2000 GMC Jimmy Reviews - Page 6 of 8

2000 GMC Jimmy 4.3 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.2 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles
Previous carGMC Van

Summary:

This vehicle was designed to break down

Faults:

Rear hatch latch stopped working.

Drivers seat will not adjust.

Front hubs replaced two times.

Transmission broke.

CD player stopped working.

Rear end ring and pinion broke two times.

All four brake rotors and pads two times.

Fuel pump stopped working.

Distributor cap, button, plugs and wires replaced.

Injectors needed cleaned.

Transfer case is vibrating.

Anti lock brakes system does not work.

Turn signal bulb socket went bad and was blowing fuses. Turn signal comes on and off by itself.

Window will only roll down from drivers side.

General Comments:

I have never owned a vehicle that has had so many problems.

I will never own another GM.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th February, 2007

14th May 2007, 22:50

Not bad considering you put on about 26,000 miles/year.

2000 GMC Jimmy SL V.6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V.6 Automatic
Distance when acquired24000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

General Motor Company,for me stands for bad business and low integrity

Faults:

Oil changed every 3,000 miles by the dealership.

At 52,000 miles-A #5 rod went bad. I had to have six rings and a bearing kit, seal and a gasket set. $1400.

At 68,000 miles-I had to have the head transfer case fluid changed.$159.

At 90,000 the turn signal. $208.89.

At 96835 miles I had to have head gasket set, oil cooler lines, flush kit, several different gasket sets- total cost this time $1,922.54.

At about 100,000 I was told I needed to have a Crank kit again due to engine knot on driver side!! est. $1968.!!!

General Comments:

The 2000 General Motor Company (GMC) jimmy that I drive is a very nice car to look at. It has leather seats and a moon roof. It is power everything and the drivers side is comfortable to ride in. However the rest of the car is very uncomfortable. The passenger side has a large bump in the floor. This bump makes the legs hurt.

But, looks is only a small part of why we buy a car. Dependability is the number one reason we buy a car. The 2000 GMC jimmy has no depentability. It is high priced and poorly made! I'll bet that other GMC cars and trucks have the same dependability. The GMC people that I spoke with would not stand behind their workmanship. I was left holding the bag! So, I was left to drive around in a $20,000.00 car with a very badly made motor. I still haven't had the crank kit done. I just found out last week. No, they are not standing behind their work. It is called low integrity. Be careful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th February, 2007

2000 GMC Jimmy sle 4.3 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.3 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles

Summary:

Should be much better for the price

Faults:

My father purchased this Jimmy new, at 25000m the front bearings needed replaced, 1 month after 3yr warranty was up, GMC would not cover repair. Wheel bearings replaced at 45000 and 57000m since. This vehicle is never off road and no reason other than a poor design for these frequent expensive repairs.

The rear wiper motor at 50000m and the drivers power mirror just broke. Because of this vehicle my father will never purchase another GM product. I also had to replace the door bushings.

General Comments:

Interior nice, but small, handles and rides good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th February, 2007

2000 GMC Jimmy SLT 4.3 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.3 Don't Know
Distance when acquired99800 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

Built during a hangover?

Faults:

Of course, door hinges.

Fuel gauge is all over the place.

Falls on it's face when accelerating from lower speeds.

Grinding noise up front... as well as pulling to the left. Betting a wheel bearing (judging from the previous posts)

General Comments:

Why there's no recall for the bearings, transmission, door hinges and fuel gauge is beyond me.

Blogging will help fix that problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th December, 2006

2000 GMC Jimmy SLE from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles

Summary:

Reliable, Comfortable, Affordable. A+

Faults:

Very few things have gone wrong with the car.

CV Joint occasionally "pops" when making sharp turns.

Replaced idler arm and pitman arm at 90,000 miles which is typical for a Jimmy.

Replaced serpentine belt at 80,000 miles.

Slight hissing sound in air-conditioning unit.

General Comments:

I absolutely love this car. I still have a 1992 GMC Jimmy and it continues to be safe and reliable. This 2000 Jimmy is no exception.

It accelerates quickly and handles very nicely.

I take it in to get checked every 3 months and have only had to have mostly minor problems fixed. The only big problem was that the idler arm and pitman arm needed replaced (these typically need to be replaced at the same time). Over the past couple of years, I have spent around $500 on maintenance which is more than acceptable.

This car has been on terrain ranging from highway to soft sand and rarely every has a problem handling what I throw at it.

It is extremely comfortable. I can easily stay seated for over 6 hours without feeling a need to stretch.

My only complaint is that it only averages 18mpg and that there is a leak in the air-conditioning line (air not fluid). The air-conditioning still works just fine, but there is a slight hissing sound. This problem is very common in Jimmys.

As long as it gets some tender loving care every 3 months, it is a good car.

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

Review Date: 15th December, 2006

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