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Used Suzuki Jimny 4x4 1998 - present review

Suzuki Jimny 4x4 (98 - )
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What's the used Suzuki Jimny 4x4 like?

The Jimny's most significant attraction as a used car is that it provides real 4x4 style and off-road ability at a bargain price. Only the likes of the Daihatsu Terios and Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin can come close to the same deal.

There's certainly no doubting the Jimny's ability off-road, but it's far less happy on Tarmac. It's very unrefined and, on anything other than a perfectly smooth road, its ride is firm and bouncy, it jolts its passengers around and the body rolls too much in bends.

To cap it all, the Jimny is also narrow and very impractical. Drivers over six feet tall will find legroom tight, and both head- and legroom are so cramped in the back it's better to treat the car as a two-seater and fold down the rear seats to extend the tiny boot.