Slumming it in the Jimny

Slumming it in the Jimny

I swapped the Ford Fairmont for a Suzuki Jimny. The second cheapest new car in the New Zealand market has a longer list of what it hasn’t got than what it has! You don’t even get a clock for your sub-$17,000 jalopy. There’s no electric windows, no electric mirrors, no ABS, no central locking, no immobilser, no adjustable steering wheel, etc. But, the Jimny is quite capable in the rough stuff. It weighs seven tenths of nowt, and so it doesn’t bog down like larger 4WD cars do.

I swapped the Ford Fairmont for a Suzuki Jimny. The second cheapest new car in the New Zealand market has a longer list of what it hasn’t got than what it has! You don’t even get a clock for your sub-$17,000 jalopy. There’s no electric windows, no electric mirrors, no ABS, no central locking, no immobilser, no adjustable steering wheel, etc. But, the Jimny is quite capable in the rough stuff. It weighs seven tenths of nowt, and so it doesn’t bog down like larger 4WD cars do.

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