1998 Suzuki Jimny Review

1998 Suzuki Jimny JLX 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles


Overpriced and very overated


Exhaust, Cat converter, Rust, Oil seals on hubs, Interior trim is very poor, e.t.c e.t.c...

General Comments:

This car is very expensive on parts.

Cat cost about £500.

Interior is very very poor.

Seats fall apart by 35000 k.

Very poor on road performance.

But very good off road for its size.

My advice is to go for the Dihatsu Terios if you want a small 4x4.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th February, 2005

Average review marks: 3.0 / 10, based on 1 review