1996 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L V6
Overall few problems other than maintenance, but here is the list:
70K (miles) - intake manifold gaskets
70K - serpentine belt tensioner
70K - EGR valve & O2 sensor
90K - alternator
110K - transfer case had to be rebuilt
115K - upper left front ball joint
130K - alternator again
140K - fuel pump/tank/lines.
I purchased the Jimmy as GMC has served us well over the years. This is just another example of good engineering and manufacturing. Other than the transfer case issue, this vehicle has been solid as can be expected. I just traded in the vehicle on a 1999 Chrysler 300M only due to the fuel costs, where the mileage on the Jimmy was only 15-18 MPG. vs an estimated 25 for the 300M. I was still running with the original muffler and shocks. I would highly recommend this SUV to anyone considering one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th September, 2005