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# 243747 29-Dec-2018 23:46
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I see these are on the wharf at Wellington, anyone have any idea when they will be in the showrooms?


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  # 2152042 29-Dec-2018 23:54
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No, but here is a good Autocar UK review showing the Jimny's capabilities

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO51yz360zE

 

 


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  # 2152076 30-Dec-2018 08:41
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If you are thinking of buying one you may want to take a look at this.

 

https://www.caradvice.com.au/713165/2019-suzuki-jimny-hit-with-electronic-bug/


 
 
 
 


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  # 2152104 30-Dec-2018 10:00
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alasta:

 

If you are thinking of buying one you may want to take a look at this.

 

https://www.caradvice.com.au/713165/2019-suzuki-jimny-hit-with-electronic-bug/

 

 

Hmm that's an interesting one ... how do other cars know a guard rail from a truck's rear end (cue Tesla)





Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  # 2152213 30-Dec-2018 13:09
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fearandloathing:

 

any idea when they will be in the showrooms?

 

 

Call Suzuki and ask?


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  # 2152225 30-Dec-2018 13:38
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I freaking love the look of these little guys. The two tone blue one looks great. I would love one. Pretty sure they only have two seats in the rear unfortunately, like the Ignis(?)

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As for these body kits. I think they are super cool, but I myself am not cool, so I don’t really know what other people think. I love the, ahem, “Little D” body kit but would struggle with the name! 😂

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  # 2152237 30-Dec-2018 14:04
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Hopefully something Suzuki will be able to fix fairly soon with a software update.  At least Suzuki design their vehicles with some thought unlike the old Lada Nivas.  (One of the worst features of the Lada was to have one windscreen washer bottle for the  windscreen and rear window.   Their 'genius' solution was to run plastic tubing all the way from the front of the Niva through the passenger cabin & eventually to the rear window.  Of course on the route to the rear window there were multiple opportunities for the plastic tube to be pinched or damaged!)


 
 
 
 


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  # 2152243 30-Dec-2018 14:24
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These look great! Very capable little vehicles as stock and even more so with a mild suspension lift and mud tires if that's your thing. Nice to see Suzuki sticking to solid axles all round. Short wheelbase makes for a pretty bumpy ride though.


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  # 2152330 30-Dec-2018 16:41
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amiga500:

Hopefully something Suzuki will be able to fix fairly soon with a software update.  At least Suzuki design their vehicles with some thought unlike the old Lada Nivas.  (One of the worst features of the Lada was to have one windscreen washer bottle for the  windscreen and rear window.   Their 'genius' solution was to run plastic tubing all the way from the front of the Niva through the passenger cabin & eventually to the rear window.  Of course on the route to the rear window there were multiple opportunities for the plastic tube to be pinched or damaged!)


That's a pretty normal way to supply the rear washer



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  # 2152335 30-Dec-2018 17:08
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josephhinvest: I freaking love the look of these little guys. The two tone blue one looks great. I would love one. Pretty sure they only have two seats in the rear unfortunately, like the Ignis(?)


I love the look of them too. Although I haven’t had a proper look I think they look better in person.

The wife’s car is up for replacement next. There is still some life left in the old Subaru yet. The purchase of one would also depend on what we replace the wife’s car with though.

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  # 2152337 30-Dec-2018 17:21
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Be interesting to see what the price is in NZ, probably more than the $20k odd for the current one. In the UK they are £15-17k.


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These look to have arrived, have seen half a dozen show up on trademe and Suzuki went has been updated with the new model. Starting from $26k from the looks

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amiga500: (One of the worst features of the Lada was to have one windscreen washer bottle for the  windscreen and rear window.   Their 'genius' solution was to run plastic tubing all the way from the front of the Niva through the passenger cabin & eventually to the rear window.  Of course on the route to the rear window there were multiple opportunities for the plastic tube to be pinched or damaged!)



Toyota has been doing this for 20 years or more, and I have never heard or had any complaints about it.

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  # 2175413 9-Feb-2019 11:40
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Purely emotional purchase on my part! I took a second test drive this morning with my wife and put a deposit down for a white manual, expecting delivery in May / June. My first colour choice would have been the brisk blue metallic however according to the dealer this wont be available in NZ, reason unknown.

 

The road manners were better than the previous model imo, although we both noticed the solid axle short wheel base bounce at times. Nippy enough around town and easy to park. Open road cruising wasn't particularly noisy and there was still a bit left in the tank for overtaking. As an extra car for day fishing trips this will suit us just fine :)


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  # 2175414 9-Feb-2019 11:47
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I'm currently looking for a new car, though more in the crossover market. Do need something that will offroad well though for surf and snow trips...

 

Will probably go second hand, but did come across these while searching. Love the look of them, but if I were on the market for a brand new car the safety rating would probably put me off (small kids and all that)

 

 

 

(EDIT: Though interestingly it looks like children are safer in them than adults, if I'm reading this right? https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/suzuki/jimny/33370)


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