Friday, March 10, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 10 HeraldZditung Friday March Wheels CMC Jimmy New stateoftheart sport utility vehicle is bigger and better than before David Sullens The 1995 GMC Jimmy is as much like last yearis version of the vehicle that bore the same name as a Model A is like a stealth fighter The new Jimmy is a stateoftheart sport utility vehicle that as our week long test time drew to a close my wife fussed about having to let go Youd kind of have to know Connie to fully appreciate that but suffice it to say that she does not share my great enthusiasm for things automotive For her to say anything about one of the vehicles that makes its way to our house for evalua tion let alone to express regret at its depar ture is nothing short of phenomenal GMC Chief Engineer John Fitzpatrick prob ably would be pleased if he knew of Connieis reaction to the new Jimmy Of the Jimmy Fitzpatrick recently said The goal was greatly enhanced customer satisfac tion so we added interior room stiffened the frame diminished road and powertrain noise with very effective acoustic packages and improved ride and handling characteristics The net result is one vastly upgraded compact sport utility Were sure that our customers will be quite impressed with this new The Jimmys wheelbase 107inches on the four door model we tested and 105 inches on the two door version is unchanged from that of last years model But the 95 is longer lower and wider to provide more interior space and utility Relocating the spare wheel and tire to a stowage position under the floor on four door models increased cargo capacity by cubic feet and front seat shoulder room in all models is increased more than three inches Boxing the frame increased the Jimmys tor sional rigidity by 28 percent and bending stiff ness by 50 percent tremendously improving the possibility of eliminating squeaks and rattles over the life of the vehicle The robust frame J also provides a firm basis for suspension cali 1995 Jimmy brations aimed at improving ride and handling There are specific suspension packages for the four Jimmy models twoand fourwheel drive two and four door body Buyers have the option of a smooth ride offroad sporty touring or luxury ride suspension char acteristics Tires shock absorber valving bush ings spring rates and stabilizer bar sizes all are to achieve for the characteristics chosen CMCs enhanced V6 is standard equipment for the Jimmy across the board GMC engineers contend it is the most powerful and refined sixcylinder engine available in the compact sport utility field For 95 lighter pis tons contribute to quieter engine operation and lower oil consumption A sophisticated fourspeed electronic auto matic transmission is standard in fourdoor Jimmys and optional in two door models The standard transmission in the two door Jimmy is a fivespeed manual InstaTrac fourwheel drive can be engaged on the fly by means of a floormounted shifter or a simple push button on the dash The test vehicle was equipped with the latter arrange ment and I found it very positive and quick reacting Fulltime allwheel drive also is available on the four door Jimmy The Jimmy has an encapsulated rear hatch glass that is a significant improvement over earlier units Framework and attachment com ponents are molded with the glass itself so there is no need for throughbolt buttons Polyurethane is injected into the mold and it bonds to the glass surface creating a rigid durable and aesthetically pleasing component The two door Jimmy is significantly different in styling from its four door sibling The two doors shorter wheelbase is com plemented by a steeply sloped backlight and an aggressive number three roof pillar to give it a rakish coupe look But the two door doesnt lose its utility to rakish styling A Sears clothes washing machine in its box can be loaded into the back of the two door Jimmy and the hatch can be closed I said Jimmy Chief Designer Bill Davis because that was one realworld test we carried I was particularly impressed with the Jim myis interior It is extremely func tional but at the same time eminently comfort able As an example of that comfort though the rear seat of the test vehicle was a split and fold design it had plenty of lateral support and thigh length to be comfortable even for someone of my oversixfoot height Interior amenities include a new overhead console with four adjustable reading lamps an outside ther mometer and a compass plus builtin stowage bins adjacent to the rearseat And the new Jimmy offers a host of safety related features Fourwheel antilock brakes are standard across the line and they work even when the transfer case is engaged on fourwheel drive models A drivers side airbag is standard and pressing its cover honks the horn theres no scrambling for tiny horn buttons Threepoint seat belts are provided for all four outboard passengers and a selfratcheting feature on all passenger seat belts makes them convenient for transporting