1998 GMC Jimmy User Reviews

1998 GMC Jimmy Review Ratings

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  • 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" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Biggee316 writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE SUV Review
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4

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Very comfortable for it's size, engine runs perfect and responsive, A/C is great, no overheating, no leaks, transmission shifts up and down smooth. Overall a good truck to me so far, that if maintained regularly, has a solid engine.

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A bit of play in the steering, a minor rattling noise coming from the undercarriage, passenger space is great but rear cargo space is rather small, fuel economy could be better.

Biggee316
25

A Fantastically Good Looking, And Reliable Suv. — Considering the age of the vehicle and the miles it has, there is really very little I dislike about the vehicle. I suppose the play on the steering is something I need to have looked at, but other than a small crack on the dashboard material, the truck is in incredible shape, inside and out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

Cons

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
25

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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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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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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Michael writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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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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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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Mickey writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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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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Tyzack101 writes:
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV Review
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5

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Has lots of power and handles well when passing another vehicle.

Cons

The backseats headrests are hard to see over/around when backing up.

Tyzack101
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Very Reliable Vehicle, This Is My Third One. — We bought this vehicle at auction and then had the garage go bumper to bumper. Everything is new. Dependable vehicle. Only some times the wiperblades take a holiday, then next time they work without a problem.

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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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I paid $450 bucks for this thing. It was a good truck for the price. It had been ragged out. Had ropes for door handles and it sounded like crap. But it started right up and drove straight down ... Read More

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1986 GMC Jimmy Reviews

I Owned This In The Late '90's. By Arie

Bought from a family member (who will remain unnamed here) who never ever changed the oil in 50k. Oil removed was silver in colour. Throttle body engine was changed for a 2.8L out of a carburated '8... Read More

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1988 GMC Jimmy Reviews

It's A Good Desperation Truck. By Shawn

It was slow as hell, got horrible gas mileage, and had rust spots on it... For 500 bucks, I wasn't complaining that much. 4WD kicks ass too; I never went off-roading with it, but it was still a fun ... Read More

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it's been a good ol truck which I drove the crap out of. it's always ran and drove great whenever I needed it to. I've had a lot of fun in this truck, and it was hard to park it, but I had to for m... Read More

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