1999 GMC Jimmy 4.3L V6 from North America
This is a pretty decent vehicle, as long as you do regular maintenance on it
I changed everything listed at 212000 kms, and I am no real mechanic, but I know pretty well how to fix everything on a vehicle, so it was a lot cheaper to get my hands a little dirty and do it myself, rather than take it to a shop.
- Intake manifold gaskets went - $200 for parts, and installed them myself, or else they wanted $1000 for labour.
- Tie rods, inner and outer were both shot.
- 4wd wasn't working, the vacuum pump was stuck, GM said I needed a new one for $200, but I greased the old one up, and it has worked great ever since.
- Fuel lines started to crack, so I replaced them for cheap
- Throttle position sensor went - $300 fix at GM.
- Door hinge pins were also shot - $50, but that's regular maintenance on every vehicle.
- New brakes all around and brake lines.
- ABS doesn't work the way it's supposed to, locks the pedal every time you're braking under 10 kms, whether you're going fast or slow, so you have to pump the brakes.
- Driver's side window motor went, another $100 fix.
- Both levers on the seats broke off.
- Thermostat was stuck, so another $25 fix.
- When the heat's on or the AC, it stinks like anti-freeze inside the vehicle.
- Power mirrors don't turn, just make a grinding noise.
There isn't a lot of leg room inside the vehicle, but there's lots of cargo space, especially if you fold down the back seats, the seats are pretty comfy.
The vehicle also doesn't handle sharp turns very well unless you're going slow. I've had her up on 2 wheels at times.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th January, 2011