Cost of maintaining a Jimny





Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 40

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    9
    Thanked: 8

    Default Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Hi everyone,

    I am looking at getting a Jimny (2nd hand) as I find myself increasingly needing 4x4 capabilities and I'm tired of getting stuck with the i10.

    But I would like some advice from long term Jimny owners (particularly those with >200k on the clock). How is the Jimny's performance affected by age? Does the maintenance costs and fuel consumption go up significantly beyond 100k on the clock?

    I am looking at getting an older Jimny (due to financial limitations), but I wonder if the R60k discount is worth it, or will an older Jimny cost me more in the long run due to additional maintenance costs and fuel?

    Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by Pandafish; 2018/12/11 at 08:49 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Pietermaritzburg
    Age
    64
    Posts
    799
    Thanked: 161

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Kept our Jimny till about 130k and although not near your 200k mark we never spent anything except for regular service items, one set of tyres and a steering damper modification.
    Gen 4 Pajero GLX 3.2 DiD
    Forum Radio Licence 1037

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Diversions For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    44
    Posts
    1,088
    Thanked: 802

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    When you buy a Jimny, it is a never ending expenditure, then you need radial cup protectors, then you need lockers, then you need a lift kit, then you need a drawer system, etc etc etc
    Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people - Eleanor Roosevelt.

  5. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to JCMostert For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Roodepoort
    Age
    54
    Posts
    5,599
    Thanked: 330

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Maintenance is relatively cheap on the Jimny's. Unless as JCMostert implies, the bug bites and you end up in the never ending modification cycle.
    Vic

    "We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!"

    2019 Suzuki Jimny - 235/75R15 M/T's, lifted
    EX 2012 Suzuki Jimny 1.5 - 215R15C's, Steel undies, lifted and locked. - CRASHED
    EX 1984 Suzuki SJ410 - 245/75R15 Muddies, Nissan A15 Motor, OME's - SOLD
    EX 2008 Suzuki Jimny - 215R15C's, Mounty's Rock Sliders, tow-bar
    EX 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ OME's 30x9.5 A/Ts

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to saxj For This Useful Post:


  8. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    9
    Thanked: 8

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Thanks for all the replies so far.

    I will definitely be getting into the mods at some stage, but those will be optional expenses if and when the funds become available.

    In terms of the Jimny's services, what do these typically cost?

    And except for the reduction in fuel efficiency associated with some of these mods (larger AT tires and roofrack), does the Jimny's fuel consumption worsen with age or does this remain fairly constant if properly maintained?

    I apologise if these are silly questions, but on a student budget every rand counts.

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    366
    Thanked: 51

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Mine has seemed Pretty constant, other than fuel increasing slightly after fitting bigger tyres. I dont have a lot of mileage on the vehicle but, I have not had any issues, besides having to cut a bit after fitting other tyres.

    Last Major Service(From Suzuki):
    Gasket - 9.12
    4 Plugs - 128.28
    Air Filter - 292
    Oil Filter - 82.37
    Oil - 200
    Labour - 782

    Total: R1717.83

    Which is practically a major service, other than wear and tear items like brakes etc

    This was a year ago, so might be slightly more now.
    Probably one of the better 4x4s on Maintenence costs.

    As for Fuel consumption, I wish it were a bit better, I get 10km/L but thats because of my driving style
    ---------------------------------------------
    2014 Jimny with some Bits & Bobs
    ---------------------------------------------
    Made By Suzuki Tweaked by Kril
    ---------------------------------------------

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to ...kRiLLiN... For This Useful Post:


  11. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    29
    Posts
    2,972
    Thanked: 2162

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Jimny cant be expensive.

    It is then so small, like a platkar

    Yes, I'm stirring
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

    André Opperman

  12. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    De Wildt
    Age
    57
    Posts
    38,801
    Thanked: 15105

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    Jimny cant be expensive.

    It is then so small, like a platkar

    Yes, I'm stirring
    yes, so cute, almost like a real 4x4............


    definitely stirring
    Jakes Louw
    2012 Jeep Sahara Unlimited 3.6 V6
    Percivamus

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to jelo For This Useful Post:


  14. #9
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Somewhere
    Age
    44
    Posts
    519
    Thanked: 623

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    Jimny cant be expensive.

