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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

BOOKING OPEN - CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Event details are HERE

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Re:I had a go in a new swift.....

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15 Nov 2019 12:29 #215656 by facade
As a freighter from Pandora returned to Earth recently, Suzuki finally got enough unobtanium to make me a towbar (only 6 months wait....) whilst it was fitted, they lent me a brand new swift attitude, with a normally aspirated 1200 engine - no nasty turbo to frighten oldies like me.

Apart from the brakes were the most frightening I've ever driven since a Citroen DS back in 1980, absolutely zero feel or progression, they lock all 4 wheels with the slightest tickle, the VIN number started JS !

Now I thought the swift was made in Hungary, so it should be TS, but when I asked, they said it was a manufacturer code, not a plant code- like all Opels used to be W, but I thought that was only within a continent.

Is the latest swift made in Japan?

If it is, and you can get used to the brakes, they are a bargain, Suzuki can't shift them, so there is no VAT at the moment at my dealer.

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)

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15 Nov 2019 12:40 #215657 by mlines
Suzuki shifted all the stock out to the dealers to clear all the petrol engine vehicles from the system. Lots around at bargain prices

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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15 Nov 2019 12:42 #215658 by facade
I thought it was a great little car, but was it made in Japan?

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)

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15 Nov 2019 12:43 #215659 by mlines
And Japan is the only global factory for the swift since 2017

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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15 Nov 2019 12:58 #215660 by facade
Thanks, shows you how much the dealers know- but I didn't believe them tbh, they told me the Jimny was the only built (properly) in Japan car they sell (or would like to be able to) :)

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)

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15 Nov 2019 21:22 #215673 by Caelite
I find most modern cars brakes are like that, hugely over assisted, I've found Ford to be one of the worst culprits, trying to jump in a mk8 Transit & not slam whatever you have in the back against the bulkhead at the first junction is a proper pain in the ass.

205/75r15 General Grabber AT3s, 40mm spacer lift, 15x6 ET5 steel modulars, Ignis Recaros, Green Stuff pads, Osram Nightbreaker bulbs

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15 Nov 2019 23:35 #215679 by cailean
The Swift Sport is good fun, under-rated and tunable too.

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16 Nov 2019 10:59 #215687 by facade

Caelite wrote: I find most modern cars brakes are like that, hugely over assisted


I think the braking effort depends on the distance down the pedal goes, not the pressure applied, I'm used to pressing against something........:unsure:

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)

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17 Nov 2019 20:18 #215722 by Lambert
I have had a few cars like that, they stop well enough but the pedal feels so soft that it could keep going to the floor, my civic was horrible for it.

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19 Nov 2019 21:22 #215785 by wombat
Having recently changed my jimny for a new swift sport I know what you mean about the brakes. At low speeds you only have to look at the brake pedal and the car stops instantly, but above around 15mph they are more progressive,and seem to improve when stopping from higher speeds. Would also like to say i love the swift but am missing the jimny, but swmbo hates the look of the new jimnys ,if they where available !!:( :(

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