Product Type: Suzuki cars
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The "Go Anywhere" 4x4xfun
Suzuki Jimny in general
Member Name: nmcooper
Suzuki Jimny in general
Advantages: Looks great, brilliant off road, Very reliable. Cheap and full of character.
Disadvantages: Rear passenger comfort, fuel economy.
Okay, before you go on reading I will assume you have read many other reviews, written by people with very differing opinions. The Suzuki Jimny is a "Love it" or "Loathe it" kind of car. The first thing you need to remember is that a Suzuki Jimny is unlike any other car and therefore needs to be driven with a certain amount of respect. It's handling characteristics are very different to conventional road going vehicles, as the Jimny is a vehicle designed to go "off road".
Becuase of its body style visabilty is fantastic and it is one of the easiest vehicles to park. Large door mirrors also give good visibility to the rear. Unlike earlier Suzuki 4x4 models the Jimny has been refined somewhat, with the addition of leather interior, AC, CD player, electric heated door mirrors, alloy wheels etc. but essentially it has still retained its character and off road ability.
Yes it's not the most comfortable car (especially for the rear passengers). Yes it's road handling isn't as good as a vehicle designed "for the road". But that's not why Jimny owners buy them. These little 4x4's have so much character and can be easily customised to reflect the owners personality. They are a "go anywhere" vehicle and when it snows, the little Jimny comes into its own as the whole country suddenly becomes a playground.
Take the Jimny off road and you then start to realise what a fun vehicle it is to drive. With many local Rhino clubs across the country there is a sense of community among Jimny owners, and these offer a great way to experience the vehicles full capabilities off road.
As you can probably tell by my review I am a Jimny owner and have been for many years. You can read as many reviews as you like but my advice would be to take one for a test drive and see if you fall in love with it! It's cheap, very reliable, and loads of fun!
Summary: Fantastic little 4x4. The most fun you can have on four wheels.