1996 GMC Jimmy User Reviews

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    1996 GMC Jimmy 2 Dr SL 4WD SUVReview
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    A Good First Car — 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 idiotically put $14,000 in it over the course of 2 years. We had someone put in a brand new vortex engine in it and a month later I'm going 75 on the high way and the oil hose pops off and screws up the less than one year old engine. We ended up buying a used engine and having someone put it in. runs great now and have had no more problems. I guess thats because we replaced just about every single part on it

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Runs great when it runs

    Cons: Requires a lot of up keep, had a leak and now the car smells extremly musky

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    1996 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE 4WD SUVReview
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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.

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

    Cons: Fuel usage.

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    1996 GMC Jimmy 2 Dr SLS SUVReview
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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.)

    Pros: Fun and quick and not bad mpg's

    Cons: back seats are small

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    1996 GMC Jimmy 2 Dr SLS 4WD SUVReview
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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

    Pros: fun fast and good on gass for a 4x4

    Cons: very little rear leg room

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    1996 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr STD SUVReview
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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

    Pros: Hes Red!

    Cons: I had to do alot of work to it!

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    1996 GMC Jimmy 2 Dr SLS 4WD SUVReview
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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.

    Pros: Its universal

    Cons: Gas mileage

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    1996 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUVReview
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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

    Pros: Fun, functional, has power

    Cons: gas mileage isn't too great

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    1996 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLS SUVReview
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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

    Pros: It's not a Ford, it's American, and it has a real frame under it.

    Cons: It's a little top heavy

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    1996 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE 4WD SUVReview
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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.)

    Pros: practical suv, drives great..

    Cons: 4 wheel doesnt work, seems to be falling appart

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    1996 GMC Jimmy 2 Dr SLS 4WD SUVReview
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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

    Pros: good qualitl comfortable reliable

    Cons: very small and it has ifs

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    1998 GMC Jimmy Reviews

    A Fantastically Good Looking, And Reliable Suv. By Biggee316

    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 th... Read More

    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

    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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