2019 Jimny

#61
Can't wait to drive one, they really do look unreal. I'm so glad Suzuki decided to respect their offroad pedigree; long live live axles!
 

Albynsw

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#62
I popped over to the NT release in Darwin Sat morning. They only had two and both were already sold, 1 auto and 1 manual. I asked the sales sheila, "where's the Ute ?" she rolled her eyes and said she'd been asked the same question about 100 times already that morning....
The Ute will be the cash card, there is already plenty of small 4WD options but utes..........
 

mikehzz

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#63
I took one for a drive this arvo and was mightily impressed, a real nice ride. They even took me across a paddock in the test drive. If you order one today you'll get it in september according to Nepean Motor Group.
 

Albynsw

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#64
I took one for a drive this arvo and was mightily impressed, a real nice ride. They even took me across a paddock in the test drive. If you order one today you'll get it in september according to Nepean Motor Group.
How does it compare to your Freelander for size, would you fit what currently carry in it?
Do you think it would go ok on longer highway runs or is it more an urban type feel?
Is it on your list still as a replacement option?
 
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Jaye

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#65
A couple of people from the Jimny pages say they feel smaller inside than the previous Jimny, handles and feels pretty much the same, maybe slightly better. They say you can feel the extra "poke" it has over the previous. All love it.
 

greysrigging

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#66
The Ute will be the cash card, there is already plenty of small 4WD options but utes..........
Yep it would be a seller for sure... same as an Extra Cab 'Cruiser would sell.... not everyone wants a twin cab, but it would be nice to be able to move / recline the drivers seat back a bit, store the .22 and the laptop and Engel in the cabin. Oh and still put a decent tray on.... but I digress.....
A Suzuki ute would march out the sales doors.....
 

mikehzz

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#67
How does it compare to your Freelander for size, would you fit what currently carry in it?
Do you think it would go ok on longer highway runs or is it more an urban type feel?
Is it on your list still as a replacement option?
It's nowhere near as big as the Freelander and I wouldn't be able to fit my stuff in it. I've also got a pod offroad trailer that only comes in under 500kgs but I reckon it would struggle up the hills. Petrol only and a 40 litre tank makes it ordinary for expedition touring. For a funky looking zippy little run around that's good at weekend 4wd work it would be a pretty handy choice. No good for a family, there is no space for gear if there are 4 people in it.
 

Rhett HS

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#71
I thought the tug of war was entertaining and interesting.

However, having studied the first coil sierra when it first came out, and having read a couple of recent reviews, i have ongoing reservations.

Of course its not of ordinary standard outside of a short hop from home, but more than that, it has serious limitations, or at least the original coil version did.

There wasnt enough bump stop clearance at the front and it readily hit the bumpstops. You might say thats an easy fix with lifted coils, but only in small measure. My analysis revealed that there is little droop travel, if you lift it, the suspension will readily top out.

On top of that, at full articulation you could see the suspension bushes bulging, the bushes were at maximum capacity. So if you think longer shocks will fix things, they may just create another problem of accelerated bush failure.

Suzuki are masters at getting the most out of the least, but dont necessarily expect that it has the reserves that other vehicles can have.
 

Hoyks

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#75
40 litre petrol tank cant see that on the canning lol
Its the same tank that Sierra's have always had. You live with it, take jerry cans or fit a long ranger tank. Going slow and that 40L will get you a fair way, full noise on the highway on the other hand...
 
#78
40 litre petrol tank cant see that on the canning lol
In all fairness you don’t have a Jimny to do the Canning. I used to have one because it was easy on fuel, good for city driving and as capable as I needed it to be off road. For that it was great.

I do rather like the idea from the video of about having a trailer. It would be great to see if anyone does it.
 
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