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    Hi all,

    I have come to the realization that my polo is just not good enough for the hobbies i have, (avid hunter,fisherman and outdoorsman) i was wondering if the Suzuki "way of life" Jimny would be the best way to go.

    I have been looking and have seen that bakkies are just way over priced, and do not fit the "Specs" that i am looking for, a good off roader with low mileage a service plan, warranty and a general great vehicle for under 210K

    I dont have any kids as i am still a laat lammetjie, and generally its just me and a mate who go on crazy adventures in my polo.

    Would the Jimny be big enough? My worry is that it might be a little to small?? does a draw system in the back help??

    What is the after service like?

    Thanks for your input guys.

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    I think you know me

    Anyway, can't go wrong with a Jimny
    But if u go out w 2 dogs, there's room only for 3 g/fowl

    Going for eland, get a trailer

    Anyway, Jimny is great, but small. Look at a Chinese bakkie maybe, in same price range
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    hello Mr Voigt

    hahaha fancy meeting you here!!!

    I have had a look at the GWM's but have read some really bad reviews, and im not really to sure about the after market service!

    Also the GWM doesnt have a good trade in value.

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    If you need space, Jimny is not for you.
    If you need speed, Jimny is not for you.

    If you like smiling, Jimny is totally for you.

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    The Jimny is a fantastic vehicle. Very capable off-road. Holds it's value - 2009 models are currently retailing for the same (and sometimes more) than I paid for SWAMBO's in 2011. So far it has been very cheap to run and maintain. Best thing about Jimny - if you can't find parking at the local mall - just stop, pick it up and put in your pocket.

    Don't buy Chinese - you will hate it and will battle to sell it or trade-in.

    There are threads on this forum from guys who have built in drawers etc. Also check out May 2011 edition of Drive Out Magazine. There is an article about a husband, wife and baby who travelled to the Richtersveld in a Jimny.

    I saw a Jimny the other day with a roof rack and Roof Top Tent - looked very cool!!!
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    You have oceans of room after taking the back seats out.

    We chose 6 cheap and light ammo boxes instead of a drawer system. A friend uses the same 6 ammo boxes in his Landy. If you tent they slide neatly under stretchers. There is room in the back for a 52l fridge too.

    For overlanding to increase Jimny's range we have a couple of jerries on a roof rack.
    Recommend the Frontrunner racks.

    Suzuki service is good in Cape Town.

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    SWAMBO just bought a brand new Jimny on Friday from Suzuki JHB South. The service was impeccable. Absolutely brilliant. I have always bought from Toyota and must say, the guys in Toyota PTA need to learn from these guys.

    And the vehicle is impressive. Took it 4x4 on Saturday and it was very capable!

    Many people complain about the power on the long road. I took it on the long road, I had no issues, but then again I get consumption on my D/C hilux 3.0 d4-d of 10.8-11.2km/l (so I drive like a granny ... ).

    So yeah I would definitely suggest you go for it!

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    Thanks for the response guys.

    Went to test drive it on Saturday, absolutely fell in love with the vehicle.

    Will probably wait till the new year to get it( going to have to save a bit of dollar for it)

    Cannot wait to Join you guys on the 4x4 days!!!!

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