2001 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3 from North America


Good SUV, but with its share of problems


Within only 20000k I had to replace my alternator, starter, intake manifold, belt, signal stat, pinion seal, and I had a bad ground problem which would not allow me to start the Jimmy sometimes (starter wouldn't engage)

Even with all these problems, the alternator, starter and belt are just wear and tear, very minor problems really, but the intake manifold was the expensive fix. The big problem with the intake manifold is which coolant GM was putting in their vehicles, that's what caused the intakes to leak.

General Comments:

Even with all these problems, I really loved my Jimmy, very comfortable ride, good handling considering, and good 4x4.

Also the 4.3 is a great engine in my opinion, but sucks back gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2009

2001 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3 vortec from North America


I like it


Ball Joints at 71000km.

General Comments:

Everyone complains so much about this vehicle, but I guess that's what the internet attracts... I LOVE IT. It's the most reliable vehicle for the price so far that I've owned...

It drives nice, the creature comforts are nice, it pulls my tent trailer no problems and it fits my 2 babies in the back seat no problem.

For the price these things are going for used they are a super deal...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2008

2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4X4 V6 4.3 Vortec from North America




Front hubs went out twice, first time not even a week after getting the car. Second time at 43000 miles.

Pitman arm went out at 42000 miles.

Front end is still a mystery. The car wanders all over the road. Steering is terrible. Very scary to drive on windy days. Dealership has no clue what is wrong.

General Comments:

This car is the worst car I have ever owned. When accelerating, it gets spurts of power. Maybe just a tune up, but from other reviews, I hope the transmission doesn't go out.

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

Review Date: 14th October, 2005

2001 GMC Jimmy SLS S1A 4.3L V6 from Mexico


Not enough bang for your buck


In the first year I owned this Jimmy, it spent a total of 36 weekdays in the dealership's repair department. From the factory alarm not sounding until the door was closed after being armed, to an "Undetermined, UnReproducable and UnCorrectable" front end issue, that resulted in my trading in this SUV.

Vehicle had various "to be expected" issues, but too many that couldn't be isolated or completely corrected. The Alarm (Factory install) worked on the lot, and never again after that. The front ball joints, unpper and lower A-Frames and Control arms were replaced twice. I have to give the service department credit, always polite, pleasent and upfront. GM spent over $7,000 in warranty work the first year, and another $3200 the last 7 months I had it...

General Comments:

The Jimmy handles rather nimbly, and is very responsive. Drivers should use caution on wet, or slippery surfaces. The high profile (relative to the general size and mass) make this a vehicle that easily looses control. Over all ride is comfortable, but if you plan on passengers in the backseat, get the four door. The Driver side seat does not flip forward.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th June, 2003

2001 GMC Jimmy SLT 4.3L 190-hp from North America


Gas sucker, but has a lot of heart


Seatbelt covers cracked prematurely. Fixed under warranty.

Front passenger side seatbelt would not retract. Also fixed under warranty.

Heated seats get a bit too hot if left on during cold nights.

General Comments:

The leather seats are very comfortable, and provide good lumbar support on long trips.

Gas mileage has been rather poor; once you reach 1/4 tank left, the car sucks gas like it's going out of style.

In contrast to the front seats, the rear bench seat is very uncomfortable.

Cargo capacity is above average for a 'mini-ute'.

Surprisingly good for towing little things behind it.

Floor-mounted shift column is a nice touch. Wrapped in leather, it adds a touch of class.

Haven't needed to use 4-Wheel Drive too often, but it's worked when we've needed it.

Some plastic parts on the outside have a rather cheap look to them.

Gets dirty quite easily with the white paint.

Still looks just as pretty as the day we drove it off the lot.

Unfortunately, it's a company car, so we need to give it back in December. We won't miss the poor gas mileage, but it was a great car for my son to learn on, and took us back and forth to our cabin with ease many a time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2003