Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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36 reader reviews for Suzuki Jimny 4x4.
  • 1.3 JLX 3dr

    Karen Clarke , Somerset . Date: 05/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had my Jimny since 2000, and it has been a great car overall. It has got me out of trouble in the snow and through ice and floods in country lanes. It is narrow and ideal for the narrow country lanes where I live.

    It gets unstable over 60mph, though, especially in the wind, and it is best to have a cushion on the seats as they are uncomfortable.

    I like the high driving position, I would consider buying another one as they are great value for money.

  • 1.3 JLX O2 Soft Top 3dr

    Anne Henderson , Lancashire . Date: 31/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my Jimny from new( 2004) and have had no trouble with it at all (so far!). The cabin space is a little compact, with no room for shopping, but thats what my husbands car is for!. It is due it's first m.o.t. in July this year, but as it has required little, or no, work on servicing, I am confident it will be ok. It can wallow a bit like a pregnant hippo if you corner too tight,so the answer is don't! Off road it is great fun to drive, nothing has fazed it yet and it has faced a few challenges. i would only swap my "jimmy" for another and, if I could have one wish, I would like easier access to the(small!) boot space. The only way in is to unpop the back of the soft top and, in a rainy supermarket carpark that's no fun at all!!

  • 1.3 JLX 3dr

    Kevin Flynn , Suffolk . Date: 14/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I inherited this 2003 auto from my partner. I have driven it at motorway speeds without any problem, and, accepting it for what it is, find it a great little runaround.

    However, it has only done 27,000 miles from new, and recently developed a tendency to overheat. I put it into the local Suzuki dealer who diagnosed a blocked radiator core, and wanted nearly £500 to fix it. When I said no, the response was rude, negative and obstructive.

    The problems I had getting the car back were awful, and in the end had to pay £35 for them to release it, with very bad grace, after they had tried to charge me £70 for 'diagnosis'.

    I sources a new radiator from a supplier on the net, and replaced it in under an hour for under £100.

    The car is fine, but it seems my experience of Suzuki dealers is similar to other reviews I have read. You have been warned!

  • 1.3 JLX+ 3dr

    Jenny Hale , West Yorkshire . Date: 24/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned a Jimy Estate now for just under a year, and frankly I am rather disappointed!

    It is amy first car and it is great, but I have had problems, and some could have caused an accident.

    Firstly my steering keeps on playing up, even three local garages don't understand why this is happening.

    Secondly, I have had to have all my tyres re-balanced/

    Thirdly, the tracking keeps on going, so wheneever I hit 50mph my steering wheel starts shaking violently, I had this sorted about 5 months ago and its going again!

    Fourth, one of the lights of my dash has lit up and no one seems to understand what it means except something to do with engine maintenance!

    So overall not completely impressed with the car, lack of space and at the moment I am only getting maximum of 35mpg. And thats maximum!

    Frankly I am appalled and looking at getting a new car already!

    Although it is rather good on greenlanes, would not like to risk total offroad course, as I have no mods, and don't particularly trust the tow eyes, especially as it is most likely that a V8 Discovery would end up pulling me out of a huge hole.

    Happy motoring!

Suzuki Jimny 4x4

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