Overall reader 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

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35 reader reviews for Suzuki Jimny 4x4.
  • 1.3 JLX Soft Top 3dr

    Rob Sloggett , Flintshire . Date: 10/09/2006
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car for my wife 18 months ago and to be quite honest, the odd times I drove it I hated it! But then the winter came and we had 18 inches of snow overnight. Whilst other 2 wheel drives and a number of 4x4's were struggling, this little "barbie jeep" just laughed at it. The only time she got sideways was when I had a play (and boy was it fun)!

    Now I have got use to its quirky ways (ie dont go over 60mph!), its low fuel consumption (ave 34mpg) and the fact that it is like nothing else to drive, I actually quite like it, and during the summer was actually quite happy when my wife asked to borrow my car on the odd occasion.

    To date the only faults have been: 1) 1 x soft top clip broke (£2.50) to replace 2) Mounting bracket for rear stop light rusted under plastics and had to be replaced (£8 for part and about £30 for labour) 3) Full exhaust system (inc downpipes, cat and back box - £290 for Quik Fit, Suzuki Main dealer wanted £450!!!!). Probably went due to normal W&T plus the short journeys my wife does.

    This is a great little car, I have been really impressed by my local Suzuki garage and when my company car expires in 18 months time I am seriously considering opting out and buying the Grand Vitara!

  • 1.3 JLX Mode 3dr

    simon scheel , denmark . Date: 27/08/2006
    • Overall 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

    My car

    I like it! yes it's bit of a fight on the road, but still easy'er then most 4x4's, to handle. Off-road it's really fun, an easy to ride. The 4wd is easy to use, and reliable all the way.

    small price, big fun!

  • 1.3 JLX O2 Soft Top 3dr

    Paul Stopford , Leicestershire . Date: 21/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This was the biggest motoring mistake I have ever made. The car felt dangerous on the motorway and was frightening in heavy winds. This was not helped by a wheel wobble that the dealer couldn't fix.

    It had a number of faults, including the wheel wobble and an oil leak which the dealer dismissed. After 11 months the wipers failed in heavy rain. Suzuki Assistance's contractor refused to put it on a truck, forcing me to drive 20 miles in heavy rain to a garage. After 3 days the dealer still had not attempted to repair it, so I exchanged it that same afternoon for a secondhand Nissan Almera which turned out to be fantastic.

    When I contacted Suzuki customer care they were rude. No-one in my family would ever buy another Suzuki product.

  • 1.3 JLX Mode 3dr

    Stephen Winfield Date: 30/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned one for two years, driving it around Switzerland and the Alps in France near Mont Blanc.

    In winter it comes into its own: I never had to use snow tyres and in March 2006 when there was a day of ice in downtown Geneva, I was very glad of it.

    This is a real 4x4 that is real value for money. On-road ride is not good, but then it is not designed for that.

    Suzuki even points this out in the advertising for the vehicle.

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