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GMC Used Cars - The Jimmy



GMC used cars like the Jimmy were a huge hit in the SUV market for over 20 years until its demise in 2005. The General Motors Corporation had a strangle hold on the small compact SUV market and basically controlled it until the end of this particular segment of the automobile market place. These were a very simple and cheap SUV to build for General Motors and therefore a very profitable automobile line for the big motor company. So when I decided to do some research on this vehicle, I decided to do the years from the mid 1990's to 2005.
GMC Jimmy used cars:
The Jimmy had a nice sporty look to it; you could get them in a two or four door SUV. I wouldn't say they were too spacious but could seat 4 people comfortably and had good towing capacity. The interior looks like a basic GMC Seirra pick-up truck. It comes standard with an AM/FM stereo, power steering, A/C and CD player depending on what year it was made.
I could only find one statistic for fuel economy for the GMC Jimmy. The fuel rating for the Jimmy was 15-litre, per 100km for city driving and 11-litre, per 100km for highway driving. This statistic was based on the all-wheel drive and as you can see it basically has the fuel consumption of one General Motors regular pick-up trucks.
GMC used cars like the Jimmy had a very reliable engine for most years, but I did come across some information to stay away from models that came from the year 1995. The reason why i say this is because General Motors in 1996 made changes to a lot of the different engine parts and this made it harder to find parts for models built before that year. The GMC Jimmy basically kept the same engine for all those years; it had a V6, 4.3-litre engine, which produced 190 horsepower, with 260 pounds, per feet, of torque.
Let's take a look at the pros and cons of buying a Jimmy as a use vehicle:
1- A top consumer organization on the web suggests staying away from this vehicle because it's plagued with poor dependability.
2- There are problems with the transmission.
3- The brakes apparently wear down fast.
4- The alternator fails over 100,000 kilometres in driving.
These are just a few to mention.
Overall there are a lot problems with this truck and as i mentions before, this is a simple truck that General Motors put together and that is why reliability as a used vehicle is poor. 
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Sean Traynor writes helpful tips on buying different vehicles.

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