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Old 4th November 2023, 11:28   #2266
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Re: Maruti Jimny Review

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. I engaged hill hold button on the way down hill and with L mode in the automatic. The roads have very strong gradients and the hill hold automatically checked the speeds down hill. My question is two fold.
1) Can I do it?
2) Does the hill hold button cause brake fade?

Any suggestions and help would be awesome.
Are you referring to HDC/Hill descent control? Hill hold should be on by default , helps to hold the vehicle in forward direction up the hill as you move from brake to accelerator. Hill descent brakes the vehicle for you to maintain a slow speed downhill, even this feature I believe is on by default in Jimny or perhaps there is a toggle switch.

Ideally you could shift to low range and let the gearing slow you down without having to rely on brakes.
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It's time they launch the real Jimny i.e. 3 Door SWB Export Spec. Suzuki Jimny.

Or may be they will announce it once the 5 door Thar is revealed.

I am waiting.
Do you honestly think Maruti will offer the 3 door here? Is there some trustworthy inside information or is it just wishful thinking?
Reason I ask is that there is a set of niche customers out there who will gladly lap up the 3 door Jimny. But the sales numbers will never match those of Maruti’s other, more mass market vehicles.
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But what is the use case for a 2wd Jimny with terrible rear seats? What are the cars at that price point that it goes against?
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Jimny worldwide simply doesnt have a 2WD. Why would they go through with this here?
Even scrolling down along this thread, one can clearly see that the majority even here on this ‘enthusiasts’ group are not ‘friendly’ to the Jimny.
I meant it as a reply to the post saying that there were talks of price correction for the Jimny as sales figures are not up to Maruti's expectations. Other than removing the touchscreen, side airbags and 4X4 hardware I really don't know how they can cut prices to make an effect on sales.

IMO, the pricing for the Jimny Zeta is spot on, considering the current pricing of all cars, other 4X4 alternatives, the international pricing of the 3 door Jimny and Maruti not skimping on the build quality(visible ones atleast).

Not sure what is so difficult to make the Jimny 2WD. Maruti guys are experts at taking away stuff
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Do you honestly think Maruti will offer the 3 door here? Is there some trustworthy inside information or is it just wishful thinking?
Reason I ask is that there is a set of niche customers out there who will gladly lap up the 3 door Jimny. But the sales numbers will never match those of Maruti’s other, more mass market vehicles.
No inside information. But I see this happening as the 3 door is already being built here since a few years. 5 door sales are declining. Also, if M&M can offer 2 body styles then Maruti can (should) too
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This Sunday, I decided to take the Jimny for the 10,000 km service as the vehicle had touched 10950 kms. Service was done at Khivraj, Mount Road, Chennai. For Automobile lovers who want to pamper their rides, I recommend Sundays as the day for giving service. The load is very less and you can watch the car being serviced in front of your eyes. Only service done was oil service and the suspension was lubricated. Maruti service is different from Nexa service in that the hydraulic jack for lifting the Jimny is different from standard Maruti cars and the SA himself suggested that I take the Jimny to the Nexa service centre for upcoming services. This time around, he used the wheel alignment ramp for changing oil. In fact, the SA went out of his way and said that, if I insist on doing the service in Khivraj itself, I have to inform him before hand so that he gets the necessary spares ready and the ramp free so that I wont be inconvenienced. With the volume of marutis that this workshop handles every day, I was pleasantly surprised by the SA commitment to customer satisfaction. Well done, Khivraj Maruti.
Attaching the 10000 km bill below.

Maruti Jimny Review-jimny-service-bill.jpeg


Also, sharing two DIY I did for storage inside the Jimny. The first one is the console area near the gear lever. Took some plywood and cut it to dimensions, stuck some fabric cloth which we get on speaker door panel and inserted a cup storage. Total damage to pocket - Rs.750 including the cup storage Voila.

Maruti Jimny Review-consolecompare.jpg


The next one is even more useful. Sunglass holder. As many are aware, the Jimny does not have sun glass holder per se. So, I booked a glass holder online, put some holes in the middle, matched the holes in the roof lining, put holes and kept a metal plate behind the roof lining as a guide and tightened it with screws for both sides. It is neat and can be done with any glass holder which is unused in your house. Rest assured, there is no rattling. I have driven almost 3000 kms post this DIY before posting.
Maruti Jimny Review-jumnyglassholder.jpg

Also, after lubricating the suspension, the Jimny is more comfortable to drive. That will be the next DIY. Drive safe, guys.
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Re: Maruti Jimny Review

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Has anyone installed a rear dashcam in the Jimny. Would like to hear about the place where you mounted the cam and the routing of the cable.
I don't see any opening / gromet in the top frame of the rear door through which the cable can be routed. Would be grateful for any ideas / pics for this.

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I have not hard mounted my dashcam and using a suction cup.
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I'm using one of the inbuilt USB ports to power the dashcam and in one of the 12v power sockets i have a compact USB PD charger to power 15W wireless charger.
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I am using using the 70mai dash cam so it has an optional wiring kit that takes power directly from the ACC/VCC ports of the fuse box.
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No inside information. But I see this happening as the 3 door is already being built here since a few years. 5 door sales are declining. Also, if M&M can offer 2 body styles then Maruti can (should) too
Is 3 Door still in production?
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[quote=Neil Roy;5658202]This Sunday, I decided to take the Jimny for the 10,000 km service as the vehicle had touched 10950 kms. Service was done at Khivraj, Mount Road, Chennai. For Automobile lovers who want to pamper their rides, I recommend Sundays as the day for giving service. The load is very less and you can watch the car being serviced in front of your eyes. Only service done was oil service and the suspension was lubricated.


