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1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUVReview

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.


Cons: Too few positives

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1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUVReview
Tyzack101 writes:

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.

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

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

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1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLS Sport 4WD SUVReview
casper271 writes:

Great Off-road — It hurt to let this one go. the only problem was the tranny. I put 235000kms on it. Greta off road and in the snow. My daughter just loved going off-roading in it. Rode great with good power on the highway, used a little bit of fuel in traffic.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:32,000

Pros: great off-road

Cons: tranny issues and gas usage

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1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLS Sport 4WD SUVReview
Tom writes:

1998 Gmc Jimmy 4 Dr Sls Sport 4wd — It hurt to let this one go. the only problem was the tranny. I put 235000kms on it.

Pros: great off-road

Cons: tranny issues and gas usage

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1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE SUVReview
Biggee316 writes:
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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

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SL SUV Review
crest702 says:
Have vehicle like this, car drives nice, plenty of power, V6SFI 292CID, 4.3L Vortec gas engine. interior is comfortable, front bucket seats, rear bench seat for the kids.
vs1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4-Door RWD
1998 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SL SUV winning categories:
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  • Handling
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4-Door RWD worse.
"Both the Jimmy and the Jeep Cherokee have comparable storage capacity. I believe the Jimmy ease of converting the rear cargo area was easier than that of the Jeep."
Value Ranked 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4-Door RWD worse.
"By in large believe that most Jeeps were taken off road whether casual or serious off rode. So many unfortunately we drive off rode and sustained frame damage, damaged body panels. Jimmy I believe was not used as much for off road without serious suspension modification, IE solid axel swap, tires etc."
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Reviews From Other Years

2001 GMC Jimmy Reviews

Review By Sean

The S-10 chassis came around in 1983, and included the s-10, GMC Sonoma, S-10 Blazer, GMC Jimmy, and Olds Bravada. It has sold millions of units since then, through several generations, until the last... Read More

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

2000 GMC Jimmy Reviews

Review By Joe

4WD system very good; excellent winter driver; feeling of security; medium price tires work well; wish it got better mpg; easy to work on;wish they didnt rust ; a true offroader; blind spot medium-lar... Read More

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

1999 GMC Jimmy Reviews

Good Solid Truck By Michael

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

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

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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