"first id like everyone to know that i am an auto tech i have owned 6 blazers/ jimmys 93 to 97 they all have ball joint problems 95 down have fuel injection problems very costley to repair 96 up have intake leak problems the 4l60 e trans has a common problem with the sunshell but moist of them will last 150,000 miles before braking but will need a new trans because the sunshell is the last part out of the trans most fuel pumps will last 160 k /170 k the engine will go 200,000 + miles with proper maintance then the 4 wheel drive is a complex systom with electric motor and vacume switch and vac achutor and cable that most of you will not figure out how it works if you want to put spark plugs in it have fun with #3 over all i think they are good veachiles and wil go 200,000 miles with some normal repairs and 1 transmission"
"I bought my 2000 Jimmy SLE in 2001 and have been very satisfied with it, putting over 100,000 mostly city miles on it. It's powerful, comfortable, and has held up well. However, as you may notice from other posts the truck does have it's weak points and they seem to be widespread. They include the following: 1) Fuel Pump (don't run it below 1/4 tank. The gas keeps the pump cool). (2) Those darn front wheel bearings!! I have now replaced each one TWICE! The ones I purchased from NAPA have lasted longer than the dealer ones and are less expensive. (3) Door hinges, particularly the front ones. The loosen often. Keep them lubed and torqued and you should be okay. Ball joints are going out, but that's expected after 100K of city driving. Oh, and the vanity mirror hinges...I thought maybe we had been rough on them but it seems they break very often. If you do purchase this truck, make sure it's rear taillight switch has been replaced by a recall from 2003 and 2004. This was common and you should have a sticker in the engine compartment giving the recall notice number and date it was fixed."
Pros: "Fun to drive, perfect for 4x4 when you need it!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"The GMC Jimmy 4x4 4 door is an awesome little suv and I love it! I have 206,000 miles on it and I just now put the first transmission in it. Cant ask for anything better. Never had any problems with the engine, all you have to do is maintain the fluids and do your ooil changes on time! No regrets! I will put another 200,000 miles on her!"