2000 GMC Jimmy Reviews - Page 3 of 8

2000 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3 V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance114000 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

Not so bad if you like to do repairs

Faults:

Some of the things that have gone wrong so far.

Fuel pump at 105,000 miles, replaced myself for 250.00.

Injectors at 110,000 miles repaired myself for 225.00.

Heater wasn't working, heater core cleaned out for 100.00.

Turn signal noise constantly goes off.

Vehicle shutters badly at high speeds.

I think the radiator is going to pop soon. Cat is starting to go too.

General Comments:

I like the interior of this car and it is good for long trips, but believe that it is poorly engineered. I think that as long as you properly maintain the car, you shouldn't have as many problems, minus the wheel bearings that everyone else has had to replace.

All in all, I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone. I was lucky being a mechanic and was able to do my own repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2008

2000 GMC Jimmy 4.3 Litre V6 Vortec from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.3 Litre V6 Vortec Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Most recent distance260000 kilometres

Summary:

I love it; it hasn't failed me yet.

Faults:

Signal timer makes weird ticking signal noises occasionally, but doesn't affect the signal lights.

General Comments:

The best thing I've bought so far. I love it, it handles great, has a torquey little engine, and isn't bad on gas (for an SUV). My black rims also complement it beautifully. An all-round great truck.

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

Review Date: 24th October, 2008

2000 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.3L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired112 kilometres
Most recent distance174 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Aerio

Summary:

Excellent value true off-roading and tow-capable SUV!

Faults:

Had front 'clunk' fixed in accordance with tech bulletin on it.

Front right wheel-bearing at 130K

Routine brake job at 146k

Replaced ball-joint and tie-rod at 154k

Water sometimes leaks into passenger floor when AC is on for an extended period in very hot weather (not a big deal in Canada!). There is a tech bulletin on this I have not implemented yet.

Rear defrost cable detached from windshield (easy re-solder fix I did myself)

General Comments:

Considering this SUV was purchased very cheap as a 6 year old used car with 112k km (66k miles) and now has 174k km (110k miles), I have been extremely and pleasantly surprised with its reliability.

I have towed a 3000lb travel trailer each summer (06, 07, 08) for a total of over 11k km (7k miles). It tows excellent. No need for fancy sway controls or weight balancing hitches.

On flat roads staying under 95km/hour I can get mileage of 14L/100km hwy towing a 3000lb trailer (seriously)!

It handles well in snow in 4x4. It off-roads well (yes, I actually off-road for fun).

Fuel mileage is acceptable provided you drive it well: 10L/100km hwy, 15L/100km city, 13L/100km mix. Drive like a NASCAR driver and you'll get 15L/100km combined!

Parts are very inexpensive and always easy to find.

Squeaks and rattles a bit more than some would like, doesn't bother me. Considering how I off-road it, I'm sure other foreign SUVs would squeak/rattle here and there too after I was done with them :-)

If I add up everything I spent on this car in 2.5 years including purchase price + tires, + maintenance etc. (but not gas as that cancels out) it still comes up LESS than just purchase price alone of a comparable 2000 Toyota Forerunner or Nissan Pathfinder would have cost me back in 2006.

The Jimmy has been just as reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2008

26th May 2010, 22:35

The drive train on these is OK, but you are right about the rattles; oh my, they are terrible enough that I sold it after 6 months and bought a Nissan Pathfinder.

2000 GMC Jimmy 4 door 4WD 4.1 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.1 Automatic
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carChrysler Town and Country

Summary:

I would sum it up in one word - junk!!!

Faults:

The entire front end had to be replaced.

The ball joints were replaced three times.

The steering box went.

Gas sending unit went.

Door pins had to be replaced twice.

Door weather striping had to be replaced on all doors, and it still leaks.

Torsion bar from the front toward back went.

Many of the electronic ignition parts needed to be replaced. One had to be replaced twice.

Emergency brake cable went.

The front end is all new and aligned, steering box new, however, it's all over the road, and you have to over compensate on the wheel to keep the car in the lane.

The most expensive repair vehicle I have ever owned, and I would not recommend anyone to purchase one.

General Comments:

The car is all over the road, even though the front end is all new as well as the steering box.

Has anyone had these issues???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th August, 2008

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