Which used Suzuki Jimny 4x4 should I buy?
On paper, it looks as if the Jimny range is pretty basic: there was just one trim and one engine for most of its life, with a choice of hard or soft tops. However, that doesn't quite tell the whole truth, because the huge range of accessories allowed owners to personalise their cars, so you may well need to shop around to find one that suits you.
Mechanically, all Jimnys are pretty much the same. For most of its life the Jimny had a 79bhp 1.3-litre engine, which was only uprated in January 2005 as part of a major face-lift that also brought a revised cabin. These face-lifted models are the best ones in the range, but steer clear of the soft-top. It doesn't give a true wind-in-the-hair experience and had to carry on with the weaker, less refined old engine even after the face-lift.