1998 GMC Jimmy User Reviews

1998 GMC Jimmy Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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"power" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"wheel" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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BROKEDOWN writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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NO RUST

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Too few positives

BROKEDOWN
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Mislead — 170 miles was alot, and I knew it when I bought it.I thought I could keep up with the preventative maintanance on it and fix any previous problems.Its basicaly an overwieght station wagon.With a over rated,under powered,vortec V.6. Gas milege is none excistent,and thats just to move the fat little thing from the stop light..In the 4wd model the front suspension is really lose and in dire need of a stabilizer bar or more then just an alignment.Needless to say,the entire over weight front suspension was neglected by the engineers over at GM.Although the 4wd does work real well,if not great.It still does not make up for the under devolped suspension.Which is even more evident in the fifteen inch tire that comes on standard models. The interior, over stuffed and now I start feeling as if the walls are closing in when I drive. I no longer attempt to haul any thing in the rear even though the rear seats are entirely callapsable,you have to push the front seats way up to do it. All I can say is a Gorilla riding a football is not my idea of an acceptable drive.The electrical wiring, is solid enough to compete with any other car company.However, fuses and relay switchs will become a definite problem, at least with mine.The truck looks great,thats why I bought one.Unfortanitly its not practical or cost effiecent enough to recomend to anybody looking to buy a quality built SUV.

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Timmy writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 2 Dr SLS Sport SUV Review
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3

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very little maintainence

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gas mileage is ok...

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My Jimmy — performance is great.... build quality has been awesome lately just normal wear and tear.... appearance..well its 12 ys old.. gas mileage is ok as far as going on interstate... fun to drive....would recommend to a friend..its been a good truck....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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5

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leather seats, sunroof, 4-wheel drive

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maxes out at 97!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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My Jimmy — it's awesome it can go through almost anything. The only bad thing that i can think of is that it maxes out at 97. It does very well on gas mileage and has a small gas take. I love the 4-wheel drive especally when it rains or snows. I like the brown color because i don't have to wash it as much unless it rains or I park under a tree.

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Chris writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE SUV Review
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3

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It was a sharp looking SUV.

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Not reliable.

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Suv — 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 comfortable ride but it had some mechanical issues.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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hejkana writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SL 4WD SUV Review
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Handles great, engine is fantastic, and spacious enough for my family.  Very comfortable, good in the snow for sure!

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Security System Malfunctions.

hejkana
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Tired Of It After One Year Of Problems. — 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, the gas mileage is not the greatest.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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wolfy70 writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE 4WD SUV Review
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4

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4 wheel drive

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squeaks

wolfy70
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Squeaky — she looks really really good for her age. cant say enough about the comfort factor of my new ride. she runs out gr8. goes down the road fairly straight with no allignment issues like you see in most 4X4's

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mickey writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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5

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dependable

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known for front end issues, and breaking issues

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Awsome — It needs repairs, but they are minor. the vehical has treated me well over all. Plus it is my fave color, not that it matters as long as it runs properly. it has performed beyont my expectations for an older vehical.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mike writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SL SUV Review
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Not bad to work on, reliable, comfortable, and not to bad to look at.

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Expensive on parts, gas, and insurance.

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I Love This Truck — I love this truck. Although it has caused me some issues in the past, (ok still is) I love the way it feels, and its just a good vehicle to drive. Iv never gotten stuck anywhere, i usualy help people out with it. Gas hurts though.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Andy writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE SUV Review
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Room, power, comfort, and longevity.

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Durability.

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1998 Gmc Jimmy — Well i'm not so big on SUV's but hey its a car and i've driven it. It has a lot of room which is what you want in a big vehicle. This is a small vehicle for an SUV but I think thats actually a good thing. Decent performance. It can go and you never feel like a lack of power is overwhelming the vehicle which is the case with so many big vehicles with smaller engines. Handling in this thing is downright frightening, it feels like im driving on top of a giraffes head. This is one car I don't want to get sideways. I gotta say overall its a great car the one I drove has well over 200k miles on it and still running with only one major electrical issue.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Acadia_24308 writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE SUV Review
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nice power, good sound, comfortable, looks cool.

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not really that reliable.

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My Truck Is Okay. — i love my old truck its got a 4.3L V6, and a slight noise coming form the left rear wheel, and my 4 wheel drive is on the fritz and my battey keeps dying, but it's fun to drive and it sounds nice.

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

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Good Starter Vehicle By Michael

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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

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1999 GMC Jimmy Reviews

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

Hard On Gas By Jim

it drank gas like it was going out of style ,to much body role the syle of the truck was ok ,it cost a fortion to keep it on the road between the repairs and the gas i was pretty much broke 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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1996 GMC Jimmy Reviews

A Good First Car By Bodee

I remeber when my parents first gave me this Jimmy. Once I moved out they put it under my grandfathers name so I wouldn't have to pay super high insurance. It kept breaking down and eventually he idio... Read More

Amazed By firecracker

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 luckil... Read More

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