Re: Suzuki Jimny

March 14th, 2019, 9:17 pm

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I'v always had a soft spot for these kinds of things since the Geo Tracker :-D

Re: Suzuki Jimny

March 15th, 2019, 9:07 am

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rkuchinsky wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Look OK. But cheap cars drive cheap.

I'm guessing it is one of those things that is good from far, but far from good.

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Richard, Jimny is a very good car for the main markets that is targeting. Japanese, Asian ones and in European as a rental car in southern countries (lot's of them). I rented once the last generation and went to isolated beaches where the access was difficult (rough gravel, steep uphills/downhills). But Jimny is superb as a off-roader and compact for the narrow streets in Asia and Europe.
On the tarmac though the story is different.
Japan actually kept more Jimnys than it intended once the demand exceeded their expectations.

Re: Suzuki Jimny

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steppenwolf wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 9:07 am
rkuchinsky wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Look OK. But cheap cars drive cheap.

I'm guessing it is one of those things that is good from far, but far from good.

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Richard, Jimny is a very good car for the main markets that is targeting. Japanese, Asian ones and in European as a rental car in southern countries (lot's of them). I rented once the last generation and went to isolated beaches where the access was difficult (rough gravel, steep uphills/downhills). But Jimny is superb as a off-roader and compact for the narrow streets in Asia and Europe.
On the tarmac though the story is different.
Japan actually kept more Jimnys than it intended once the demand exceeded their expectations.
I didn't question if it was popular or capable offload, but a good car? ie. one you'd actually want to own/drive.

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Re: Suzuki Jimny

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rkuchinsky wrote:
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I didn't question if it was popular or capable offload, but a good car? ie. one you'd actually want to own/drive.

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If it's popular and capable offroad then how could it be a bad car?
Looks great, cheap price, drives functionally fine for 90% of the time which is just sitting in traffic, and reflects a lifestyle people want on weekends.
I'd get one.

Re: Suzuki Jimny

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mas wrote:
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Looks great, cheap price, drives functionally fine for 90% of the time which is just sitting in traffic, and reflects a lifestyle people want on weekends.
Sounds like an appliance to me. Not something I'd like to live with. But that's just me.

I think we as designers (if anyone) should hope for better.

How about inspiring? Enjoyable? A great overall experience? Something you love? Something you want to keep?

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Re: Suzuki Jimny

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This can almost go in the concept vs. production thread with all that added plastic compared to the first image...
Anyhow I wonder how they drive but the Suzuki's are becoming more popular these days.
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Re: Suzuki Jimny

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VW Beetle is awful in everyway, but I think it's a car everyone should drive. I've looked at getting a Super Beetle convertible as a summer car and I'm sure I would adore it. I see the same things in the Jimny. It's like a modern VW Thing.
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