...About the only other gripe with Jimmy is the complaint we've had with this vehicle and the Blazer since Day 1: The floor under the front passenger sports a huge bulge where the catalytic converter rests. It reduces comfort and at times makes it a bit warm for your passenger. It would be nice if the '98 solved that problem. The four-door, 4WD Jimmy we tested starts at $24,362. A hefty $5,399 option package was added that included popular power goodies--door locks, windows and mirrors. The best option was the $695 power sunroof that allows fresh air into the cabin--and lets out some of the heat...
...In more than six inches of snow traction was superb, considering it was equipped with street tires in place of mud and snows. The street tires ride quietly and smoothly on the dry pavement which prevails most of the year. Engaging low-range requires a complete stop, but that's no big deal. The radio and climate controls share the same panel, with the heating/cooling knobs located farthest from the driver. I would move the climate control closer to the driver and give the radio larger, simpler controls such as those in the Cadillac Catera. There is no passenger-side airbag, although that may...