Suzuki Jimny Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2005 Suzuki Jimny LX 1.3 DOHC 16v VVT

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 DOHC 16v VVT Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired19 kilometres
Most recent distance5250 kilometres
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

A great all round package at a bargain price

Faults:

No faults to report at 4 months of ownership and 5000 kms from new.

General Comments:

A great little 4wd. Very capable on and off road. Good performance for a small engined 4wd. Equipment level and quality great for the price. Power windows, mirrors and air conditioning.

Fuel consumption is excellent. The noise level is low in normal driving and highway driving. The comfort level in driving is good in long distances for a small 4wd.

The new VVT engine pulls well and is a good performer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2005

2001 Suzuki Jimny JLX Hardtop 1.3 petrol

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance81000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pulsar

Summary:

Cheap reliable fun!

Faults:

Solenoid for front hubs has been replaced twice.

All wheel bearings were replaced at around 50,000km's.

Original suspension too low - have lifted this.

Original tyres too narrow - larger tyres fitted - all good now!

General Comments:

This is the first 4WD I have owned & I've had an absolute blast in it.

This vehicle can go places you wouldn't think possible - pretty much point it in the right direction & hit the accelerator & hold on! Climbs like a goat!

The ride gets a bit bumpy at times & you need to be careful on wet bitumen roads & when its windy, but take it off-road in the gravel & mud & it loves it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2005

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews