun, functional, has power

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gas mileage isn't too great

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Do What You Want, But This Has My Vote — -New 4.3 Vortec from 2002 Blazer -Cold Air Intake with Spectre Performance high flow filter -Front/Rear lift kit 2/3 -18 mpg -Just had to replace the gas tank and pressure ans return lines -Awesome to drive on sand dunes

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Edward writes:
1996 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLS SUV Review
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It's not a Ford, it's American, and it has a real frame under it.

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It's a little top heavy

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A Great Vehicle For What It Is, But I'd Rather Have A Silverado Z71. — It has a 4.3L w/ Vortec intake, good bit of power in acceleration and on the top end for a stock engine but the damn thing cuts out at 92mph... It's was built when they still used steel to build frames and doesn't have crush points so if you hit anything it won't look like a smashed can... The outside looks pretty good for the year it was built, whoever thought a tan interior looked good was a moron though, gas mileage is great and maintenance is cheap and easy

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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uriahbuffalo92 writes:
1996 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE 4WD SUV Review
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practical suv, drives great..

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4 wheel doesnt work, seems to be falling appart

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If I Can Get 4 Wheel Fixed And Some More Things To Work, It Would Be Awesome. — it has lots of power, okay acceleration, brakes are pretty soggy, handles solid, buttons dont all work, 4 wheel drive doesnt work, so it looks great but only about half of everything works. it is a great little suv, would be the perfect vehicle if i could get some things fixed.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Justin writes:
1996 GMC Jimmy 2 Dr SLS 4WD SUV Review
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4

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good qualitl comfortable reliable

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very small and it has ifs

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1996 Jimmy Sls — i like that its comfortable and handles well but it is extremely small and feels like it would tip kind of easy its not the best lookin and it doesnt have a solid front axle but the build qualitl of it is good and its reliable

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2001 GMC Jimmy Reviews

Good Starter Vehicle By Michael

decent for the price the only bad thing is the gas mileage but it hauls small trailers well and enough cargo space to pack it up and move with as far as performance its trust worthy but definitely isn... Read More

Overall A Good Vehicle By nwohioguy

I like the space inside it. The 4 wheel drive let me get to good fishing/hunting spots. Also good for hauling boats, trailers and camping gear it is an all around good vehicle. I would buy another. I ... Read More

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2000 GMC Jimmy Reviews

Great Small Suv By Darryl079

The Jimmy is a great SUV it has a lot of space and is great to drive in the winter and summer. I wish they still made SUV's this way. One of the best things is that it didn't cost me a lot of money to... Read More

Good To Go! By chiefdavid

I very much like the all around comfort and luxury for this kind of truck, without the high gas cost of bigger trucks and it can fit into small parking space, and still tow fun vehicles. Has ability t... Read More

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1999 GMC Jimmy Reviews

Good Solid Truck By archangel1977

Jimmy has served me well over the years. Has ignition issues with corroded distributor cap. Replaced a couple of water pumps and the fuel pump. But she is still chugging along even with the beating i ... Read More

My 1999 Gmc Black Jimmy Slt By AlienAi

Bought her used, but what a deal. The SLT has all the frills, fully automatic, Air conditioned, Heated leather seats, CD Stereo radio system with great sound. Back seats fold down and make a perfect a... Read More

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1998 GMC Jimmy Reviews

Suv By Chris

This was my wifes old GMC Jimmy. It was a V6 so it had moderate power and pretty good MPGs. It was a good looking truck with chrome wheels and a two tone black and grey paint job. It was a comfortabl... Read More

Tired Of It After One Year Of Problems. By hejkana

GMC Stock Security System malfunctions and leads the vehicle to believe its been tampered with cutting off all fuel supply. This happens on and off usually on somewhat warmer days after a rain. Also,... Read More

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1997 GMC Jimmy Reviews

If You Want Something To Get You From Point A To Point B In Any Range Of Conditions This Is It. By Jimmy

a complete blast to own and drive. beefy engine with lots of power and a quality transmission to back it up is always a plus. durable as all get out, its a very dense vehicle for its compact size. ... Read More

I Love It By Barbara

I love just about every thing about my Jimmy. The performance is great. It gets up a goes. It's not costing me to much. It is very fun to drive. It has 4x4 so you know I love it. The only thing t... Read More

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