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1998 GMC Jimmy

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 19/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, High Output, 4.3L Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1998 GMC Jimmy Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.3
Out of 10

Based on 450 Ratings for the 1995 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.7/10
    Quality
    7.6/10
  • Reliability
    7.8/10
    Performance
    7.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    7.9/10

best truck I have ever owned

By on Friday, June 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "reliable, reliable, reliable"

Cons: "wears through tires"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

my Jimmy next to a McClaren MP4-12C

"I bought this truck new on 9/11/01 and have never regretted it for a day. Hoping it lasts another 14 years."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

my Jimmy next to a McClaren MP4-12C

Very Good Reliable Vehicle

By on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 194,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable, Well Built, Roomy Interior"

Cons: "Gas Guzzler"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Have had this vehicle Approx. 10 years. Had a few minor engine and a window motor issue but overall has been a reliable vehicle."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

had it 12 years

By on Friday, May 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,010

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Bought this car in 2004 with 65K miles on it. Now that it has been over 10 years - I would say a good car. Problems: had to change bearings twice, seats aren't that comfortable, had trouble getting the ignition key out and used a screw driver for 6 years, but other than that it was a good purchase. Rusted out (Michigan weather) but got rear ended one day at a bus stop and it started rusting after that."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Loved my truck, but too old now and sits too high

By on Friday, April 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 500

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive and dependable - best headlights ever"

Cons: "Backed into pole, some minor damage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Just had a warrantied, reconditioned engine installed as I was going to keep it forever. But I am too old. It is too high and I cannot see well enough. New Tires, excellent condition, little rust (very little), white in color, full tow package, top luggage rack; it is just a great car and you can do anything with it. 4 wheel drive. Warranty is transferrable and good for 3 years - all records kept since it was new. One owner before me, the father of a Caddy dealer in Venice. New tires, new battery, great sound, best truck - you will love it. My mother is almost 90 and just gave me her car, a 2000 Buick which is more my speed now that I am older. Selling to first one with cash, I live in Englewood, Florida, south of Sarasota and North of Ft. Myers. Also has car cover (was $178 just for that!) Some minor damage on dashboard, heat, but not looking for the moon for it."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

What about the brakes?

By on Friday, March 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 280,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "power and function"

Cons: "poor Milage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I love my Jimmy but one of the two things I haven't liked is the brakes. The brakes are awful, not only in how they work but also in the brake dust that ends up caked onto the front rims. These are almost impossible to get clean. The rears quickly wear grooves in the backing plates then the shoes get hung up in the grooves all the time. The other thing I have hated on this vehicle is the 4.3's problem with intake manifold gaskets."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great SUV. Back when GMC was truly GM.

By on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 173,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfortable ride. Strong 4x4. Smooth and Quiet."

Cons: "GM "dex-cool" coolant. 4.3L intake gaskets."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Reliable SUV. Strong 4.3L H.O. has good power. Solid transmission and 4WD transfer case. I've Owned this one for years. Nearly 174K. miles on the clock and still runs strong. Offers more comfort and convenience features than a Jeep Cherokee. It's a good value. Parts are cheap and readily available, and it doesn't rust like a Jeep."

23 people out of 40 found this review helpful

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