2000 GMC Jimmy Reviews - Page 5 of 8

2000 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles

Summary:

It's a nice truck, but has major flaws GM pretends not to know about

Faults:

I was reading the list of things wrong with the Chevy Blazer and GMC Jimmy of this year and I have had all the same problems like clock work.

My ball joints were bad, all four were replaced at about 40K.

My gas gauge sending unit went out and the gas tank had to be dropped to replace it at about 40K.

My turn signal relay went out and the turn signals stopped working at about 40K.

The oil cooler had a leak and was fixed at about 40K.

(I saved up all of the above and had them all fixed at once when the turn signals stopped working).

My alternator went out at 42K.

The electric tail glass switch stopped working, I never had it fixed.

The lights on the instrument cluster that illuminate the speedometer periodically shut off. I have to hit the cluster to get them to come back on.

General Comments:

Over all, I really do like this truck. It looks pretty and I've taken good care of it. I am lucky I bought an extended bumper to bumper warranty on it so all of the above repairs only cost me $250 out of pocket, but about $3800 worth of work.

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

Review Date: 7th September, 2007

2000 GMC Jimmy SLS from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance111000 miles
Previous carGMC Jimmy

Faults:

Shortly after purchasing my Jimmy the check engineer came on three time, water pump replaced $985.00.

Then the heater core under warranty not sure on cost.

4X4 not working properly, buttons on dash would not even work.

Hood cable broke, bearings were replaced $565.00. Glad I bought the extended warranty.

Then the intake gasket blew causing the gas gauge to stick at 3/4 of a tank all the time.

Now I have howling in the transmittion, having that checked soon. I'm worried about the cost!!! My warranty is now expired.

Good luck to anyone purchasing a Jimmy I know I will never buy one again. It has had over $6,000 in repairs in the last 4 years I have owned it. Soon it will be gone!!!

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

Review Date: 29th August, 2007

2000 GMC Jimmy sle V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance70000 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

Twice burned I will not buy GMC again

Faults:

Seat Recline handle broke on both front seats.

Heater core needed to be back flushed to restore heat to car.

Door hinges need to be replaced on both doors.

Cover to vanity mirrors have broken off.

Wheel hub and idler arms were replaced.

Alternator does not fully charge the battery.

Grease fittings had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Attractive and useful vehicle, but no quality in workmanship.

I have a 2000 Blazer LT, 4 door and have been through the same issues as the Jimmy.

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

Review Date: 14th June, 2007

11th Dec 2010, 23:24

I had the same problem with the reclining seat handles.

2000 GMC Jimmy LT 4.3L V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

The 2000 GM Jimmy is not a bad vehicle, but there are better choices

Faults:

Lower Ball Joints - Replaced Twice - Only symptom was clunk sound when turning left. Steering and tire wear normal.

Oil Lines - Twice - Symptom was small puddle of oil underneath front of vehicle. Oil level doesn't change on dipstick. The lines have recently started leaking, again!

Alternator - Noisy bearing - The alternator was still charging the battery, but the noise was irritating, particularly when cold.

Battery - Replaced same time as alternator.

A/C - The A/C just stopped working last week. The compressor does not turn. The fix is bound to be expensive!

General Comments:

I certainly agree that the Jimmy is a relatively expensive vehicle to maintain, but evidently I've been lucky, so far, as I've had few problems compared to others. I'm not sure why, but at 80000 miles I'm still on the original brake rotors & pads! Perhaps some of my "luck" is due to being fanatical about maintenance such as oil, coolant, trans fluid changes. If I had to replace expensive bits like some of you, I would have dumped this thing long ago. There ARE better vehicles out there, but I got mine cheap, due to the rather abysmal resale value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2007

10th May 2012, 09:48

My Jimmy has 80000 miles on it. It cranks over for me whenever I need to go anywhere, and has always brought me back home safely.

I had a lot of major problems in the first year of ownership. The manual transmission went out with only 1500 miles on it, and was totally replaced with a complete new one from Detroit.

The rear pinion shaft had a burr on it that was cutting rear pinion seals, and it had to be replaced with new.

Mine too LOVES gasoline, and is a very heavy guzzler of 89 octane fuel.

Both front and rear headlight and tail light assemblies were just removed and replaced with new ones, due to severe hazing of the plastic.

Body exterior paint is very good, but I plan on having the truck repainted so it looks new once again.

A light switch at steering wheel went out, and had to be replaced with an after market one at 35000.

Brake light assembly had a recall, and that to was replaced under warranty, as was the 4 manual transmission problems.

My front ball joints need to be looked at and replaced with new, and also my 4 Bilstein shocks.

I also keep up with all required maintenance issues. Thank you.

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