    It is then so small, like a platkar

    Yes, I'm stirring
    I think the Jimny is probably one of the cheapest '4x4's' to run...then you have Landrover, where I have had to sell a few of my own internal organs on the black market to be able to afford.


    Quote Originally Posted by Pandafish View Post
    I apologise if these are silly questions, but on a student budget every rand counts.
    The only silly question you can ask on these forums is if you should add 2SO to diesel.
    Last edited by Naes-Landy; 2018/12/24 at 01:40 AM. Reason: Extra reference to the ongoing 2SO saga.
    A sure sign that there is in fact intelligent life elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has bothered contacting us.

  15. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Port Elizabeth
    Age
    36
    Posts
    5,708
    Thanked: 1533

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Quote Originally Posted by ...kRiLLiN... View Post
    Mine has seemed Pretty constant, other than fuel increasing slightly after fitting bigger tyres. I dont have a lot of mileage on the vehicle but, I have not had any issues, besides having to cut a bit after fitting other tyres.

    Last Major Service(From Suzuki):
    Gasket - 9.12
    4 Plugs - 128.28
    Air Filter - 292
    Oil Filter - 82.37
    Oil - 200
    Labour - 782

    Total: R1717.83

    Which is practically a major service, other than wear and tear items like brakes etc

    This was a year ago, so might be slightly more now.
    Probably one of the better 4x4s on Maintenence costs.

    As for Fuel consumption, I wish it were a bit better, I get 10km/L but thats because of my driving style
    Nothing wrong with that consumption.
    Sent from my iPhone


  16. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    366
    Thanked: 51

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    Nothing wrong with that consumption.
    Its probably kinda AVG for a Jimny, but I always thought its a bit much for a 1.3.

    Power to weight I guess. I reckon, you could get better consumption with a more powerful motor, like a 1.6 or 1.8
    ---------------------------------------------
    2014 Jimny with some Bits & Bobs
    ---------------------------------------------
    Made By Suzuki Tweaked by Kril
    ---------------------------------------------

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to ...kRiLLiN... For This Useful Post:


  18. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    85
    Thanked: 141

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Quote Originally Posted by ...kRiLLiN... View Post
    Mine has seemed Pretty constant, other than fuel increasing slightly after fitting bigger tyres.
    Just a thought.
    By fitting larger tyres the odometer will underread. The lower reading will influence the calculation of your fuel consumption figures.
    This reflects a higher fuel consumption compared to the previous tyres that had a smaller diameter although the actual distance is constant.

  19. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Benoni, Gauteng
    Age
    59
    Posts
    463
    Thanked: 50

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Hi,

    For your reference, I purchased my Jimny 5 years and 2 months ago with 102k on the clock.

    I clocked over 200k on Thursday travelling back from Sabie. In the 5 years and almost 100k km, this is what I have had to repair aside from regular servicing -

    1 x coil pack (to sort out a miss at idle) +- R500
    1 x gearbox rebuild (to sort out a very bad whine, failed bearing - 175k on clock) +- R8k
    1x clutch (replaced at gearbox removal as a precaution) +- R1.5k
    1 x windscreen (cracked by rocks from an 18 wheeler) +- R1.5k

    As most people who know me will confirm, I do use my vehicle regularly, and heavily, off road. So she has had a harder life than most.

    I do not believe that this is bad at all for the time / mileage that I have covered. She is still going storng, with her original engine, and all is well.

    :-)
    Last edited by Ericl; 2018/12/23 at 11:44 PM. Reason: spelling .... late at night
    Eric L
    ---------------------

    ME_______ - '09 SUZUKI JIMNY - Pipe Bumper / Under body Protection / Winch / Snorkel / Roof Rack / VHF+UHF Comms
    SWAMBO__ - MAHINDRA BOLERO - Feels like an SJ / loads like a truck / tows like a tank!
    RETIRED___ - '99 Gen 1 Grand Vitara / 1.6 Vitara JLX ...x2 / SJ413 SWB ...x3 / SJ413LWB ...x1 / SJ410 ...x2.

