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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenFire View Post
    Buddy seems to me like you really like commenting on everything, your Jeep is really not the be all and end all of 4x4's so congratulate the guy on his Jimny and stop with the comments, fact of the matter is those little suzuki 4x4's are legends and his little Jimny will most likely go places your Jeep won't even be able too...
    Haha, the only place that thing will go that I can't is a rabbit hole!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PenthouseNinja View Post
    Haha, the only place that thing will go that I can't is a rabbit hole!

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    It's so nice to see we can all play together nicely!!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenFire View Post
    Buddy seems to me like you really like commenting on everything, your Jeep is really not the be all and end all of 4x4's so congratulate the guy on his Jimny and stop with the comments, fact of the matter is those little suzuki 4x4's are legends and his little Jimny will most likely go places your Jeep won't even be able too...
    +1

    I enjoy my Fortuner with OME and BFG AT tyres etc., but I know that the Jimny is a more capable 4x4 by far - no question. Size is not everything - size is actually a disadvantage when the route becomes technical!
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    Hi, Enjoy it, think it is brilliant vehicle. Was also in the market for one, but needs change and family grew. Just to small now. If I could afford it as a 3rd vehicle I'd get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenthouseNinja View Post
    Haha, the only place that thing will go that I can't is a rabbit hole!







    Quote Originally Posted by KimballR View Post
    +1

    I enjoy my Fortuner with OME and BFG AT tyres etc., but I know that the Jimny is a more capable 4x4 by far - no question. Size is not everything - size is actually a disadvantage when the route becomes technical!
    I know the liitle zook is capable but i would'nt go so far as to say its more capable than a Fortuner.
    In some situations maybe like you say the size might be a disadvantage for the bigger vehicles but then again there will be terrain where the smaller size will be at a disadvantage.
    I think Matroosberg for instance in the Zook while possible will be much more comfortable drive in the Tuna. Then again, it will feel like a massive challenge overcome in the Jimny

    Quote Originally Posted by Frans E View Post
    Hi, Enjoy it, think it is brilliant vehicle. Was also in the market for one, but needs change and family grew. Just to small now. If I could afford it as a 3rd vehicle I'd get one.
    Thanks Frans.
    Yeah its small but its fun!
    Today will be a little test. 3 adults, bags, chapmans peak, some hiking gear , along the coast then to Stellies and wine routes to take a visiting friend wine tasting etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox View Post
    I know the liitle zook is capable but i would'nt go so far as to say its more capable than a Fortuner.
    ya, that would be going a bit far.
    We had a Hilux 3.0 D4D with us yesterday at de Wildt. Man, that thing was impressive. Just idled up and down Gert se Klip. I had to use 2000 rpm up and lotsa brakes down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenthouseNinja View Post
    Haha, the only place that thing will go that I can't is a rabbit hole!
    Can't wait to hear stories of how you got stuck in the sand and he came cruising by...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenFire View Post
    Can't wait to hear stories of how you got stuck in the sand and he came cruising by...
    Then I hope you're a very patient man!
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    Yes Jimny's are so nimble they just hover over the sand dunes.

    Of course they never need to tow an oiltanker.

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    J just
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    - But Nick those Jeep's have incredible power. Love to own one but sadly can't afford it. Yours with the mods looks stunning! What has it cost you thus far?

    By the way I see Britz 4x4 rentals now has a fleet of Sahara's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistral View Post
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    - But Nick those Jeep's have incredible power. Love to own one but sadly can't afford it. Yours with the mods looks stunning! What has it cost you thus far?

    By the way I see Britz 4x4 rentals now has a fleet of Sahara's.
    Well, everything together which includes:
    * Purchasing the vehicle
    * Transport to CT from JHB on the back of a truck
    * Full inspection and service
    * Lift kit
    * Quick disconnects
    * Throttle Body Spacer
    * Tyres
    * Rims
    * Rear recovery points
    * Cat removed
    * Bumper cut
    * New portable air compressor (mine blew up a little while ago
    * Steering damper
    * New bumpstops
    * all installation costs

    .... I managed to get change for my R85k budget. You buy Jimny for R185k? I can buy a lot of fuel for R100k
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    Hi PHN.....

    I also thought what you thought of the Jimny.
    I was totally wrong......this little bugger can go most places. Sure, its small, but for its size and shortness, it fits into places where the normal vehicle battles. If driven properly, with some M/T and a little lift, it keeps up with the best of us.

