1988 GMC Jimmy 4.3L from North America
Old, but reliable
O2 Sensor already faulty when purchased.
Temperature Sender Sensor faulty when purchased.
Tires were re-treaded and began falling apart quickly.
After a few weeks engine overheated and seized.
Transmission and engine mounts broken.
Transmission required new gaskets.
Rear differential leaked until gasket was replaced.
I purchased this truck at 19 and only had it for a few weeks before it broke down. After 3 years of sitting I finally had the engine replaced with a 4.3 L out of a 91 S10 pickup. All of the sensors were replaced, the throttle body was rebuilt, and all the fluids were replaced.
The new engine has a little too much power at the light, sometimes it tries to get away from me.
It is top heavy and you have to take turns carefully.
The air conditioner still blows great.
For the power it has it is surprisingly quiet.
Body is still in great shape.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd September, 2006