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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

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Ermintrude may be on borrowed time.

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16 Apr 2019 15:56 #206219 by Lambert
It is a sad day. Management has sounded the death knell for my beloved Ermintrude. Apparently 91k and 8 years old is too old for a working vehicle as it is anyone's guess as to how much longer the reliability will hold out and she is starting to show her age cosmetically. I am gutted and have been raging against the decision all day. The only upside is that she might be being replaced with a very late gen3 but an automatic.

Much sadness and wailing and gnashing of teeth. I don't want another one, I love mine. And the cost of replacement will cover a number of years of repairs. But it is all falling on deaf ears. Woe is me and my beloved Ermintrude.

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16 Apr 2019 16:04 #206222 by Guy 2
Sympathy - you do sort of get attached to them.

I'm currently selling an old Merc, and keep having 'pangs' every time I look at it.
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16 Apr 2019 19:53 #206244 by Scimike
I've just exchanged a much newer, lower mileage, high tech modern vehicle for my "new" much older than Ermintrude Jimny.
My new "old" Jimmy's has been perfect for over the last 12 months, the new modern reliable vehicle went wrong every 4 months on average and was way too complex for me to fix, resulting in £££££ in garage bills.
Sometimes logic is not best, follow your heart.
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16 Apr 2019 20:55 #206245 by Max Headroom
Yes thats the exact same reasons why I sold my beautiful SAAB 93 Convertible, Scimike :unsure:


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS

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17 Apr 2019 04:03 #206254 by Lambert
This is why I have been having the major foot stamping session. Ermintrude is a good car. Binning her on a whim at half life makes no sense. I intend to find out who has been putting these ideas into management's head and expose them as a liar. Apart from anything else I don't think that there is a much more reliable vehicle than a Jimny for what we're doing and expecting totally fault free motoring is unrealistic.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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18 Apr 2019 04:35 #206313 by Lambert
It's sounding like a foregone conclusion that I am staring down the barrel of an automatic one. So lemonade out of lemons I suppose. I have been thinking about the essential characteristics of the auto Jimny and with the experience I already have I am thinking about a more cruise oriented approach to the new one if and when it comes. Ermintrude is a very full on experience and I can't help but drive accordingly when the opportunity presents itself. Obviously I will be transferring the tunes to seating and probably replicating the brakes but it is whether I replicate the same suspension or go for a softer one that is more about riding nice than towing and cornering? I don't know.

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