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14 Feb 2024 14:10 - 14 Feb 2024 14:16 #254308 by lightning
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l know it's been on here before, but what do people think of the five door Jimny?

lt's now in general release in other countries and l think it's a shame you can't get one in the U.K.
l think Suzuki would sell all they were allowed to import.

The three door is great but just too small for many businesses, including mine.

As with the new Defender, l think the three door looks better but the five door does work well. Presumably it's not possible to import one, like the "grey imports" in the 2000's

l remember back in the early 2000's when l was a biker we'd often find ourselves at the grey imports dealer who had around £2,000 off bikes such as the Suzuki GSXR 600.





 
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14 Feb 2024 14:21 #254309 by mlines
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Suzuki have stated they will not be bringing them in.

Grey import is possible but as you may have seen the insurers will make sure its not viable.

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235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
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14 Feb 2024 15:39 #254311 by rogerzilla
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I see a lot of brand new grey import normal Jimnys coming in now (you can get autos and everything).  Presumably these are insurable as most of the parts are common to UK spec?

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14 Feb 2024 17:24 - 14 Feb 2024 17:24 #254316 by Scimike
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I suspect that if the base vehicle was officially sold in the UK then a grey import of the same is less likely to give insurance issues. It's certainly true of our Toyota MR2 which is a Jap Grey import. Better spec interior but otherwise the same car as UK sold.
The 5 door Jimny is however a totally different body, it's not just trim levels, so I can see insurers getting cold feet on this variant, less so a grey import 2 door.
Of course just making conversation, in no way is my gut feeling backed by and practical Jimny Grey Import insurance experience.

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14 Feb 2024 17:43 #254318 by lightning
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l like it, if they were available l would buy one for sure. l imagine it would be better able to tow a small caravan due to the longer wheelbase.





 
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14 Feb 2024 18:11 #254319 by jlines
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Originally I didn’t like it but after seeing a few modified ones I can see some potential in it (it’s also available in Red which I love) and would probably buy if they were available to the UK market but that won’t happen due to the engine and getting it through the various EU tests plus it would start competing with the vitara. As others have said some import car dealers have started advertising them on auto trader but trying to get one insured with be the biggest killer as most won’t touch being an import. It does seem to be underpowered though so I would be installing a turbo onto it straight away if I had one.

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14 Feb 2024 18:26 #254320 by Lambert
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Is it able to tow more?

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14 Feb 2024 22:04 #254323 by mlines
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It's listed as being the same towing capacity as the 3 door

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14 Feb 2024 22:10 #254324 by Roger Fairclough
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No doubt based on engine power.

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14 Feb 2024 23:30 #254325 by Scimike
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No doubt based on engine power.

Roger

What is the actual capacity of the G4, any increase on the G3? I suspect it's the same, but asking the question to those that have the figures printed on the VC5

 

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15 Feb 2024 06:03 #254326 by Lambert
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1300kg same as the 3. It's not so much about power as much as it's about mounting structures. It's why most modern uni bodies are unable to tow like their predecessors, a good survivable crash structure is either compromised by a towbar or isn't sturdy enough to take much more than three quarters of the vehicles weight as a trailer, even if its the hot boi version with more power than it knows what to do with.

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15 Feb 2024 20:47 #254356 by jackonlyjack
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I would consider the Toyota rock hopper coming this year 
Hi and low transfer, live axles, ladder chassis 
Just over 4m in length 
Engine sizes to be announced 

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