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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

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Noggin and Natter - pre-event chat - Old Bell at Grazeley (part of hotel) 7:30pm 19th October

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So New Jimny Owners, Help a brother out :-)

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13 Jul 2019 17:09 #210991 by Slaguru
Hi. Long time member, coming home.

So short story.
Test drove a new Jimny 2018 in Dec last year, loved it, said can I have one, once the dealer stopped laughing he said late 2019 maybe, saddened I went home and dreamed of the day I would get my spiritual successor to my old O2 which died an MOT death 3 years ago.
This week, phone call, guess what, we have a new SZ5 in silver (only wanted a Blue or Silver), do you want it ???
Today, deal done, arrives late August.

So I have some questions for new Jimny owners.

1. I have dogs, does anyone have any experience with back seat covers, or is there a way to drop the back seats so it does not have a gap from the back of the front seats to the folded flat head of the back seat (where a dog could fall).
2. Full roof rack. I will need one for a wheelchair from time to time. Seen some nice flat ones, but not cheap. Anyone have one and recommendations.
3. Do I really need parking sensors or a rearview camera? Does it make a big difference in everyday life?

Hope you guys can help, and roll on August.

Thanks everyone.
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13 Jul 2019 18:59 #210992 by Soeley
Hello, good news on the Jimny.
1. I would think you'd have to make something up to fill the gap, or get a dog cage or fit a dog cover/tarp, the dog could lay in it like a hammock.

2. I just have the Thule roof bars, same as the Suzuki ones but a third of the price. Sorry can't help with the rack.

3. I have the camera fitted and think it is worth it. Withe the rear window being quite high and the tyre stuck up it is quite blind back there. I use it more for that last few feet of reversing, the distance lines are pretty good.

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13 Jul 2019 19:07 #210993 by nogbad
Congratulations,did your dealer say whether your Jimmy is a late Q2 or a early-ish Q3 ?

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13 Jul 2019 19:18 #210994 by Lambert
As I found out the other week there's now a legal requirement to have animals restrained in vehicles. It has to take the form of either a cage or harness that prevents them from interfering with the driver. To that end a harness that doesn't let doggo into the gap would work or as mentioned a cage.

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13 Jul 2019 19:28 #210995 by JodieMarie22
I have big dogs and still have not be brave enough to get them in the back! With the rear seats folded down and the front seats pushed fairly far back there isn't much space in between but a dog cage would probably be the safest option. I have the reversing camera and I do use it a lot, i wouldn't say you need the parking sensors with it but then again the camera isn't a necessitie either.

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13 Jul 2019 20:21 - 13 Jul 2019 20:31 #210996 by Slaguru
@Nogbad - think its late Q2
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14 Jul 2019 03:46 #211008 by Bill Portland
The reversing sensors are very useful as the various beepings let you know when to stop and still be able to open the door, stop without hitting anything, just about to hit,....

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14 Jul 2019 10:43 #211026 by Bob1050

Lambert wrote: As I found out the other week there's now a legal requirement to have animals restrained in vehicles. It has to take the form of either a cage or harness that prevents them from interfering with the driver. To that end a harness that doesn't let doggo into the gap would work or as mentioned a cage.


I still see drivers on the move with 'lap dogs' quite regularly and yesterday I counted many folk texting and driving and they don't care a jot about being spotted. Most outrageous activity was someone driving with an open laptop computer on the dual carriageway. Funny what you spot from a Jimny.


Returning to the original questions - rear sensors might be helpful - I didn't spec them but yesterday in a tight space I was wishing I had.

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14 Jul 2019 14:24 #211034 by Slaguru
Yep. I’m thinking about the camera instead of the sensors. Decisions, decisions.

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