Team-BHP > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
  Search this Thread
2,996,715 views
Old 16th November 2023, 15:28   #2296
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Kosfactor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: COK\BLR\MYS
Posts: 3,625
Thanked: 10,271 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by shankar.balan View Post
You blokes gave me the perfect opening to try and fish for a few compliments on my beloved stock Gypsy on which Ive made the convertible top modification.
A very useful mod

It wont be difficult to remove the front seat and make it a great camera rig for wildlife.

I wish someone in the aftermarket made easily retractable rag top like the one new Thar has - for the older Jeeps and Gypsy etc.
Kosfactor is offline  
Old 16th November 2023, 15:41   #2297
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 631
Thanked: 2,007 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neil Roy View Post
Yours is manual or automatic?
Mine is Alpha AT. Sorry, I forgot to mention the Automatic Transmission variant in my post.
RijuC is online now   (1) Thanks
Old 16th November 2023, 16:54   #2298
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: --
Posts: 3,554
Thanked: 7,271 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by RijuC View Post

I am attaching few photographs of our Jimny and the bright hue of fall colours in Srinagar.
Wonderful photos! and impressive FE numbers.

How was the comfort overall? Looks like you were on the road for almost a full day!
Dry Ice is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 16th November 2023, 22:19   #2299
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 631
Thanked: 2,007 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dry Ice View Post
How was the comfort overall? Looks like you were on the road for almost a full day!
This trip of 884 km was a mix of good roads in valley, bad roads of mountains, excellent winding roads of Jammu, under construction highway with numerous diversions, traffic jam and almost 8 hours of night drive. Hence, I was under stress. I feel this was the main cause of fatigue. I had a pain in right knee and ankle area, after driving 600 km. However, I felt better after a walk for 15 minutes and few streching at Ambala.

600-650 km per day is the limit, I feel. 800-900 km is doable if it is only on highway/ expressway.
RijuC is online now   (1) Thanks
Old 17th November 2023, 08:01   #2300
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2023
Location: Kochi
Posts: 124
Thanked: 184 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by cataclysm View Post
Found this at a local 4x4 store.
Attachment 2531779
This looks so much better than the original. I think I've seen this in Mat Watson's Jimmy, in his YouTube channel. I thought it was a company provided accessory.
Joe367 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 17th November 2023, 08:20   #2301
Senior - BHPian
 
PaddleShifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: CHD
Posts: 1,123
Thanked: 2,716 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neil Roy View Post
My latest DIY. I found a way to disable the seat belt alarm for the rear seats. It's a simple DIY taking all of 4 minutes max for me. With this, I was able to remove the seat belt alarm from going off
Nicely demonstrated in the video and quite a simple DIY. Did you notice any rattles from the loose clamps stricking the metal while the car is in motion? I guess the weight of the seat base wont allow it but still maybe the wires can be secured at the base metal area using two pieces of electrical adhesive tape.
PaddleShifter is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 17th November 2023, 15:47   #2302
BHPian
 
Neil Roy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 452
Thanked: 1,677 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaddleShifter View Post
Nicely demonstrated in the video and quite a simple DIY. Did you notice any rattles from the loose clamps stricking the metal while the car is in motion? I guess the weight of the seat base wont allow it but still maybe the wires can be secured at the base metal area using two pieces of electrical adhesive tape.
Good question. There is absolutely no rattles whatsover. Despite that, I have stuck a double side tape and stuck it to the base of the seat and stuck the other coupler to the open end of the tape. Greatest advantage of this DIY is that no warranty is impacted.
Neil Roy is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 17th November 2023, 19:27   #2303
BHPian
 
bobbyblr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2022
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 140
Thanked: 470 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by shibujp View Post
If you opt for the 3D all weather mats that Maruti offers as I did please be sure to either get the hooks for the driver side mat installed or get them so that you can do it yourself. It's a straight forward 10 minute job. The dealership may have no clue what these hooks are for so ask for them. They come with the mats if I am not mistaken.

Maruti has conveniently provided slits in the carpet to access the hole in the frame to clip these hooks to as in the image below.
Hi @shibujp,

Was the holding clips provided in the 3D mats accessories or is these clips a separate part ? If it's a separate part, then can you provide the part number for these clips.

I got the 3D mats installed in from Fronx during the delivery and it's missing these holding clips at the driver side and the mats are moving a little forward.

