Can All-new Jimny Remain in a League of it's Own?

Discussion in 'Car Chat' started by Graham, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Graham RMS Photographer

    Graham
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    See the blog feature on this - After twenty years, yes that's right twenty whole years of selling a car that didn't change much – perhaps setting a record for the longest production run of all time Suzuki have launched an all-new Jimny, but can it remain in a league of its own?
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  2. lightning RMS Trader

    lightning
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    Had a look at one, fantastic wee things and right up my street. Big step up in all areas from the old one.

    Boot was tiny tho.

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  3. BarryPort RMS Regular

    BarryPort
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    The 1,200 units the UK was allocated for 2019 have already been spoken for so it’s welcoming to see the new mighty Jimny start off with a 12 month waiting list.
     
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  4. NickR85 RMS Regular

    NickR85
    They’re a cool wee wagon. They are supposed to be good off-road too?
     
  5. Graham RMS Photographer

    Graham
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    Try 600 units (year one) and an 18 month wait, it's going to hurt suzuki, unless they can get jimny customers into a vitara for a couple of years.

    They had been selling around 1100/yr of the previous one, so with demand for the new one, and previous owners holding off their bi-annual jimny change, to get a new one, it's not good at all.
     
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  6. Graham RMS Photographer

    Graham
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    They are absolutely outstanding off-road, I've had the previous one in places no Defender could dream of going...
     
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  7. Coog Admin

    Coog
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    I've been places in mine you could barely walk to!
     
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  8. vtr_sean RMS Regular

    vtr_sean
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    Slight side note long way to go to be longest production original beetle ran 1945-2003.
    New jimny looks a lot nicer should fly
     
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  9. Graham RMS Photographer

    Graham
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    Should have worded better - it remained relatively unchanged, with the chassis being the same for that time, unlike other models who, as you have rightly said out produced
     
  10. vtr_sean RMS Regular

    vtr_sean
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    I may be wrong but as I no it the beetle chassis didn't change that much during that period. Few face lifts around 70s removing split screen, port hole rear window and light changes but i would have been comfortably sure you could reshell a 1945 onto a 2003 chassis. Another notable mention for long runner is the Citroen 2cv ran from 40s to 90s with minimal changes. Apologies kinda ocd on these things
     
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  11. DC53TES RMS Regular

    DC53TES
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    Went to get the wife one, she absolutely loved it... until she seen the boot and was told it could take a year to get one ffs plus the sales guy in Bangor was a complete mong.
     
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  12. surprising_skoda RMS Regular

    surprising_skoda
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    If you want to be pedantic, the first Beetles (well, the KdF-wagen) began production in 1938...
     
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  13. Jas Lad RMS Trader

    Jas Lad
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    I really love the look of them, can't wait to see some of the Kahn/Urban type crowds get their hands on them.
     
  14. kenG RMS Regular

    kenG
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    i had the sj413, black soft top with a big purple stripe down the doors.
    the one after the samuri with the 'corrected' suspension.
    my dad has 23acres of hills that i plowed the crap out of with it.
    great fun.
     
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  15. Coog Admin

    Coog
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    One trip up the motorway and they'll be trading it back in. Should be good quarry fodder in 10/15 years time. Will just about be the only useable 4*4 by that stage.
     
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  16. kenG RMS Regular

    kenG
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    @Coog be like riding a 50cc scooter. lol
     
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  17. Q.S Gav RMS Regular

    Q.S Gav
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    Seen a white one sitting at Mid Ulster Cars Suzuki (TJ Hamiltons) - cool little thing, really caught my eye.
     
  18. mikey RMS Regular

    mikey
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    Stopped at Roadside Dollingstown this evening to look round their Black one. I really like it. A couple out for a walk came over to look round it too. Very eye catching. The blocky design certainly stands out against modern curves and swoops.
     
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  19. Gavlar RMS Regular

    Gavlar
  20. vtr_sean RMS Regular

    vtr_sean
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    I like the pick up myself
     
  21. kenG RMS Regular

    kenG
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    the ozzies would call it a MIN-UTE:joy:
     
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  22. Bryan RMS Regular

    Bryan
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    I'll just leave this here:

     
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  23. Jamz3k RMS Regular

    Jamz3k
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    A customer of mine test drove one at the weekend and has been promised a delivery date of July which is odd if this years allocation is already gone.
     
  24. vtr_sean RMS Regular

    vtr_sean
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    It's almost rangerover sized like that :laughing:
     
  25. kenG RMS Regular

    kenG
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    could be all the dealers snapping them up pre-reg to get the sales up.
    internal tactics.
    they do it with every model.

    its how cars get car of the year.

    all BS
     
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