    We have a lot of Jimnys on our forums , and there are always one or two that pop into to do a trail with us.
    I have never had a problem with any of them with not keeping up with us. They are brilliant for their size.
    Dewalt and ChrisF ....both their Jimnys impressed me.
    They struggle with a middlemannetjie though, and i dont think that is serious enough to warrant an opinion.

    Look at the post on the French Jimny.....a real machine....
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    Nox, Congrats and I hope that you have a better relationship with Suzuki as what I have with them at the moment. My nearest Suzuki Dealer is mainly to blame why I am now ending my 2 year "partnership" with my Jimny. By the end of next week I probably have another vehicle and definitely not a Zook again.

    And PHN my new vehicle is not a Jeep. I have enough problems as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFROAD ADDICT View Post
    Hi PHN.....

    I also thought what you thought of the Jimny.
    I was totally wrong......this little bugger can go most places. Sure, its small, but for its size and shortness, it fits into places where the normal vehicle battles. If driven properly, with some M/T and a little lift, it keeps up with the best of us.
    Um.... haven't I said this already? I have never once said they were USELESS offroad have I?
    Quote Originally Posted by PenthouseNinja View Post
    I think a Jimny would be a nice start as a toy for a beginner: get a nice lift in, bigger tyres (supercharge if you get that far) and man you gonna have a fun vehicle.
    There you go.

    Quote Originally Posted by OFFROAD ADDICT View Post
    We have a lot of Jimnys on our forums , and there are always one or two that pop into to do a trail with us. I have never had a problem with any of them with not keeping up with us.
    To be fair though you'd struggle to keep up with us too so the bar isn't set too high
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    Quote Originally Posted by PenthouseNinja View Post
    Um.... haven't I said this already? I have never once said they were USELESS offroad have I?

    There you go.


    To be fair though you'd struggle to keep up with us too so the bar isn't set too high
    To be fair, you have baled out on every outing with us so far, so i cant really say.
    But i have a bakkie, its not a Jeep . So definitely no competition there.

    Later in the year, come out with us. PHN. We would love to have you with us.
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    @Nox........Congrats on the Jimny Norman! I'm sure you are going to have loads of fun.

    @PHN.......go easy on the little people

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    Thanks Neil!
    Did 300 odd killometers today. 3 adults, gear, supplies etc and she didnt put a foot wrong and it was comfortable for all. 4 adults might be a stretch though as I am tall and put the seat pretty far back.

    I dont mind PHN, every forum has a hen.
    Cluck, cluck , cluck peckeeee! Egg laid.

    Piet Im sorry to hear that. So far I have been extremely impressed, best dealership Ive ever dealt with tbh, and I have bought my fair share of vehicles.

    Hopefully it extends to the service centre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nox View Post
    I know the liitle zook is capable but i would'nt go so far as to say its more capable than a Fortuner.
    In some situations maybe like you say the size might be a disadvantage for the bigger vehicles but then again there will be terrain where the smaller size will be at a disadvantage.
    I think Matroosberg for instance in the Zook while possible will be much more comfortable drive in the Tuna. Then again, it will feel like a massive challenge overcome in the Jimny
    Obviously the Tuna and the Jimny are very different vehicles. Compared to the Tuna, the Jimny will not be as comfortable, not be able to eat up the long tar roads, (very) limited packing space etc. But in true technical rock conditions it can only be very good.

    I do some technical routes in the Richtersveld where (generally) smaller vehicles perform better. Tight rock routes are very difficult in a 105 series cruiser, but would be a breeze in a Jimny. I have read a post where someone in a Jimny did a route (alone) through an area in the Richtersveld conservancy which is quite a challenge for us to do, but according to his post sounded very easy in the Jimny.

    If you look at the original WW2 Jeep (which was roughly the size of a Jimny), they forged a reputation for off road performance that the Jeep brand still rides on.... Would not like to travel any distance on tar in one of these original jeeps, but when the going gets really tough...
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    Very interesting Kimball.
    Well on our trip yesterday, there was a cleared out patch of veld where guys where parking. There where a lot vehicles and parking space was limmited. Well in front of me was a very nice looking Isuzu bakkie. He had to make 3 point turns to traverse the lanes where I easily turned. Then he tried to get into a space, no go, i reversed into it and up onto a mound of dirt. I appreciated the Zooks size and nimbleness there, and the guy in the Isuzu and his wife laughed at us and showed a thumbs up.
    Im sure it will come in handy in the tough stuff.
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    Nice Jim-jim Nox.

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