1994 GMC Jimmy Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1994 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3 vortec from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 vortec Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance193000 miles
Previous carGMC Jimmy

Summary:

Good reliable multi-purpose truck!

Faults:

At 90000 miles the starter and battery was replaced.

95000 miles had complete tune up.

120000 miles replaced the gas tank due to rust and fuel pump.

128000 miles replaced fuel pump again (under warranty Napa part)

140000 miles replaced brakes and rotors.

150000 miles replaced exhaust system due to rust.

155000 replaced that Napa fuel pump again!

160000 miles new shocks.

193000 miles the ball-joints have finally failed.

193000 miles the body has finally rusted through.

200000 miles I might still be driving this thing.

General Comments:

The 195 h/p vortec has been a brute!

The EGR valve acts up every once in a while and check engine light comes on. (fixed by rapping on the thing)

This truck goes through anything!

Tows my boat well.

Very reliable even at almost 200m miles.

Seats still are not worn through yet.

The biggest problem with this truck so far was the aftermarket fuel pumps!

Starts even at 25 below zero!!!

I would not hesitate to buy a new one from GMC, however $30,000 is just too much!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2003

1994 GMC Jimmy 4x4 4.3 vortec from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 vortec Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 miles
Most recent distance149000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

I love my truck

Faults:

I have had those EGR valve problems.

The first time I took it to the shop. $200.

Then about 50 miles later it bogged down again.

And I wasn't in a position to turn around and go back to the shop.

So I took it out on the HWY and FLOORED it.

I got it up to about 100 mph and then slowed back down.

Then I took it up to about 85 and slowed back down.

I haven't had any problems with my EGR valve since.

And I saved $200.

I suggest you try to clear out the that valve by acceleration.

It will blow itself out.

If you don't want to fly down the HWY at 100 MPH.

Take off from a complete stop by punching it.

It worked for me and it lasts longer than a service call.

Drive safe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2003

14th Jul 2003, 18:14

You are right... EGR valve.. problems all the time. I was so tire of taking the car to the shop for the same reason every 3000 miles, I learned how to clean it myself. Since I been doing it myself, I haven't had a problem. the fuel pump is bad on the right now. I haven't drove it in over a week. I like the truck, but I'm tire of the same problems over and over. my truck has over 150,000 miles and my next car will not be a GMC. by the way, this is the 3rd fuel pump in 3 years. my starter goes bad every so often as well.. got to love it...

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 13 reviews