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BigJimny Meet - 2020 (01 Nov 2019)


Its the big one! The 50th Anniversary of the Jimny.

17th May 2020

Parkwood (Tong - near Leeds)

£35

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19 Jan 2019 15:23 #201150 by Soeley
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tim04 wrote: I've been really lucky; I placed a deposit in December for March delivery (SZ4 Silky Silver). My first choice was black but silver was my second choice. I received a call from the dealer on Thursday; the first customer on their list (black SZ4) either cancelled or wasn't ready to complete and as he knew I wanted black would I want it....? The car was at the dealer already and I jumped at the chance. He called again this morning and within an hour we were at the dealer paying the balance and driving away with huge grins! I'm really happy with black, I just need to get the rear windows tinted!


That was a lucky break, not long to wait from call to collection either. Hope you enjoy it as much as I am mine.

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19 Jan 2019 18:31 #201164 by jimnyfox
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activeuk wrote: They have found my car its now on the Leo Sprit. fingers xed fro every one else as well


Same ship my car is allegedly on. This is the first time I've bought a brand new car and my experience so far has been poor; this is the second one I've had to put a deposit on. So I'll believe it when I see it.

If your interested there's a couple of websites you can track the ship on. It is currently off the coast of Italy.

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20 Jan 2019 00:47 - 20 Jan 2019 00:47 #201197 by Hanslow
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jimnyfox wrote: If your interested there's a couple of websites you can track the ship on. It is currently off the coast of Italy.


Would you mind sharing the sites? What info does one need to have to hand to track their vehicle? I'll be chatting to my local dealer on Monday to see where things are so it'd be good to be able to ask some pertinent questions.
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20 Jan 2019 08:25 #201205 by Bill Portland
www.marinetraffic.com is one, just search for the name of the ship.

Mine's just off the coast of Oman. Can't believe its gonna take more than 2 months to get here.

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20 Jan 2019 08:26 #201206 by jimnyfox
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All you need is the name of the boat your car is supposedly on from your dealer. I've been tracking Leo Spirit since it left Japan late December. It's made fast progress in the past two weeks, its got from Malaysia to Greece and Italy. I don't know where its next destination is but my understanding is the cars for the UK go to Belgium first, undergo a decontamination wash and then get sent over to Grimsby to the distribution yard. I'd hope they'd be in the UK by this time next month.

I'm going to wait until Leo Spirit has left ZeeBrugge and then give the dealer a ring a couple of days later - the Suzuki system should have had long enough to update and tell them its been unloaded, and see what they say.

www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/shi.../vessel:LEO%20SPIRIT

www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/LEO-SPIRIT-...20695-MMSI-373057000

These two sites are pretty good for tracking. Sometimes they can be a few hours behind, but you get a rough idea.

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20 Jan 2019 19:58 #201252 by Gadget
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For those who have, or are getting, a 2019 Jimny, I've come across a nice friendly group on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2184373498316066/
The following user(s) said Thank You: reedx

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20 Jan 2019 20:43 #201259 by Soeley
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Thanks for the heads up Gadget.

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21 Jan 2019 12:11 #201325 by TomNewton
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If anyone fancies the ultimate Jimny number plate, it's available!

www.plates4less.co.uk/personalised-number-plate/J1MNY

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2019 Jimny SZ4 | @welshjimny | www.welshjimny.com

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21 Jan 2019 12:19 #201326 by activeuk
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Ship on the way to Bristol, United Kingdom GBBRS
ETA Jan 27, 23:00
if the car is on here will it be dropped off there or do they go to belgium

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21 Jan 2019 13:26 #201333 by Andy2640
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Hello everyone, Andy here from Warwickshire.

So yeah im in the same boat regarding the waiting lists. I rang Suzuki GB today and have been fishing for info on this the past few weeks.

I placed my deposit down last Friday. I refuse to haggle on colour (probably to my detriment) and im firmly requiring a blue jimny in SZ5 spec. I was offered a silver SZ4 last week, but i cant live without that smart phone screen and no leather steering wheel (faux or other wise;-). Still a lovely bit of kit though the SZ4, very tempting!

I took interest in what another poster said on here, something along the lines of "Interest is real, but artificial demand may be at play.

The way i see it (could be wrong) is that the initial "express your interest" thing was designed to give 2 things, the first is an obvious one....Gauge the demand. But the second i feel was to justify and provide evidence to the motoring media that demand was indeed crazy high. This is a typical PR tactic where the sheer hype alone creates serious and determined demand,

The dealers have been mostly vague in giving details, which sets of my spidy senses, equating to a feeling of slight deception. Deception may be a little bit too strong a word, lets call it diversion.

Anyways from the info i gathered from Suzuki GB, it seems that the lists (deposits or otherwise) mean very little in terms of priority via date of deposit. Guy admitted that the first quarter was a mess, and the lists were not conducted by and large in order of date. Whether this will be addressed on the future allocations is yet to be seen.

Another thing is people who are registered on multiple lists. My guess is some people have placed themselves on numerous lists with numerous garages. So what will happen is - a person will get a call to say a car is available, and he will either except, or will say he has already been sorted one. This may play in our favour as the lists are filled with repeated names. Considering the garages dont share list info among dealers unless a swap is imminent, this may be a good thing.

Well anyways the wait is on. Tick tock tick tock..... i'm fine i can wait arrggghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.

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21 Jan 2019 13:27 #201334 by Hanslow
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Well that's annoying... Just rang up about progress on mine, which had an estimated delivery date of 27th Jan, to be told it's now looking like March. A shame that I wasn't proactively advised of this, even though I recognise it's never great giving bad news, but still, it would have been nice to have been kept in the loop.

I've asked for details on what ship it's on and will hopefully find out more information later. Now, can I wangle some cheap options that I'm after or is demand such that I'd just be laughed away?

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21 Jan 2019 17:37 #201352 by Max Headroom
Hello Andy and a BIG(Jimny) welcome to the forums.
I'm watching with interest the saga surrounding the procurement of a new machine, but for the moment sitting tight with my old (convertible) example.

Whereabouts in Warwickshire are you? I'm in the North Cotswolds


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