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01 Mar 2020 23:01 #219261 by Bob1050
Well the Jimny has now run up 15,000 miles on the odometer and there's nothing really significant to moan about. Suzuki certainly seem to have assembled this vehicle from well tested components and I'd describe the build quality as excellent. Surprisingly the Kinetic Yellow doesn't seem to show the road grime as badly as I thought it would in winter conditions. After a couple of weeks without a wash and driving in foul conditions - it still looks rather luminous driving down the road. No one could reasonably claim "Sorry mate I didn't see you coming"!
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02 Mar 2020 10:56 - 02 Mar 2020 11:03 #219281 by Andy2640
Its a really solid little unit is the jimny. Yesterday i watched a japanese guy flip his jb64 on a snowy road. When it hit the deck sideways and at good speed the whole car just made a reasuring 'thud". No windows shattered nothing went pop it just reasuringly slammed to the ground and slid, almost like someone threw a solid steel cube.

Tow truck flipped it back onto its feet, the only damage was a broken wing mirror, slight damage to the rear wheel arch and a dinner plate sized dent undrr the mirror. It was insane!!

That showed me right there, that this car is a solid little box. Oh and everything remained on, lights, dash, engine.

11.15 min mark for the flip



Cant remember where i seen the sound versiin now.

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02 Mar 2020 13:11 #219285 by Max Headroom
Quite the muppet for travelling at that speed in those conditions ;)
...but at least he wasn't hurt apart from a dented pride and dented car.


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02 Mar 2020 13:35 #219286 by Lambert
Something along the lines of expectations of the car exceeding the talent of the driver. Ooops.

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02 Mar 2020 14:56 #219290 by Daniel30
lets hope his insurance company hasn't seen this :D

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02 Mar 2020 18:52 #219296 by Soeley
Surprised his drivers window didn't break when he stood on it. Idiot driving though!

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22 Jun 2020 13:38 #223865 by Bob1050
Been a while since I posted an update ……… and to be honest, there's nothing sensational to report. This Covid-19 issue has resulted in the Jimny doing very few miles over the past few months (like many others) and I worry about any car sitting idle or doing only very short runs. I've work colleagues who are having very expensive bills due to flat batteries, seized brakes, wildlife infestations and fuelling issues - all related to leaving cars parked up for several months. Biggest moan of the day is still those Suzuki rubber floor mats - they are just so 'value engineered' that I want to replace them the day my heel goes through them.

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23 Jun 2020 00:58 #223884 by crash486
I'm impressed more and more by the off road capabilities. I see some tracks and think "no way" but peer pressure applied and off I go. Finish, Unscathed and grinning... some much for me to learn

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23 Jun 2020 12:31 #223895 by saxj

Bill Portland wrote:

Bill Portland wrote:

Bob1050 wrote:

Bill Portland wrote:

Bob1050 wrote:

Bill Portland wrote: Funnily enough, autoglass repaired a chip in mine today. Not terribly successfully and I'm waiting for someone to come and check it cos its worse than it was. I guess they'll say they tried, but that I need a new windscreen. I wonder if they'll have original Suzuki replacements or some generic make (and which is best)?


I understand that Autoglass (and their competitors) do not fit 'genuine Suzuki' windscreens - but then again, how many windscreen manufacturers exist that would tool up to make a few Jimny windscreens. I suspect all Jimny windscreens (for new build and replacement) all come from just one or two factories in the world.

The current fashion for saving weight/saving costs/saving the planet seems to be making windscreens ever more easily chipped/fractured.

Regarding Bill's concern about his repaired windscreen - your discussion will likely revolve around "the repair is structurally sound (the bonding) and guaranteed - but the cosmetic appearance was the best we could do in the circumstances". If your Jimny requires a new windscreen - the 'fully loaded/sensor' windscreen - the fitter will have to recalibrate your sensors - and Autoglass will advise you that if they are not successful then it's your problem to resolve at the Suzuki dealers. Sometimes basic and poverty spec cars have their attractions/benefits.


That's exactly how the discussion went. I was unhappy with the repair and got them back and they agreed to replace the windscreen. They're fitting a genuine Suzuki one next week but they can't calibrate the ADAS so my Suzuki dealer is doing that afterwards for the price of £39.95 which is being picked up by autoglass (and no doubt passed on to my insurer).


Oh no! Someone (Bill) agrees with me on a public forum! On a more serious note - thanks to Bill for updating us and trust others find the info of interest and value. We trust Bill's Jimny is fully restored to ex-factory condition.

Autoglass replaced the windscreen today (with a genuine suzuki one) and also recalibrated the ADAS system themselves. Between me booking it in and today they had received the necessary parts to do the recalibration. So all is well in the world again.


Less than 2 months on and I now have another chip in the windscreen. Am I unlucky or is this going to be a frequent issue? Anyone else suffering from stone chips in their windscreen?


After a year and a half mine has more craters than the moon. Time for a new one.

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