Today in the first service, I asked the service guy & he says he has no idea about it and will ask the accessories guy and let me know by next Monday.
bobbyblr is offline  
Old 17th November 2023, 20:28   #2304
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2023
Location: Kochi
Posts: 3
Thanked: 11 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by jojoinassi View Post
Another instance- we were driving through a forest and they were building a new bridge with the approach road yet to be completed - quite steep and high with big boulders.
Mamalakandam Forest route?
12ghp is offline  
Old 17th November 2023, 22:08   #2305
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 1,756
Thanked: 3,242 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobbyblr View Post
Hi @shibujp,

Was the holding clips provided in the 3D mats accessories or is these clips a separate part ? If it's a separate part, then can you provide the part number for these clips.
The clips come along with the mats. This is often ignored when they fit it. Just ask them for the clips that came along with the mats.

Drive on,
Shibu

Last edited by shibujp : 17th November 2023 at 22:09.
shibujp is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 18th November 2023, 00:01   #2306
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 9
Thanked: 49 Times
Finally my first 4x4 SUV : The new Jimny

When I was 10, my dad's friend had a Pajero (amongst other off-roaders, namely the OG Endeavour and a Scorpio). We would often borrow it for long trips and I loved riding in it. In fact I remember asking my dad when can I drive it. His answer "When you can beat me at math". A beautiful black pajero with a clunky mapmyindia display has since been the dream.

Fast forward 12 or 13 years, the 4th gen Jimny 3 door was launched in the global markets. The first car to have gotten a similar reaction from my inner child since the Pajero.

Don't get me wrong, I still love sedans. My dad has always owned sedans - an esteem, 3 generations of the city, the last generation of the Verna and most recently a Mercedes c200 which is the quickest car I've ever driven. The only SUV experience I've had is on my brother's rear wheel drive Isuzu Hi-lander.

Come 2020, the thar was launched in India and it was love at first sight. I had made my peace with the fact that the Jimny might never come to India but it had left an itch for a 4x4. And the Thar looked like the next best thing, so I booked one. A black petrol Thar (The drivetrain was just too desirable to even look at the atrocious fuel efficiency figures).

Unfortunately due to my Mahindra Dealership's attempts to bully me into buying useless accessories for a timely delivery left a sour taste and I cancelled my booking just 20 days later. (In hindsight, this was a good decision, I absolutely hate the ride quality of my best friend's Thar)

For 3 years, I gave up on my desire for a proper 4x4 SUV. This was until Maruti Suzuki announced the 5 door Jimny. I was glued to YouTube consuming all the reviews and Jimny content that these automotive journalists could throw at me. But then the pricing threw me off the trail. The charm vanished when the time came to actually book the car. I didn't think it was worth the money. On paper the Thar still seemed like the better option. I started questioning if I even need a 4x4. Keep in mind that I had only seen videos and others' opinions of the car until now. And like an idiot, I just accepted them as facts.

It wasn't until I went to take the delivery of my friend's Fronx that I actually sat in a Jimny. The first impressions were great. Small enough to drive everyday and a complete 4x4 system for the adventurous weekends (I've been daily driving my dad's Crysta and while it is an amazing car, it's sometimes annoying to park and manoeuvre).

Immediately took a test drive. Loved how comfortable the ride was. It is slow but definitely did not feel as underpowered as YouTubers made it out to be. The manual gearbox wasn't as smooth as your regular cars but I'm used to it (Isuzu has a similarly notch gearbox). Did not care about the automatic. The car rolls around almost as much as the Thar. The seating position is high and the non adjustable seats might be annoying for some people. It is really narrow but my elbow didn't hit the door at all surprisingly. The lack of features does not bother me as I'm used to bare bones cars and all I really care about is how well it drives. The lack of storage space is a big downside.

The charm returned and I was eyeing an opportunity to buy it for 2 months and it came this Diwali. I read about discounts on the base variant: Jimny Zeta Manual Transmission. Immediately called up the nearby Nexa showroom and asked for a longer test drive (still loved the car) and the best price they could offer me. Went around town comparing the prices and ended up with a flat discount of around 1.49L +50,000 loyalty bonus as my uncle has an Ignis. Color in stock : Bluish Black.

The deal was too sweet to let go. I made the advance payment. Opted for 5 year extended warranty and the following accessories :

1. Fog Lights
2. Sun shades (all 4 doors + quarter panel)
3. All weather mats for floor and boot
4. Door Visors
5. Steering Wheel cover
6. Mud Flaps
7. Illuminated Jimny Door sill

Costing about 18,000

The only two things I wish this model had are the LED headlamps and the tinted glasses.

