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SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 O2 3dr (Review date: 12th June '11)
i have had my jimny for 5 years & love it to bits, it flies through the mot every year & in the 5 yrs ive had it its not cost me a penny in repairs.
the insurance is low for a convertable,but the tax is on the higher end but all ive saved on the running cost think a few extra ££ on tax is a small negative.
the boot is small but i tend to just use the back seats for my shopping as the front seats fold & slide forward at the touch of a button.
i use it to get to &back from work daily & i have horses so im driving on the back roads daily & in the winter mths when the snow & ice came it managed to get about with no probs at all in the 4x4 seting & i still had 2stronger settings left to use if needed, the hill it had to climb is verry steap & about 1 mile & not gritted.
a little heavy on juice depending on your driving. i had a crash in it 8 mths ago a head on with a brand new builders van at 35mph my model has the extra rubber bumper/bullbar & i think it saved me & my car as i only had paint damage & the vans engine was pushed back into the pasenger seat & wrote the van off, i was surprised how strong it was as it doesnt look it compared to some of the big 4x4s. over all its a fun,safe little run around thats100% mechanically reliable. i love mine it will be a sad day when i have to venture into changing it for a family car.
Superb all rounder
SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 JLX 3dr (Review date: 30th April '11)
We had two jack russels when we bought this car. As we live on the coast by the south downs we wanted a car that could cope with the area. We chose the right one. It has never let us down. it is fun to drive and will cope with what ever you ask of it. Although it is not the most economical to run on short journeys it is good on long ones. The Jimny is a strong and well built 4x4,has an excellent engine and transmission and provided it has regular oil and filter changes should give owners a lot of fun and peace of mind.
Sturdy and totally reliable mini 4X4 with cheep road fund tax.
SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 VVT JLX 3dr (Review date: 22nd March '11)
The Suzuki Jimny has been a daily run about for me over the past 3 years. I have spent money ( well spent ) on a set of general grabber all terrain tires and a set of front discs and pads and that is it. The road fund tax is half of what you would pay for same age larger 4x4 and so are the fuel costs. I do a daily commute of 60 miles round trip so have spent many hours in the driving seat and must admit on long journeys you do get uncomfortable. In snow and off road the Jimny keeps going but with its quite hard suspension on the road it dose feel a bit bouncy. The handling on the road though is quite good for a high sitting car so driving is not at all bad and a lot better than the larger 4x4s I have driven. All in all the most reliable car I have owned.
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SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 JLX 3dr (Review date: 1st March '11)
I have had this car for nearly six years now and have never had any major problems with it. It is an excellent runner and drives well. It is only now becoming too small for us as it only has 4 seats and a very small boot - had to purchase a very small folding buggy for our baby. Cost to insure and tax this car are low, an all rounder good little car, only down fall is space, this car is not for more than a family of three!!
Car suits us well i do not drive far in it only to and from work and for leisure- comfort is an issue for long journeys!!
Compact, sporty and nippy with reliability under the bonnet
SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 VVT SZ4 3dr (Review date: 24th February '11)
a smaller 4x4, it offers affordability, with lower running costs, Unlike other 4x4s, if offers 2,4, and low 4 wheel drive which will get you out of any on/off road situation. The 2 wheel option, saves on fuel, which is essential in this era of rising costs. It is a nippy and a smooth runner, easy to park which is a must for urban and country living.
A star of a reasonably priced car!
SUZUKI JIMNY 1.3 JLX 3dr (Review date: 14th February '11)
I love my Jimny. I have had this car now for over 4 years, and it has been the best car I have ever owned in terms of reliability, economy, and versatility. The Jimny has kept me safe on the roads in snow and ice with its optional 4 wheel drive. It has taken us on holiday, carying 2 people and a load of luggage at half the fuel cost of our other car. The Jimny has waded through mud when a tractor failed to make it through. I have used it every day for the last 4 years, and apart from MOT tests, I have replaced a couple of bulbs, and wiper blades, a set of brakes and a clutch. Everything else just keeps on going. Road tax is cheap, insurance is low, and on top of all that it's cute! I love it! The Jimny gets my car Valentine Card anyday.