2000 GMC Jimmy Reviews

2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4x4 4 door from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles

Summary:

Nice car, but hope you have plenty of money to keep it running

Faults:

The Jimmy I have breaks down all the time, to the point where I am almost afraid to get gas in it.

The vehicle has had so much replaced. It has had a history of losing power when driving, to the point that it's not drivable, shutting off while driving, and recently has taken fits where it will start, then pretty much stall and shut off when put in drive and you're ready to go. Most incidents that have happened, the vehicle will start and go again within 10-45 minutes after the incident.

General Comments:

The vehicle is a nice vehicle, other than all the problems it has had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2011

2000 GMC Jimmy from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Summary:

Good automobile

Faults:

Ball joints, wheel bearings, door hinges,

General Comments:

This truck runs strong as long as you stay on top of things. I was reading other reviews, and people are paying outrageous amounts of money for parts and labor. i.e/ one said he paid 465.00 for a wheel bearing. I paid 55.00 dollars and it's from Detroit rack and axle. Made in the Motorcity where I'm from, so maybe that's why it's so cheap.

Anyways, if you can tell me a used car or truck that doesn't need part replacements, please let me know so I can go buy it. And it's got to be American.

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

Review Date: 30th December, 2010

2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.3L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.7 / 10

Summary:

Piece of crap

Faults:

Where do I start?

Transmission.

EGR.

Truck won't start when sitting in the cold overnight.

Bad gas mileage.

Hazard button broke (supposedly already fixed by a recall).

Handle to recline passenger seat broke.

4x4 intermittently comes on.

Front end by dashboard and glove box rattles when driving (no one knows why).

A few more problems, but can't remember all of them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th December, 2010

2000 GMC Jimmy SLE from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance167000 miles
Previous carDodge Neon

Summary:

The Jimmy is terrific...!

Faults:

I love my Jimmy, but over the last couple of years, the A/C has gone out, the back passenger's window switch has quit working, the driver's window gets stuck (this problem we had fixed just days after we bought the Jimmy), the back window washer has never worked, the gas gauge has been dying by inches, and just yesterday, the fuel pump went out.

From reading posts, I guess the gas gauge and fuel pump thing are very common problems. I can't seem to find a replacement gauge though. Any idea where to locate one, short of scrounging the wrecking yard? I don't want to part with it, how many SUV's do you know of that get up to 24 MPG?

General Comments:

This is a wonderful automobile. Lots of room for me, the kids and the camping gear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2010

2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.3L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Appeared to be a reasonably-priced SUV initially; has become a constant frustration to maintain

Faults:

Transmission had to be replaced at around 100,000 miles.

Water pump had to be replaced at 118,000 miles.

ABS module had to be replaced at 118,000 miles.

Rear windshield wiper stopped working at 119,000 miles.

Front passenger-side wheel bearing diagnosed as failing at 118,000 miles.

General Comments:

Interior is comfortable and spacious for a compact-SUV.

Controls are easy to understand and easy to reach.

Rebound on the suspension causes vehicle to handle unpredictably on turns.

Acceleration is slow; engine does not feel like it has much power.

Required significant repairs annually.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th October, 2010

2000 GMC Jimmy from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carGMC Jimmy

Summary:

If you don't mind spending lots of money on repairs, then it's a good car

Faults:

Transmission replaced, wheel bearings, 4 wheel drive problem, more transmission problems, air conditioner, heat is continually coming out.

Even when turned off, the car has weird moldy smell.

Slides easily in snow, gas hog, CD player does not work that great, rough riding, replaced shocks,

General Comments:

As my husband says, it's a money pit, get rid of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2010

2000 GMC Jimmy SLS 3.5 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.5 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carFord Capri

Summary:

It's alright, but stay on top of the maintenance!

Faults:

My fuel sender unit has given up just like others have. And yes it acts up when tank is at 1/4... Am wanting to try the "sea-foam" recommended by a member.. available apparently at Napa.

My heat went out and thought heater core was shot... got the idea to unplug hoses, feeding it inside the engine bay and flushed them with garden hose pressure hot water... each time I do it, it lasts for at least 6 months to a year... a better option than replacing the core.

The first owner replaced an unbelievable amount of stuff under warranty... couldn't believe when I saw the list... was grateful it was done before I got it!

Yes, eats through rear brake pads.

Got the manual trans. because my 85' Blazer cooked the auto. trans. and cost me a lot of money.. when that happened, should have got it towed to the "yard"... what a mistake.

Daughter ripped the passenger seat handle off... chastised her for not being more gentle, but after reading reviews.. I know it really wasn't her fault.

General Comments:

The short wheelbase make the thing quite unstable... if you are sliding in the snow.. you may as well prepare for a total spin.

Fuel economy is not great... 22 mpg on the highway... during winter start and stop, it may drop down to perhaps 10.

I generally like it, not much has gone wrong so far other than heater core issue, fuel sender (I now monitor the OD). I bought this because a comparable unit with Toyota would have been twice the amount that I paid, but it would have lasted twice as long.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th June, 2010

Average review marks: 4.9 / 10, based on 38 reviews