Farewell Jimny JX – I enjoyed the biceps workout

Farewell Jimny JX – I enjoyed the biceps workout

I actually can’t believe I ended up liking the Jimny. For something so utilitarian, with no air conditioning and a very underpowered engine, it was kind of endearing. I think that the reason is because it’s an engaging drive. I’m a bit bored with the cosseting nature of most cars; they go where you point them without much fuss. The Jimny isn’t like this. Your biceps get a workout at speed, especially in a crosswind because it fidgets over the road surface at every opportunity. This is good. Perhaps all youngsters should learn to drive in a Jimny- not too much power, not too much grip, handling to keep a modicum of terror present when driving, and if you come a cropper and end up off-road, you can drive out with the Jimny’s superior 4WD! At the other end of the scale I now have the Kia Carens. It has seven seats. It’s got soft suspension. It has a bag hook in the passenger footwell. I don’t think it would pull out of a boggy situation, but then I never plan to get into one. It’s a solid, quality feeling car, but my newfound biceps won’t get such a workout.

I actually can’t believe I ended up liking the Jimny. For something so utilitarian, with no air conditioning and a very underpowered engine, it was kind of endearing. I think that the reason is because it’s an engaging drive. I’m a bit bored with the cosseting nature of most cars; they go where you point them without much fuss. The Jimny isn’t like this. Your biceps get a workout at speed, especially in a crosswind because it fidgets over the road surface at every opportunity. This is good. Perhaps all youngsters should learn to drive in a Jimny- not too much power, not too much grip, handling to keep a modicum of terror present when driving, and if you come a cropper and end up off-road, you can drive out with the Jimny’s superior 4WD! At the other end of the scale I now have the Kia Carens. It has seven seats. It’s got soft suspension. It has a bag hook in the passenger footwell. I don’t think it would pull out of a boggy situation, but then I never plan to get into one. It’s a solid, quality feeling car, but my newfound biceps won’t get such a workout.

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