RE: New Suzuki Jimny leaked

RE: New Suzuki Jimny leaked

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Klippie

1,654 posts

93 months

Saturday 22nd December 2018
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Had a look at the new Jimny today, it looks even better in the metal than in the pictures, but is a tiny dinky little thing I sat inside with the seat as far back as it could go and still felt like my knees where up to my chin so I'd be quite uncomfortable driving one after a while, the build quality appeared to be top notch too everything had a solid usable feel to it.

Suzuki will sell them by the bucket load as they are so good looking and that's even before their legendary off road capabilities are taken into account.

Its very impressive.

DoctorX

4,632 posts

115 months

Thursday 27th December 2018
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Mercury00

3,535 posts

104 months

Friday 28th December 2018
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For those that have driven one, how did you find the ride? I've heard reviewers say it's jiggly. Suzukis always seem to be like that - I'm on my third and the ride over potholes has always been one of my few complaints. I'm just wondering if the Jimny soaks up the initial jarring of small ruts and potholes any better?

skyrover

12,251 posts

152 months

Friday 28th December 2018
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Mercury00 said:
For those that have driven one, how did you find the ride? I've heard reviewers say it's jiggly. Suzukis always seem to be like that - I'm on my third and the ride over potholes has always been one of my few complaints. I'm just wondering if the Jimny soaks up the initial jarring of small ruts and potholes any better?
Lie axles will always produce a slightly unsettled or different ride to what most people are used to coming from independent suspension.

Fitting softer suspension and shocks helps.

Personally I quite like the way they drive... a sort of "brickhouse swagger"

Edited by skyrover on Friday 28th December 07:50

hammo19

2,066 posts

144 months

Saturday 29th December 2018
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My local dealer in Durham said all gone and orders to fulfill. Not sure if they will get any more next year but phone again June/July next year.

However, managed to get first on the order list with dealer in Lincoln for a SZ5 but whatever colour arrives. He said North sold out but more available in South and going fast!

First time I have ordered a new car and not even looked or driven it - bit scary but on reviews and looks alone should be ideal for Teesdale area.


tim0409

2,726 posts

107 months

Saturday 29th December 2018
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I wouldn’t worry about not driving it; the ride was my main concern but having driven one I really liked it. It’s obviously different to a standard car but it’s not at all “agricultural” and handles fine for what it is. I found it fun to drive and the high driving position is nice.

Edited by tim0409 on Saturday 29th December 18:22

Dan W.

649 posts

26 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Well that's our allocation of Jimnys sold for the year, no more orders to be taken until 2020

Pothole

27,814 posts

230 months

Tuesday 8th January
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I'm testing one on Saturday, but I'm not sure there's much point...

Todd Bonzalez

2,369 posts

110 months

Wednesday 9th January
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I didn't really get on with it. For our use it was just too agricultural and shortly geared. Shame as I love love love the looks. If I lived in London or had a Farm I would probably buy one. I absolutely hated the steering but everything else was pretty well done. I loved how easy everything under the bonnet looked to work on. Very cool.

Surprised how much people are struggling to get them. When I went to the Coventry dealer just before Christmas they had 2 stock cars they were willing to sell me.

Dabooka

255 posts

53 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Dan W. said:
Well that's our allocation of Jimnys sold for the year, no more orders to be taken until 2020
For me at least this is good news; I’m not ready to buy, could with another year, and I’m wondering if there’s going to be a limited edition to mark 50yrs.

Dan W.

649 posts

26 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Dabooka said:
Dan W. said:
Well that's our allocation of Jimnys sold for the year, no more orders to be taken until 2020
For me at least this is good news; I’m not ready to buy, could with another year, and I’m wondering if there’s going to be a limited edition to mark 50yrs.
Would highly doubt it, they are only bringing 2000 units in the uk for 2020 so really cant build enough of the current one to warranty a special edition I think.

tim0409

2,726 posts

107 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Todd Bonzalez said:
Surprised how much people are struggling to get them. When I went to the Coventry dealer just before Christmas they had 2 stock cars they were willing to sell me.
I wished I'd known that! When I ordered mine in December all the dealer(s) had was a demonstrator with the first order not due until this year.

Todd Bonzalez

2,369 posts

110 months

Wednesday 9th January
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tim0409 said:
I wished I'd known that! When I ordered mine in December all the dealer(s) had was a demonstrator with the first order not due until this year.
Just to confirm I mean they had them arriving rather than physically there! I think they should have been in by now though.

Dabooka

255 posts

53 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Dan W. said:
Would highly doubt it, they are only bringing 2000 units in the uk for 2020 so really cant build enough of the current one to warranty a special edition I think.
True, I doubt it too, but they do have a history and a lot can happen in a year. Plus it’ll only be a paint colour and different wheels kind of thing. Well it was with the Grand Vitaras, bar the odd interior colour change. Everything else is off the shelf as it were.

Dan W.

649 posts

26 months

Thursday 10th January
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Dabooka said:
Dan W. said:
Would highly doubt it, they are only bringing 2000 units in the uk for 2020 so really cant build enough of the current one to warranty a special edition I think.
True, I doubt it too, but they do have a history and a lot can happen in a year. Plus it’ll only be a paint colour and different wheels kind of thing. Well it was with the Grand Vitaras, bar the odd interior colour change. Everything else is off the shelf as it were.
You never know will be interesting to see what happens, We are currently seeing a slight backlash from customers regarding the stock situation.

We must be getting at least 5 enquires a day wanting to apparently buy one. came in this morning to 4 emails all saying if you get me this car I have a deposit ready.

Butter Face

19,536 posts

108 months

Thursday 10th January
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Driving our demo tonight, SZ5 in Bluish Black, looks amazing.

sally241

1 posts

11 months

Saturday 12th January
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Dabooka said:
Dan W. said:
Would highly doubt it, they are only bringing 2000 units in the uk for 2020 so really cant build enough of the current one to warranty a special edition I think.
True, I doubt it too, but they do have a history and a lot can happen in a year. Plus it’ll only be a paint colour and different wheels kind of thing. Well it was with the Grand Vitaras, bar the odd interior colour change. Everything else is off the shelf as it were.
This dealer page lists a model called “Adventure”, but perhaps just a mistake?

https://www.trackssuzuki.co.uk/new-cars/jimny/

blueST

3,124 posts

164 months

Saturday 12th January
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sally241 said:
Dabooka said:
Dan W. said:
Would highly doubt it, they are only bringing 2000 units in the uk for 2020 so really cant build enough of the current one to warranty a special edition I think.
True, I doubt it too, but they do have a history and a lot can happen in a year. Plus it’ll only be a paint colour and different wheels kind of thing. Well it was with the Grand Vitaras, bar the odd interior colour change. Everything else is off the shelf as it were.
This dealer page lists a model called “Adventure”, but perhaps just a mistake?

https://www.trackssuzuki.co.uk/new-cars/jimny/
It also lists the SZ3 which isn’t available here. Only the SZ4 and 5 are coming here.

n_const

1,612 posts

149 months

Saturday 12th January
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blueST said:
It also lists the SZ3 which isn’t available here. Only the SZ4 and 5 are coming here.
SZ3 and Adventure were all models in the previous shape.

Ilovejapcrap

2,739 posts

60 months

Saturday 12th January
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Butter Face said:
Driving our demo tonight, SZ5 in Bluish Black, looks amazing.
pics ?