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Looking for Jimny

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18 Sep 2022 13:55 #245001 by pmchardy
Looking for Jimny was created by pmchardy
I am looking for a first car for my daughter. I am looking for some thing that will deal with farm tracks, is cheap to insure and does not cost the earth to repair. I am looking for a car that can be worked on without a degree in computers or more specialised tools than NASA has. So I think a Jimny would be ideal.

So looking for a decent, does not have to be perfect, model 2001 - 2005, Sensible price. I am based in Central Scotland but happy to go down to the North of England for the right car. Manual, Hard top, sub 80K, I think.

If you have any thing, or know of any thing, then I would be grateful if you let me  know.

Peter

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19 Sep 2022 08:21 #245007 by DrRobin
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A Jimny will certainly deal with farm tracks and a whole lot more, they are very capable off road. They are easy to work on at home, but the four wheel drive complicates it a bit. So yes that ticks a few boxes.

Not sure if one will be cheap to insure, the renewal for mine has just jumped by 25% for no reason at all.

Jimnys are still commanding a premium price since they stopped importing the four seater car to the UK and now only import a 2 seater light commercial, but n limited numbers. This has pushed up the price of newish Jimnys a lot and it filtered down to older ones as well.

Apart from the usual mechanicals with an older car Jimnys are prone to rust, so read the wiki on here and have a good look at the known rust spots. Rust can be dealt with by cutting the piece out and welding in a new piece.

Hope that helps

Robin

2011 Blue Jimny SZ3, Hankook Dynapro/Maxxis Worm-Drive, BB Classics BB6 Sports Seats, Radius Arm protectors, Android Head, DAB, 360 Camera, TPMS, K&N, Bosch Aerotwin, boot light, parcel shelf, boot box, dash box, Osram Nightbreakers, CTEK Battery Sense, Front & Rear Recovery points, CB Radio.

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19 Sep 2022 09:38 #245008 by pmchardy
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Yes that confirms my thoughts. Now I just need to find one at a sensible price and not at the other end of the country :-) I had a look at the buyers guide for the known rust areas etc.

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01 Oct 2022 18:22 - 01 Oct 2022 18:23 #245264 by pmchardy
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Got one 2010 JIMNY ESTATE - 1.3 VVT SZ4

insurance £150 for the year self and wife, sounds OK fully comp 250 excess. The road tax was a bit of a surprise though!

:-)
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02 Oct 2022 11:25 - 02 Oct 2022 11:26 #245272 by Scimike
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Well done, sure you are going to enjoy it.

The Jimny has been manufactured for so many years it highlights the Government failure to tax emissions, you get penalised on the year of manufacture for what is essentially the same vehicle. Still they have a second chance to do better when they start to tax E vehicles. 

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