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“Wife has one...now for my own!!”

Written on: 26/04/2014 by mxGallegos10 (1 review written)

I constantly fight with my wife for the keys. Although I drive a Astra 2.0 turbo, her Jimny gets more of my attention!! Absolutely great off road, will beat most standard off road vehicles. Agree not the best on-road but hey we have to get to the dirt somehow. Remember you can go fast, but I can go anywhere. Please do not follow me as you will not get there… Read Full Review

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“Will go anywhere a defender will go for a fraction of...”

Written on: 23/11/2012

It's not an urban car..If you live in a city or an urban environment then perhaps you are better with an ordinary car, because ordinary isn't what a jimny is..For the Yorkshire dales and getting home through 3ft snow drifts or tramping across soft ground then the thing is the bees knees. Sure it won't fly round corners at silly speeds but so what? I have driven it up and down the motorway to Malvern from hawes and then up through Wales to Anglesey and found no issues with wind noise or… Read Full Review

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“dont write it off”

Written on: 24/10/2012

nice to see plenty of good reviews about the jimny. for those who are experiencing bad faults with the car REMEMBER !! theres bad cars in every manufacturer. i had a mitsubishi and it ended up costing me a arm and a leg. same when i had a 2009 ford. this is the second jimny ive had and ill tell you its amazing in the snow. even better than my warrior. its eco and reliable. the insurance is cheap and its brilliant to park. what more do you want!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“My new Jimny”

Written on: 23/08/2012

Having had a series of company cars over the years, everything from, Audi's, BMW's, Volvo's and Jaguars, I decided to buy a 4x4 vehicle as my own, due to my change of circumstances,and having looked at most other 4x4's in the lower end price bracket, mainly small second hand SUV's, I decided on a brand new Jimny as my new fishing truck. I paid my deposit and waited, and then I started to read the various reviews, from ones that said the vehicle was a load of rubbish, to others that said they… Read Full Review

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“SO, SO SAD!”

Written on: 27/07/2012

I bought my 2007 Jimny with just 25,000 k's on the clock (at 7mths old) and I was soooo proud of my beautiful 'new car'. I loved the height of the seat, excellent petrol economy, easy parking, if fact, I really liked absolutely everything about it. Then at around 35,000 k's it developed a bit of a shudder in the steering which got progressively worse and the short story is that over 2 years, 4 different mechanics and 1 4wD specialist all tried to find and fix this steering problem which kept… Read Full Review

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Written on: 12/03/2013

Hi, I was talking to someone that owns a 2008 jimny. He put a 2" lift kit on his and then afterwards he said that the steering wobbled so much that it was "indrivable". He took it back to the mechanic who said to install a steering damper that fixed the problem. He also said that there is a special steering column that was install in the newer models that prevents the car from rolling whilst turning at high speeds. A lot of people remove this as it makes the car drive a lot smoother.

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“jinxed”

Written on: 14/06/2012

I am writing this because I have never had such bad experiences with a car.I bought my 2006 jimny in 2008. Since then, the power steering has gone - twice1;the clutch has had to be replaced;the gearbox has leaked; the rear axle has broken and the front axle has also had to be replaced, and , today, it has broken down completely and needed towing for the 4th time - I don't yet know the cause but the gears roared and screeched, something underneath groaned and rattled and it gave out completely. Every car… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“As others have said, a vehicle that has exceeded all...”

Written on: 05/03/2011

As others have said, a vehicle that has exceeded all my expectations! I have a Jimny SZ4 Automatic purchased new in Dec 2010.

Around town the elevated driving position is superb and there is good all round visibility. Compact dimensions,good sized door mirrors and minimal front & rear overhangs make the Jimny a doddle to park or move through traffic.

The rear boot area is modest with the back seats up but drop the seats and there is a good sized stowage area. Although there is some legroom… Read Full Review

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“One of the best vehicles I have ever driven !! Since...”

Written on: 10/10/2010

One of the best vehicles I have ever driven !! Since the day I bought this amazing piece of machine I enjoyed my life more than ever.

The extreme off-road capabilities together with on-road comfort always made me very confident on "go anywhere - any time - do whatever I want and return back safely". This small rugged mighty 4X4 is far ahead of most expensive SUVs in the market with this hybrid capabilities.

That's true that there are bunch of SUVs in the market labeled as "4X4", but this… Read Full Review

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“My new (July 2010) SZ4 has exceeded all expectations....”

Written on: 10/09/2010 by paston (1 review written)

My new (July 2010) SZ4 has exceeded all expectations. The "exp rts" may not like them but I love it. The engine was a little tight at first but now it has run in the performance is excellent and the engine is quiet and smooth. The ride is far better than I expected and considerably better than my old Terrano. Off road the Jimny comes into its own. I spend a lot of time in southern Spain and I have found its off roading capabilities whether in mud, on steep rutted tracks or in deep dust… Read Full Review

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Cchistodoulou's Response to paston's Review

Written on: 19/09/2010

I found this review very helpful because...I'm going to buy one

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Themaninthevan2001's Response to paston's Review

Written on: 19/09/2010

sounds nice, i might take a test drive

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★★★★★

“Had mine for a little over two years. I use it for my...”