child seats Four door Jimmys have special upper torso belt teth ers in the back seat to help position the belts more comfortably on children and short pas sengers With power windows comes a rear window lockout switch to prevent inadvertent operation by children and child safety locks are stan dard on rear doors Also all doors have side guard beams to resist intrusion in the event of side impact A new keyless entry system allows the driver to lock or unlock the doors and turn on interior lights at the touch of a button And even with out this option lifting the outside door handle will turn on the interior lights Every Jimmy has both deeptint solar glass and air conditioning that uses environmentally friendly R134A refrigerant One twosided key now unlocks all doors and theres a heating duct to keep rear seat pas sengers comfortable Carpeted floor mats are included as standard equipment and Scotch gard fabric protection is also standard on both upholstery and carpets Seats seemed to me to be far more comfort able than those of any previous Jimmy and a power adjuster is available for the drivers seat which also includes a power lumbar adjuster Bucket seats or bench front seats are offered and the optional leather seating surfaces with which the test vehicle was equipped turn the Jimmy into a truly luxurious machine The test trucks sound system incorporated the optional CD player and took full advantage of the impressive effort at sealing out exterior noise that has been put into the new Jimmy The base price of the test vehicle was and a single option package included SLT touring decor package power windows power door locks dual exterior power adjusted mirrors tilt wheel cruise control roof mount ed luggage carrier luxury ride suspension pack age tires electronically tuned stereo radio with seek and scan and CD player leather bucket seats pound GVW rating ratio rear axle electronic shift transfer case and conventional twotone paint The bottom line on the test trucks window sticker including in destination charges was David Sullens editor and publisher of the Braunfels HeraldZeitimg has written an automotive column for the past ten a n C I a f 200 Help Wanted 200 Help Wanted 200 Help Wanted Clerk Needed Days Nights and weekends only College Students welcome Only responsible persons need apply Benefits Store hours Riv ercrest Drive In 6259535 100 Automobiles 100 Automobiles CNAS Full Part time Work 6am2pm or 11am7pm Other shifts available Apply to the Personnel Dept Eden Home Inc 631 Lakeview Blvd New Braunfels Texas 78130 or call 6256291 ext 272 Servers Needed Parttime evenings hr Apply at Plaza Diner 367 Main 100 Automobiles Used Cars Cost less at G i 11 m a n HONDA Largest selection of used cars in Texas 18002844918 6518450 1985 Dodge Colt economical clean OBO Bill Hill Auto 6204886 or after 6080748 Exp Cook Parttime weekends Apply in person Faust Hotel 240 S Seguin Telemarketing evenings plus bonus 6091628 Budget Rent A Car of New Braun fels is looking for Part time worker Mon Wed Fri Sat Must be 21 or older Call 6258137 for interview Colorado Materials Company is now accepting applications for an experi enced Heavy Equipment Mechanic for the night shift Apply in person at 5080 FM 2439 New Braunfels TX 78132 EOE drug testing employer Cook Needed for new restaurant opening soon Salary commensurate with experience Call 210 8992255 Days 210899 3882 Nights till Ask for Mike or Dick 200 Help Wanted 200 Help Wanted 200 Help Wanted DENTAL HYGIENIST Needed 2 days per week Salary negotiable 8997128 DRIVERS NEEDED For regional flat bed trucking operation Home some nights and every weekend late model conventional tractors must have verifi able experience and CDL to weekly Black Diamond Express 800350 9946 COOKS Wanted at Landa Station Apply in person 381 Landa Starting wage Exp Auto Body And Frame Repairman Five Point Automotive Sat tler Exp Cabinet Maker Read details a must hand tools req Send resume to 925 W Russell PI San An tonio Tx 78212 or call appt COOKS Full part time all shifts Now accepting applications 24 pm MF Kettle Restau rant No phone calls please Needed LVN for Doctors office Call 6200956 for info First Protestant Daycare Hiring for the following posi tions Preschool teachers Summer Daycare teachers After School Group drive van must be 25 years or Call 6064110 Experienced Full time cook needed for newly opened Restaurant at New Bruanfels Municipal Airport ask for Pam 6291700 Fuel Stop Manager Looking for self starting team player for manager of busy fuel stop in San Mar area Starting salary per year plus bonus and benefiis Send re sume to Personnel Box 1810 McAllen TX 78505 100 Automobiles 100 Automobiles 100 Automobiles 1QQ Automobiles Automobiles 100 Automobiles Phis Weeks Hot Deals Wf S10 Pickup Qftn 30K rnjtes 5 spd 6 93 Oldsmobile Achi J8K autg 87 Buick Regal Very 90 Pontiac Grand Am ow miles extra 1 Ford Tempo 0 Buick Skylark inly 46K n Oldsmobile Calais A w 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