What is Rs 1592 discount mentioned in the bill? Is it due to free service? Also was the choice of oil offered to you?
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Hi
Has anyone installed a rear dashcam in the Jimny. Would like to hear about the place where you mounted the cam and the routing of the cable.
I don't see any opening / gromet in the top frame of the rear door through which the cable can be routed. Would be grateful for any ideas / pics for this.
So, I mounted mine in the middle, above the spare wheel/below the high mount stop lamp.

There’s a plastic grommet on the left side (above the wire hose/at elbow/shoulder level) where you can puncture a hole and route the wire through.

I’ve also seen folks drill a hole on the door and cut the rubber beading on the glass to route the wire through, I’m not comfortable with either.
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Old 9th November 2023, 22:09   #2275
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Re: Maruti Jimny Review

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This Sunday, I decided to take the Jimny for the 10,000 km service as the vehicle had touched 10950 kms. Service was done at Khivraj, Mount Road, Chennai. For Automobile lovers who want to pamper their rides, I recommend Sundays as the day for giving service. The load is very less and you can watch the car being serviced in front of your eyes. Only service done was oil service and the suspension was lubricated. Maruti service is different from Nexa service in that the hydraulic jack for lifting the Jimny is different from standard Maruti cars and the SA himself suggested that I take the Jimny to the Nexa service centre for upcoming services. This time around, he used the wheel alignment ramp for changing oil. In fact, the SA went out of his way and said that, if I insist on doing the service in Khivraj itself, I have to inform him before hand so that he gets the necessary spares ready and the ramp free so that I wont be inconvenienced. With the volume of marutis that this workshop handles every day, I was pleasantly surprised by the SA commitment to customer satisfaction. Well done, Khivraj Maruti.
Attaching the 10000 km bill below.

Attachment 2528354


Also, sharing two DIY I did for storage inside the Jimny. The first one is the console area near the gear lever. Took some plywood and cut it to dimensions, stuck some fabric cloth which we get on speaker door panel and inserted a cup storage. Total damage to pocket - Rs.750 including the cup storage Voila.

Attachment 2528353


The next one is even more useful. Sunglass holder. As many are aware, the Jimny does not have sun glass holder per se. So, I booked a glass holder online, put some holes in the middle, matched the holes in the roof lining, put holes and kept a metal plate behind the roof lining as a guide and tightened it with screws for both sides. It is neat and can be done with any glass holder which is unused in your house. Rest assured, there is no rattling. I have driven almost 3000 kms post this DIY before posting.
Attachment 2528355

Also, after lubricating the suspension, the Jimny is more comfortable to drive. That will be the next DIY. Drive safe, guys.
Looks like they have used 0W20 which is not the correct grade of oil. For us it is supposed to be 0W16 oil.

0W16 is the oil recommended on the manual too.
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Congratulations on your new vehicle. Wishing you many years and miles of adventure.

If possible, could you supply the break-up of Rs. 14.8L you paid for the Alpha MT? That would help a few of us with our negotiations.
Thank you! Here is the break-up:

Ex-showroom - 13,69,000
TCS - 13,690
Insurance - 51,745 (Brought down to 34k)
Fastag - 600
Accessories - 4200 (Mudflaps + Mats)
Registration - 99,913
Some Maruti App - 885
Discount - 42k + 17.5k (Insurance) = 59,429

Total - 14.8 Lakh

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14.8 lacs!! I paid more than 17 lacs here in Bangalore with some minor accessories…. How much is the road tax in your location??
Road tax makes a huge difference! I don't think I would've bought it for 17 lakh. Road tax here is 11%, I think.
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Completed first free service at 1 month & ~700 kilometers. The showroom guys left swirl marks in the paint on the hood and other places. I had even asked him before washing, "Will you leave swirl marks in the paint?" and he said no. Still ended with them. I'll just have to wash it myself, I guess.

I am starting to hate the look of the Nexa accessories that I got. Should I take them off or leave them? Initially, I had thought that they will provide some protection from branches and all while going off-road. But the compromise on the look seems to be a far worse tradeoff. What do you guys think? Someone already called them cheap ebay mods and I can't unhear that.

Sharing a couple of pics of the accessories from the front and side views. Are the front fender garnishes, rear fender garnishes and hood garnishes looking too ugly?

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I am starting to hate the look of the Nexa accessories that I got. Should I take them off or leave them? Initially, I had thought that they will provide some protection from branches and all while going off-road. But the compromise on the look seems to be a far worse tradeoff. What do you guys think? Someone already called them cheap ebay mods and I can't unhear that.

Sharing a couple of pics of the accessories from the front and side views. Are the front fender garnishes, rear fender garnishes and hood garnishes looking too ugly?
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Dont worry about what others say. If you like the look leave them on. I think these accessories are quote functional insofar as the fact that they do protect against dings and scratches to an extent and they are a neutral grey silver shade which is not obtrusive.

Let them be, is what I say.
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Dont worry about what others say. If you like the look leave them on. I think these accessories are quote functional insofar as the fact that they do protect against dings and scratches to an extent and they are a neutral grey silver shade which is not obtrusive.

Let them be, is what I say.
Yeah, you're right. The rational mind wants to let them be. I just need to not look at them too much.
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Yeah, you're right. The rational mind wants to let them be. I just need to not look at them too much.
What! They look quite good man. What are you on about? That Gray stands nicely fleshed in with the green. If you don’t like the color, just get them out and have them repainted to a color you like. Honestly though, they look good.

Enjoy the ride!
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