Written on: 07/04/2010 by Acadian (1 review written)

Had mine for a little over two years. I use it for my work driving across the Gulf States all year round. From Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman. Would not drive aqnything else through the desert. It will go places in the desert other 4X4 can`t Even the AC is working fine in the summer 48C +. With proper service this little machine will not let you down.Juat remember it is not a fast accelerating vehicle. At an average speed of 120kph it handles fine. Even on Saudi roads… Read Full Review

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“I do only about 5000 miles/ year and most of that is...”

Written on: 26/12/2009

I do only about 5000 miles/ year and most of that is local, shifting loads with the rear seats down or towing a trailer, some in 4WD on the moors. The Jimny has been great for that. I am sad that I have had some problems - a brake disc was replaced while in warranty, then a king-pin was replaced. Sounds like king-pins are a typical problem for this short wheel-base vehicle. No other probs though, has been very useful in the snow this last week here in Scotland! Seems like if you don't ask… Read Full Review

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“Just look at owner reviews to see how good the car is....”

Written on: 06/09/2009

Just look at owner reviews to see how good the car is. Great tough little thing. On road Suzuki Jimny 1.3 JLX drives like it should being a 1.3, off road it will take on anything and be a lot better than more expensive models. Whats more, it will put a huge grin on your face when ever you drive it… Read Full Review

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“ The Suzuki Jimny 1.3 JLX excellent for 4x4, it 's...”

Written on: 28/05/2009

The Suzuki Jimny 1.3 JLX excellent for 4x4, it 's little inside, but it 's amazing on 4x4… Read Full Review

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“I have had my Suzuki Jimny 1.3 JLX now for 2 years. It...”

Written on: 15/05/2009

I have had my Suzuki Jimny 1.3 JLX now for 2 years. It is an amazing car. It will just about keep up with traffic if you are good with the gears, but when it goes off road, nothing keeps up with it. It is unstoppable. Unless you get stuck, but then all you need is a mate and a spade. I regularly hit solid objects in it, little damage, it has been on its side, no (little) damage. Most of all, it is ultra reliable. My brand new clio goes to the garage more than my jimny. *which is V-reg (2000)… Read Full Review

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“Excellent little 4X4, I used to have a 2006 Nissan...”

Written on: 15/04/2009 by Tuppar (1 review written)

Excellent little 4X4, I used to have a 2006 Nissan Micra, which whilst an great little car,was not what i wanted. Then I traded it in for a 2004 Jimny (My family thought I was Mad) It took me a while to learn how to drive the Suzuki Jimny on road and was somewhat nervous on the bends, but it has that certain something like a Morris Minor or Citroen 2CV that makes you love it. I am still a man though so have not given it a name, but it does make me and the dog smile. I have somewhat of a dodgy… Read Full Review

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“I have owned my Suzuki Jimny 1.3 JLX for 2 years now...”

Written on: 05/03/2009 by dj zimmer (1 review written)

I have owned my Suzuki Jimny 1.3 JLX for 2 years now and I love it. It puts a smile on my face. It is not fast, but it is quick enough. It is good on petrol, around 36 mpg is average. I have driven mine to Germany and back, and I never felt cramped. Aircon and leather is a nice touch… Read Full Review

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“I used to have a Freelander-but to be honest im more...”

Written on: 11/01/2009 by BEXKI (1 review written)

I used to have a Freelander-but to be honest im more than happy with my Suzuki. Definately recommend-reliable and tough… Read Full Review

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“Ours is plastered in mud all the time. You can tell...”

Written on: 20/12/2008 by Alanthebutt (1 review written)

Ours is plastered in mud all the time. You can tell which part of Devon we have worked in each week by the colour of the mud. We have hit so much mud on a few occasions that we have had to stop to wait for wipers to clear it.
I love it when we bundle home in it and you pull up besides the big so called 4x4s....The Jimny just seems to say....
"So where did you go to work today then, as you dont look like you have ever been to work"… Read Full Review

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“I do a lot of hunting shooting so its great for me I...”

Written on: 09/12/2008 by garys suzuki (1 review written)

I do a lot of hunting shooting so its great for me I need to install larger wheels and a 2 inch body lift kit, a mate of mine has just passed his ds1 (deer stalking) up here in Northumberland and the guy that runs it was telling him that he was stuck in his £35000 Land Rover on a bad muddy road up to their house and his wife that had been shopping at asda pulled up and asked him if he needed a lift home in a Jimny!… Read Full Review

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“I live in New Zealand and own a 99 Suzuki Jimny wide....”

Written on: 07/09/2008 by tburtnz (1 review written)

I live in New Zealand and own a 99 Suzuki Jimny wide. I'm a real adventure guy and find the jimny suits me rite down the the ground I go hunting in it. carry the mtb on the back and the kayak on the roof. The Jimny is awsome off road I new they was good when brought it but is better than I thought would be only the ground clearance could be be made better by 20mm or so would make a difference! ive had the jimny driving through hub deep puff shingle or (sink shingle) and the jimny just keeps… Read Full Review

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