1999 Suzuki Jimny Review

1999 Suzuki Jimny JX 1.3 petrol from Morocco

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 kilometres
Most recent distance72000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Palio

Summary:

Good reliable nippy 4wd

Faults:

Backup light switch.

General Comments:

We love it. It has been reliable so far, it is a lot more comfortable than people think (better for instance than the Samurai).

Gas consumption is good on open roads, but it goes up while driving in town.

It is excellent off road as long you fit a good set of tires, the Bridgestone Dueller fitted as standard being for road use only. Just a higher ground clearance, power steering would make it unbeatable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th May, 2004

6th Jun 2005, 08:29

Follow up: After more than a year of ownership and 20000km done, here are some comments:

Front passenger seat a bit shaky when no-one installed on it, seems it is not uncommon on early Jimnys and no real cure to it.

Front left hub noisy when hitting a hole in 2wd.

Hub need to be dismantled and a bit of tightening required.

Apart from that, pure pleasure!

But parts are very expensive here in Morocco; 50 euros for an air filter, 60 euro for a rear light bumper cluster, 37 euros for an antenna... not cheap.

4th Feb 2012, 18:56

I'm from Morocco too. Japanese car spares are extremely expensive and rare. People here are biased and think that french cars are better than Japanese ones, LOL at them.

Which city are you from?

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review