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Buddhuu's 2015 Jimny SZ4

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10 May 2019 09:27 #207657 by buddhuu
Hi all.

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I just got my 3rd Gen3 Jimny. I bought a brand new JLX back in 2001 and (due entirely to my negligence) eventually killed the engine and let the floor rot away. After that, I bought a used 2007 Jimny. That one apparently had serious corrosion issues when I bought it - which had been concealed with filler and paint. It also had frame and suspension issues that I was told must have been due to a serious accident in its past. It lasted a couple of years for us. Anyway, enough of the shameful history of Buddhuu the Jimny Killer.

The SZ4 I just bought from a Mitsubishi dealer is a 2015 example. It seems immaculate, has about 50k clocked up, and runs beautifully. After the last one, I took what precautions I could against being sold another lemon, but this one seems really nice. I traded in a very nice 2006 5-door RAV4 for the Jimny. TBH, nice though it was, I only ever bought the Toyota because I couldn't find a decent Jimny at the time I was car shopping. My wife won't drive something the size of the RAV but she's quite happy in a Jimny, and we're downsizing from two cars to one.

Not sure what I'll do about mods yet. We've never been serious off-roaders beyond taking advantage of 4x4 to get to awkward places. One thing is certain though: something has to be done about those speakers...

Hopefully, I've attached a few pics.

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And whether the skin be black or white as the snow,
Of kith and of kin we are one, be it right, be it wrong,
As long as our hearts beat true to the lilt of a song.
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10 May 2019 09:38 #207659 by Lambert
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Welcome to the forum. Nice colour!

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10 May 2019 09:55 #207661 by Andy2640
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Love that colour too. Its kinda like range rovers "corris grey". Always liked that shade, so much so.....i painted my rc4wd landy in it.

Anyways...... welcome to the forum.

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A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.

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10 May 2019 10:18 #207664 by buddhuu
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Thanks, guys. :)

The original plan was to get a Gen4 but that preposterous waiting list put paid to that idea. Maybe in a couple of years...

If anyone has any heads-ups about known issues with this 2015 model, or things to watch out for on the maintenance side, I'd be grateful. Equally, any suggestions for modest, fun mods are welcome. Where hands-on work is concerned, I'm a guitar repairer, not a mechanic so nothing too ambitious, LOL.

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And whether the skin be black or white as the snow,
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As long as our hearts beat true to the lilt of a song.

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10 May 2019 10:32 #207665 by Lambert
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They are generally reliable and very easy to work on. Biggest thing is rust prevention measures which are regularly discussed on here and as they get older the front axle will need some looking after as the king pin bearings are notorious. Beyond that it's just routine oils etc. There's tons of information in the wiki section at the top.

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10 May 2019 10:39 #207668 by buddhuu
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Thanks, Lambert. Working my way through the wiki is on the to-do list, as is checking it for rust when I get some ramps. The doors, sills and rear floor all look ok from up top.

I'm about to move house from Hertfordshire to Cornwall. When looking for a house to rent I'll keep my fingers crossed for a garage with a pit. I'm getting a bit old for sliding around horizontally underneath a car looking at bits I don't understand...

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And whether the skin be black or white as the snow,
Of kith and of kin we are one, be it right, be it wrong,
As long as our hearts beat true to the lilt of a song.

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