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Jimny 4wd next to the big boys

July 18, 2019 — BarryK

I posted about the new Suzuki Jimny 4wd earlier this year:

If you live in the USA, you cannot buy a Jimny, as Suzuki withdrew from the USA in 2013. A trip down to Mexico maybe?

Of course, what you do have in the US is the Jeep Wrangler and probably others. Bigger vehicles though. I was amused yesterday when I saw some photos of the Jimny alongside a couple of these. Firstly, alongside a Toyota Landcruiser:


And next to a Ford Ranger:


...amusing, hey! Looks like a toy car.

There are videos on YouTube of the Jimny versus various bigger vehicles. Here is Jimny versus Wrangler:

...prices are Australian Dollars. Here is another, up against a Wrangler Rubicon: 

...don't want to imply that's the kind of activity I would want to indulge in. For me, just want to get to campsites situated along soft sandy tracks, a much less underbody-punishing activity!  Also, corrugated roads -- here in Australia we have a lot of roads in the outback that are gravel and extremely corrugated, that is, have bone-shaking ripples. A genuine 4wd off-roader has long-travel suspension and rigid chassis designed to take that punishment. 

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