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1999 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

1999 GMC Jimmy Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.2
Out of 10

Based on 447 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

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."

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."

2 people out of 3 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."

20 people out of 35 found this review helpful

SOLID AND RELIABLE UNIT 4WD.

By on Monday, October 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "OWNER WAS GM MECHANIC, Solid , 4x4 working"

Cons: "few scratches that can buff out."

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

"1996 GMC JIMMY SLS, HAS custom conversion kit straight from factory in 96. 3 tone silver metallic pait, tinted windows, running boards, winch clips, towing package. Interior is leather with rear seat 60/40 split. Leather is ok on front seats with some cracking I use seat covers on them with skulls. Power 4 way driver seat, VERY VERY VERY WELL MAINTAINED. DARK GRAY INTERIOR with custom kit wood grain in areas. The rear lights have matching body color covers. Huge storage in rear. Oil change (synthetic oil ran all the way) , brand new brakes all around...everything in brakes replaced, and new 85,000 mile warranty KUMO TIRES With free replacement in 1st 3 years. Warranty papers for tires are with truck. Nice stereo with casette. 137,000 original miles I am 2nd owner, gramps was original and also a GM MECHANIC and took great care of her. 4x4 is electronic push button on the fly. SOLID RUNNING GUARNTEE IT. Oil changed every 3 k miles, converted to synthetic at 75,000 . Oil change, brakes and tires all done within 100 miles. NO DISAPPOINTMENTS FOR RELUABILITY...Paint is good, some minor scratches and a few little dings but nothing major."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

I call her my daughter

By on Friday, September 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Easy to drive, great power when needed."

Cons: "Nothing I can think of. I have had her 15 yrs."

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

"I have never loved another more except my first car which, while I had her I had another one but kept her 27 yrs. ( Plymouth Valiant Signet( Sig). This SUV I love almost as much. I call Sig my first born, even though I have a human daughter too. My kitties are my children also. Everyone knows Jimmy is my adopted daughter like Sig was. She is so reliable . Most of the neighbors have to trade in their cars every few years as they are over priced foreign junk in comparison. I love my Jimmy. She always has a room to go to and I will walk a block if necessary to keep her out of direct sun. She is always there for me and never lets me down. Over the years she has not cost much except if I do something like leave her 4 wheel drive in 2. That is a costly no no... But other than that, its just routine maintenance. I LOVE my Jimmy. If someone says that is a boys name. I tell them her real name is Virginia and she is a tom girl like me. Oh do I love that she can carry just about anything and has a towing package I have used 1 time. She is always helping her Mama. I will try to get a new pic uploaded. I have a real good one but can't find it. She front face is beautiful."

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Very dependable vehicle

By on Thursday, May 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 262,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Have had my 2000 GMC Jimmy for over 10 years. I am the second owner. We have been careful to maintain it and it has been a very dependable vehicle. We sure got our moneys worth!"

17 people out of 26 found this review helpful

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