  20. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Ericl For This Useful Post:


  21. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    9
    Thanked: 8

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Quote Originally Posted by DdeJ View Post
    Just a thought.
    By fitting larger tyres the odometer will underread. The lower reading will influence the calculation of your fuel consumption figures.
    This reflects a higher fuel consumption compared to the previous tyres that had a smaller diameter although the actual distance is constant.
    What would be the most accurate way to measure distance traveled in the Jimny?

    I've read a lot of complaints regarding the accuracy of the Jimny's odometer (even without larger tires)

  22. #15
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Hillcrest, Malaysia
    Age
    64
    Posts
    18,895
    Thanked: 6614

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Quote Originally Posted by DdeJ View Post
    Just a thought.
    By fitting larger tyres the odometer will underread. The lower reading will influence the calculation of your fuel consumption figures.
    This reflects a higher fuel consumption compared to the previous tyres that had a smaller diameter although the actual distance is constant.
    You may want to think that thru again.
    Cheers

    ZS5KAD
    3 V8's
    NA TwinTurbo SuperCharger
    A V6 and an inline 4

    The frogs are starting to notice that the water is getting warm but it is already too hot to do anything about it.....

  23. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Paarl
    Age
    55
    Posts
    1,291
    Thanked: 506

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Not the best example as i have nit done a lot of kilos yet.

    Just had second oil service. R1750.
    First service was also about that.
    Currently running around 11km to a litter.
    All extra costs was also included and loaded onto fuely and thus extras cost included for the tupperware for underbody armour and all round bout R5000 for extra costs.

    So fuely stats include fuel as well as expenses and services that up to now seem to be running cost of 1.31 per kilo.

    Last edited by johan65; 2018/12/18 at 08:18 PM.

  24. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    145
    Thanked: 62

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Tried both 93 and 95. No difference in fuel consumption or power. I'm in Pretoria so just use 93.
    Suzuki Jimny 2017
    Radical cups
    Steering damper
    Front Runner roof rack
    Floor board

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to Alexaj For This Useful Post:


  26. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    29
    Posts
    176
    Thanked: 57

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Same here, used 93 for 2 years, then tried 95 for 3 months. No difference. Now back to 93. I do however like to throw in 95 when I'm pulling a trailer or loaded to the brim.
    Last edited by Andreasjsn; 2019/01/08 at 01:02 PM.
    Andreas Naudé
    Current Vehicle

    Good Year Wrangler Adventurers 205/75 R15
    Neotrek Little Swift roof rack

  27. The Following User Says Thank You to Andreasjsn For This Useful Post:


  28. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Hartenbos
    Age
    60
    Posts
    1,799
    Thanked: 391

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexaj View Post
    Tried both 93 and 95. No difference in fuel consumption or power. I'm in Pretoria so just use 93.
    I'm curious, why you would expect a change in power or fuel consumption? The octane rating of fuel is an indication of its detonation characteristics, not its calirific value.
    When you correctly setup engine is detonation regularly move up in octane rating. If not, no need to change.
    Cobus Brink
    2010 Jimny M18

  29. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Roodepoort
    Age
    54
    Posts
    5,599
    Thanked: 330

    Default Re: Cost of maintaining a Jimny

    Quote Originally Posted by jab2 View Post
    I'm curious, why you would expect a change in power or fuel consumption? The octane rating of fuel is an indication of its detonation characteristics, not its calirific value.
    When you correctly setup engine is detonation regularly move up in octane rating. If not, no need to change.
    To compensate for knock, the ecu would need to alter the timing, which would translate to a change in performance / fuel consumption. If there is no change in performance or consumption, the ecu probably didn't need to make the compensation. Calorific value as Jab2 states is likely the same so there should be no difference.
    Vic

    "We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!"

    2019 Suzuki Jimny - 235/75R15 M/T's, lifted
    EX 2012 Suzuki Jimny 1.5 - 215R15C's, Steel undies, lifted and locked. - CRASHED
    EX 1984 Suzuki SJ410 - 245/75R15 Muddies, Nissan A15 Motor, OME's - SOLD
    EX 2008 Suzuki Jimny - 215R15C's, Mounty's Rock Sliders, tow-bar
    EX 1996 Jeep Cherokee XJ OME's 30x9.5 A/Ts

  30. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to saxj For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •