2002 Suzuki Jimny Reviews

2002 Suzuki Jimny 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carSuzuki Carry Van

Summary:

Best car yet, just bit scary; seems like it can catch you unaware with deadly results

Faults:

Nil.

General Comments:

Does not handle like any other car I've had, but I love it. It's been all over Europe.

OK, it's no speed machine, so I keep my speed down. I've heard that you should never fit cheap tyres on a Jimny and take it easy in corners. I never go over 70mph. Don't drive it like a sports car because it isn't.

Generally, can someone tell me what tyres you had on when they spin/crashed?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2008

2002 Suzuki Jimny JLX 1.3 petrol from Philippines

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Very well made for a 10 year old vehicle

Faults:

The compressor of the air conditioner got busted at 30,000km. The dealer was charging too high at about $1,100 for the compressor and another $300 for labor and the dryer. I had to look for replacement elsewhere. Fortunately, the compressor of a Suzuki Esteem has the same parts with it, but the housing is different. So what the parts dealer did was to take out the parts from the brand new compressor of the Esteem and stuff it in the housing of the Jimny's compressor. It's now working and I just spent $500 for everything!

General Comments:

The Jimny is a real value for money, fun to drive car. Don't take to the expressway as it doesn't handle well on highways, but for cityscapes it's a car you'll love. Seating for 4 is not comfortable unless the 2 in the back are toddlers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2008

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews