1995 GMC Jimmy Reviews - Page 3 of 5

1995 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired3500 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Next vehicle will be 4-wheel

Faults:

Molding on drivers side keeps falling off, but is not causing a problem.

Alternator replaced around 70,000.

Rear defroster wire came off.

2-wheel vehicle is terrible in foul weather (rain, snow).

Major expense replacing CPI on the Vortex engine around 100,000.

General Comments:

I love the look and handling of my Jimmy in the warmer months, but it is extremely terrible when the road is wet. I understand there is a problem with the Fuel Injection System (CPI), which is very costly to fix. I hope if more complaints are made it will be recalled.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2004

1995 GMC Jimmy SLE 6 cylinder Vortec from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Vortec Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles
Previous carGMC Jimmy

Summary:

A very poor product!

Faults:

Several ERG valves.

3 PVC valves.

2 fuel pumps

1 alternator.

4, yes 4 CPI units, each 13 months apart!

Conveniently 30 days outside the warranty.

General Comments:

This was a very comfortable and nice looking vehicle that was easy to keep looking good, however the reliability of this vehicle was so poor and the expense of the CPI units far out weighed any positive aspects of this vehicle. I can honestly say the check engine light was on more than it was off in this truck. The dealer had it in the shop more often than not. I am very disappointed in GMC not standing behind the CPI units at 800.00 a piece.

I can honestly say I will never own another GMC product. I have lost all faith in the brand. When I traded that truck in last week I felt so relieved, as if they drove off of my chest instead of out of my parking lot. I still look out my window at my new vehicle and feel relieved that the Jimmy is no longer my problem. I hope the next owner of that truck is a mechanic or they will spend more in fixing the thing than it is worth.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th January, 2004

23rd Mar 2009, 20:05

EGR valve doesn't need to be replaced... it's just sticking... remove and clean, I use gun cleaning solvent. Good as new.

1995 GMC Jimmy S15 4.3 vortek from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 vortek Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance255000 kilometres
Previous carHonda S2000

Summary:

$$$+$$$=$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Faults:

Drivers seat quit working. Had to change fuel pump twice. I even had to change, the

4x4 plunger to ingage it in 4x4 twice. I even had to change, the fuel regulator.

General Comments:

Well where should I start. It's a really strong truck. It has lots of power, when it runs. Its really hard on gas. If you want to own one of these trucks, you better have a good paying job. Fuel pump $120.00=X2, 4x4 plunger $85.00=x2, fuel regulator $800.00, and its still sitting in the garage, broken down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th December, 2003

29th Dec 2003, 21:41

A truck with that many miles of course its going to break. Parts don't last forever people still don't realize that.

1995 GMC Jimmy SLT 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

GMC Jimmy SLT is a LEMON

Faults:

This is the worst car I ever had, it was nothing but problems since I drove it out of the dealership.

At 10 miles the passenger side mirror fell off the car.

At 25 miles the brakes were soft and had to be replaced.

At 170 miles the transmission was replaced.

At 194 miles the tires had to be replaced.

At 200 miles the idler arm was replaced.

At 275 miles the engine was replaced.

At 400 miles the radiator was replaced.

At 560 miles the shocks/struts were replaced.

At 735 miles the power seats broke and were replaced.

At 750 miles another transmission was installed.

At 1,000 miles I put a for sale sign in the window.

General Comments:

This truck was a serious lemon, it was in the dealer for service more than I drove it. I called GM headquarters with my list of problems and they were not very helpful, they wouldn't even authorize a loaner car for me! I would never buy or recommend a GM automobile.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th October, 2003

5th Oct 2003, 16:35

You should have taken it back and declared it under the "Lemon Law." If it qualified (which it sounds like it did) the dealership HAS to buy it back. I reccomend you do that if you still have it.

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 22 reviews