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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

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Noggin and Natter - pre-event chat - Old Bell at Grazeley (part of hotel) 7:30pm 19th October

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2019 Jimny - Real Life Experience + Feedback

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09 Feb 2019 23:16 #202885 by Gadget
It's just like driving a 2CV, I really enjoyed the buffeting today!
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09 Feb 2019 23:31 #202887 by Lambert
Enjoy is not the first word that springs for high wind driving. Suffer. Tolerate. Avoid. These are nearer the mark.

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10 Feb 2019 13:22 #202898 by saxj
I fitted better coils and shocks. It makes a big difference in wind

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10 Feb 2019 20:02 #202925 by Bob1050
Today the Jimny went off on a relaxed tour to the furthest reaches of a Supermarket Car Park. Didn't require the selection of 4WD although I was careful to park well away from the mass of cars who dent each others doors, scrape their bumpers and take direct hits from shopping trolleys. Returning to the Jimny we noted a car parked next to us, that will be very familiar to those of you who watch 'Police Interceptors' on the TV. The black Audi had a couple of occupants who were undertaking a very close study of the Jimny and as we approached they feigned disinterest but then wanted to know more about the spec. Apparently the 'rarity factor' really appealed to them or maybe they were simply adding it to their next shopping wish-list. Don't fancy being the first new Jimny owner on the forum to report it stolen. Other than that it was the usual pleasant Jimny driving experience.

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10 Feb 2019 20:10 #202926 by Gadget
I took mine offroad for the first time yesterday. Ok, so it involved bumping up a kerb and cresting a 2ft high grassy bank in order to drop my son at cubs as the parking was a nightmare, but it was still great. :laugh: Without the ground clearance I'd have left bits of exhaust scattered across the grass. :)

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12 Feb 2019 20:53 #203067 by Bob1050
Interesting day today as the odometer hit the 1000 mile mark. The computer reports an average of 42mpg over 1000 miles which has been a real mix of urban journeys, motorways, dual carriageways and a few miles on farm tracks up a hill. To date not a single component has failed, nor is there any reason to return the Jimny for a warranty claim or three - unlike my previous Solihull built product. Have to say I'm fairly impressed with the ownership experience to date and nothing having failed, rattled loose or irritating me big time. The Kinetic Yellow colour is a real hoot and I can never lose sight of it in car parks amongst the sea of monochromatic black, white and silver cars. Had a few Land Rover drivers give me a thumbs up on passing but still to be passed by another Jimny.

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12 Feb 2019 21:40 #203070 by GeorgeC

Gadget wrote: It's just like driving a 2CV, I really enjoyed the buffeting today!

You remind me of crossing Pont St Nazaire, near Nantes in France. The most frightening drive of my life in a 2CV, but I loved it!

"Nobody expects The Spanish Inquisition."
www.aveoforum.com/forum/f118/seniors-jim...-suzuki-jimny-23477/
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17 Feb 2019 21:56 #203372 by Bob1050
Another few hundred miles clocked up over the past few days. Loaded the Jimny up with 4 full sized adults and went across the country from West to East and return. Bizarre fact of the trip was average fuel consumption of 42mpg - so the additional weight appears to make no difference to fuel consumption. What was evident though was a feeling that the Jimny felt more 'planted' on the road in high wind conditions with the extra weight aboard. The vehicle continues to attract attention with several folk taking pictures of it - even as they overtook us on the motorway. So if you like driving about incognito and behaving like a furtive fugitive - the new 2019 Jimny in Kinetic Yellow is not the car you should choose. Late night driving on country roads once again confirms that the front lights are absolutely superb and the only negative comments within this household, relate to the operation of the front seats - which irritate users big time when retrieving people or goods from the rear. Another first was seeing two other Jimnys on the road - although neither was the current model - so the new model still appears to be 'rarer than hen's teeth'.
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21 Feb 2019 22:11 #203624 by Bob1050
Well the Jimny has clocked up a few more miles on 'business' use this week. Mainly pottering up the motorway and dual carriageway to another site where I have a project to progress. Result is that fuel consumption has increased to 43 mpg sitting at 55 - 60 mph in 5th gear. Still getting a lot of attention from folk that haven't seen one before - interestingly Land Rover owners seem drawn to it by a strange magnetic like force. Still zero defects to report and even after a few hundred miles of driving in filthy weather, the Kinetic Yellow doesn't look as dirty as I might have expected. I will endeavour to give it a thorough clean this weekend.

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22 Feb 2019 03:03 #203633 by Max Headroom
...And I still haven't seen one in the real world :(


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22 Feb 2019 09:39 #203661 by GeorgeC

Max Headroom wrote: ...And I still haven't seen one in the real world :(

I can pick you up from Perth Airport in mine, you can drive me home! :)

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www.aveoforum.com/forum/f118/seniors-jim...-suzuki-jimny-23477/

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22 Feb 2019 11:39 #203668 by Max Headroom
Heheh

you're on - I'll be there in five mins ;) :cheer:


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