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SUZUKI JIMNY 4x4 1998 on

4.3
Based on 40 reviews
Suzuki Jimny 4x4

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mervatpoole

Surprising Capabilities

SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 JLX 3dr (Review date: 13th May '14)

3

I bought an old 1998 Jimny as a I didn't fancy commuting on a motorcycle through another winter, wanted something small and quirky. It did have the usual rot in the rear but the chassis was good. I commute 40 miles a day and have done so for a year. It is a very bad ride in the the road, feeling every bump, acceleration is non existent, the noise is awful and overtaking has to be judged a week in advance. BUT... I recently took it along a very challenging by-way used by Landy people and I was astounded. I was ready to get stuck and get halfway up hills. I went through all the mud and water I could throw at it, it climbed every hill I attempted. I even passed a stuck Discovery up a very steep incline. I am using road tyres, not specialist off road. This little car blew me away after a year of ownership taking it to a place it was designed to be. If you can put up with the ride and pace, you will be rewarded when you go off road proper. Not a soft roader, it can mix it with the bigger and more expensive boys (and girls).

Practicality

2 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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granny

Forget the experts - we love our Jimnys

SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 VVT JLX 3dr (Review date: 29th April '14)

4.3

I've owned two Jimnys now and I just love them! They're great to drive, a good high driving position, the 4x4 is the best and they just look great. I've never met a Jimny owner who doesn't just love them - give them a go and you'll be surprised. Ignore what the so-called experts say.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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doglover0606

buy one now

SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 VVT SZ4 3dr (Review date: 6th April '14)

5

Acquired 2 month ago previous 4wd too expensive to run .minus points build quality could be better.suspension could be harder akin to being in a washing machine..plus points get underneath bit like a landnrover!!inside backbench down dogcrate in camping gear all of it.great.listen its not the fastest who cares but for a little jeep its outstanding.mpg is good 40ish insurance minimal.just buy one its a hoot

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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janvandemerwe

Dont waste time looking !!

SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 JLX 3dr (Review date: 8th March '14)

4.5

I spent the whole weekend looking for a Jimny up north. What a waste of time...they might be cheaper but on the whole they are rotten. Do they keep livestock in them up North ?? Decided to bite the bullet and pay the extra and buy one down South where they look after their cars so much better. Very happy with my JImny

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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janvandemerwe

My 4th Jimny

SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 VVT JLX + 3dr (Review date: 3rd February '14)

5

This is my 4th Jimny now and must say they are more than capable little 4 x 4's. We keep horses on a remote rural farm in W Sussex. They weather get awful sometimes so we need something reliable. Have bought the last 3 Jimnys from Concorde Garage nr Heathrow.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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janvandemerwe

FORGET THE HACK REVIEW

SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 JLX 3dr (Review date: 13th January '14)

4.5

I bought a Jimny from Concorde at Wraysbury. Great selection, good prices and they know what they are talking about. Polite friendly Family run business. My Jimnys an older one ( 2001 ) but is in great condition and runs much better than expected. Its no Range Rover but come on for a budget 4 x 4 there's nothing that comes close. Would I buy another one ??? YES I would.

Peter Hooke

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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k6auk

This little 4x4 is not to be underestimated!!

SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 JLX Mode 3dr (Review date: 3rd December '13)

5

these little jeeps will out perform bigger boys off road..on road there usable little grunty 1.3 16v engine easy and nimble to drive quality interior soft tops are winter and summer fun..just watch out for rot chassis and boot floor if not been looked after and wax oiled every year thumbs up! jimny and other 4x4's always wanted top cash paid 07932503676

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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charlotte-kay

LOVE IT!

SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 JLX 3dr (Review date: 5th June '13)

4.8

My name is Charlotte and I'm 26. This is my second Jimny and I just love them! So much fun to drive. Although they are not the cheapest car to run they are by no means the most expensive either. I do a forty mile trip every day to work and Jimny hasn't let me down once. Cheap on insurance and they do not come under the new higher 4x4 road tax as they are only a 1.3.

I give them a thumbs up :)

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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julesfl

Super little Jeep

SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 JLX 3dr (Review date: 10th February '13)

4.5

Brought this for a £1000 from a friend who had owned it from new about 5 years ago, we live in country, it earns its life with us, dogs are piled in, it never stops. We are having lambour sensor probs at the moment- but its the light not an actual problem as such.

We would get another , its fun. Shopping does tend not to go in to well as we have the soft top version and its opening not too big.

Petrol - tank is too small so fill up a lot but it doesnt cost too much when you do.

Dont expect it to perform like a sports car- trust it and it will lokk after you

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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redbrock

A vehicle I can rely on whatever the weather

SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 VVT JLX + 3dr (Review date: 19th January '13)

4.3

I bought my firsy Jimny about 18 months ago. it was five years old and had covered 18000 miles.with full main dealer service history I paid 6k for it. Since then it travels 20000miles per year in all weather travelling the length of Wales weekly .Its only cost me the price of its services and tyres .I travelled yesterday 160 miles through heavy snow. No motorways or dual carraigeways all rural on A & B roads, through a very hilly/mountainouse area.

The Jimny never missed a beat , it took every thing in its stride even drifting snow up to its bumper. I only stopped twice due to frozen windscreen wipers.

The jimny is simple and reliable it does not have the comfort or myriad of electrical accessories found on modern road cars ,but for the price I cannot fault it.. I also have a new defender. station wagon. but would not get rid of the Jimny unless its for a new one. Finally I get about 35 to 38 mpg but saying that never push the jimny over 60 and most journeys are 100 miles plus.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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