The PDI (God bless T-BHP checklist) and registration is done. Payment has been made in full. I'm promised delivery in two days after all the accessories are installed. I forgot to click pictures during PDI, so I apologise for not uploading any.

Further plans:

1. Functional Snorkel
2. Vintage Suzuki grille
3. Full size roof rack
4. Ladder
5. Arm Rest
6. Door handle storage cover
7. Dashboard Tray
8. Defogger wire covers
9. Extra bottle holders

Feel free to recommend anything I've missed out on or if you feel the modifications seem unnecessary (except the grille, the grille is extremely necessary )

My friends and I have planned a trip to Kashmir in December so the car couldn't have arrived at a better time. We were taking rented cabs but now we will be taking the Jimny and a Thar. Expect a complete Travelogue soon.

Thank you for reading this long post. Do call me out if I made a mistake anywhere as I'm still getting around to using this forum. Apologies to the mods if I've posted this in the wrong place.
himalidaa is offline   (22) Thanks
Old 18th November 2023, 01:11   #2307
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2023
Location: Kochi
Posts: 3
Thanked: 11 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by dot_tsi View Post
There is a child inside me that grew up looking at Gypsies and Thars.
Exactly my perspective too. Grew up seeing an old 3 speed M&M. The fascination for the raw machine grew watching the gypsys in the various rally circuits, followed by the Thar of the previous decade. Ultimately zeroing in on the Jimny.
12ghp is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 18th November 2023, 17:04   #2308
BHPian
 
SUVolens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Noida
Posts: 134
Thanked: 1,099 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by 12ghp View Post
Exactly my perspective too. Grew up seeing an old 3 speed M&M. The fascination for the raw machine grew watching the gypsys in the various rally circuits, followed by the Thar of the previous decade. Ultimately zeroing in on the Jimny.
I completely resonate with that! Even while I was checking out the freshly launched Jimny at the showrooms back in May, a whole lot of the curious visitors, were invariably past their 50’s and with some or a lot of exposure to the Gypsy earlier in life. Essentially, folks who’ve had the ‘bug’ bite them once and were now back to see if that high could be regained by this new fangled ‘Gypsy’. And while a lot of the younger crowd turned away disappointed at the diminutive stature, the gleam in the eyes of these silvered men was a sharp contrast. A couple of times, I was sat inside the cabin with another of these fine men, going over the interiors and the short but animated conversations all revolved around our Gypsy lores. I knew right then and there that I had to cut me a slice of that cake again. And boy - am I glad I did!
SUVolens is offline   (12) Thanks
Old 20th November 2023, 12:53   #2309
BHPian
 
Neil Roy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 452
Thanked: 1,677 Times
Re: Finally my first 4x4 SUV : The new Jimny

Quote:
Originally Posted by himalidaa View Post

The only two things I wish this model had are the LED headlamps and the tinted glasses.

The PDI (God bless T-BHP checklist) and registration is done. Payment has been made in full. I'm promised delivery in two days after all the accessories are installed. I forgot to click pictures during PDI, so I apologise for not uploading any.

Further plans:

1. Functional Snorkel
2. Vintage Suzuki grille
3. Full size roof rack
4. Ladder
5. Arm Rest
6. Door handle storage cover
7. Dashboard Tray
8. Defogger wire covers
9. Extra bottle holders

Feel free to recommend anything I've missed out on or if you feel the modifications seem unnecessary (except the grille, the grille is extremely necessary )
A deal of almost 2 lacs is mouth watering. The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese. LED aftermarket OSRAM bulbs are more than sufficient or if are old school, you can get 100/90W halogen with cut outs. Arm rest or water bottle holder? It cant be both in the Jimny. Personally, I'd go for using the existing water bottle holder and using a makeshift arrangement for arm rest. A throttle controller is a must if you're planning for long distance as it makes a significant difference in commute time.
Neil Roy is offline  
Old 20th November 2023, 15:46   #2310
Distinguished - BHPian
 
itwasntme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: BANGALORE
Posts: 7,030
Thanked: 12,620 Times
Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Looks like this offer is across all variants.
Attached Thumbnails
Maruti Jimny Review-img_9163.jpeg  

itwasntme is offline   (1) Thanks
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2024, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks