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Old 15th June 2023, 18:53   #736
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An ignis seat base should 99% fit Jimny knowing how Maurti shares parts bin across models. Disclaimer I have not seen Jimny in real life yet.
That is something i am wishing for ever since i first checked out Jimny at Expo . Ignis seat is too good for entire back and base support for a medium built 6ft person, at least compared to Jimny.

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Old 15th June 2023, 19:34   #737
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Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Saw a Green Jimny pushing it last night on the roads.
Looked stock and 4 people seated inside.

Bump, undulation absorption seemed extremely well.
Although passengers were swaying inside during quick maneuvers.
Car is of the perfect size and seems suprisingly stable.

Never have I seen a Thar being that quick and cutting across traffic like the Jimny yesterday which says a lot considering I have driven and fooled around with quite a bit of Thars.

Made me nostalgic of our Gypsys' over the years.
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Old 15th June 2023, 19:57   #738
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I have a Jimny booked since January and now that test drives are available freely at my location, I took two on consecutive days - fairly extended ones, totalling about 30kms over mixed surfaces including inner-city, off-road and open highways. Both were done in an Alpha AT trim and I’d like to present my experience for the rest here as follows:

What impresses immediately and over all kinds of surfaces is the incredible job in the suspension department achieved by MUL engineers. The Jimny displays no road shock at all, irrespective of ruts, pavements and craters of any size. The suspension appears progressive and absorptive at all times and speeds. The car neither crashes, nor throws occupants around, displaying a maturity missing in many larger vehicles of the ladder frame class or monocoques. Similarly, the damped steering never wrenches your hands from the desired position at any time. Full marks on that.

Much has been spoken about the visibility from the driver’s seat and I can only endorse that fully. Front, through the A pillars or rear visibility is peachy and it’s an all round easy car to manoeuvre.
The seats up front are supportive and comfortable even for a six footer and if I were to point a problem, it would be with a much shorter person feeling the unusually large headrests pressing the neck out at a less than comfortable position - something that will probably require a quality neck pillow available easily aftermarket.

NHV is acceptable at city speeds and up to 90 kmph within city limits, the engine feeling unobtrusive but not exactly eager in the AT trim. In fact, the AT feels outright lazy, as I was expecting it to be and makes my 10 year old WagonR feel ‘sprightly’ in comparison. It transformed my Virtus GT into a Porsche when I switched back. Again, expected.

The rear seat angle, something I complained about while trying out the display car months ago, seems fine enough on the move and even the low thigh support is something that can perhaps be overlooked for up to a few hours. The music out of the fairly basic setup, is not exactly tinny, but more of a bass favouring muffled affair that can do at a pinch. But it won’t serve well for a wide variety of tunes.

Taking the car out on the expressway on day 2 however, dampened my glee a bit. On open roads, the AT was clearly straining at 100 and while it wasn’t exactly pedal-to-metal at these speeds, the car was clearly not happy. Wind noise rose spectacularly, I had to check a couple of times if I had accidentally activated overdrive-cancel and worse - the thin tires and slab sides came into play. At 100, with a load of 5 people, the car was distinctly shimmying in crosswinds, acting nervous among faster traffic and reducing the confidence I felt only a day before, at an alarming rate. In stock configuration and AT trim, the Jimny would not be my pick of car for inter-city travel. I am hoping the extra cog in my chosen MT trim, would help settle the engine a bit more than the 4AT and I also hope that a slightly wider set of tires can take care of high speed stability. But I can no longer play a blind card without a proper test drive. Unfortunately, MT aren’t available for trials yet and I’d be grateful for a genuine user review if any available here.

Overall, as a proposition, the Jimny in my experience, appears to be more of an inner-city gem and with incredible rough road chops once you have access to such terrain. But that makes it a fairly overpriced proposition for a city-based customer like me, who’s not into off-roading as recreation, has a better cruiser in the garage already and some more years left in my inner-city transport, the ageing WagonR.
I will update this view once I am able to get my hands on a MT. Till then, I don’t think I’ll pester my dealer for delivery. All in sweet time.

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Yes it is, very silent cruising at 100km/hr at 2950RPM, this is for AT.
Thanks for this input, Akshay, as I couldn't cross 60 kmh during my test drive! I'm much more at ease now, though i hope mileage doesn't get too impacted on the highway!

Another thing, the digital display doesn't mention which gear the car is in (or atleast, I could only see a big "D", and not D1, D2, etc.) which I would have liked to see, because the gear shifts were so smooth!

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On open roads, the AT was clearly straining at 100 and while it wasnít exactly pedal-to-metal at these speeds, the car was clearly not happy.... I had to check a couple of times if I had accidentally activated overdrive-cancel.
Exactly how I thought it would be, but Akshay says it's comfy at 2.95k rpm at 100 kmh. Guess I now need to re-test it!

But, to be perfectly honest, irrespective of the outcome, I WANT ONE!

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In my search for AT tyres for Jimny, I came across these tyres. They look the most aggressive compared to other AT tyres but the con is that the dealer informed that these are black market tyres and sold without any warranty/bill. Price quoted is Rs 6300. Do anyone here have any feedback
Not exactly in this size, but Iíve used Falken Wildpeaks in my recently sold Endeavour 3.2 4WD. I drove nearly 60k kms on them over all kinds of terrain and Iíd call them damn good tyres overall. Switching from the OEM MRF Wanderers (not too shabby themselves), the Wildpeaks were grippier in dry and wet, had zero punctures in their life with me, not noisy on highways (though not the quietest either) and offered excellent value for money compared to the BG Goodrich, which were my other brand of choice. The BFGís have a much better look to them of course, if aggression is your target, but even globally, a lot of overlanders consider the Falken WPís a better value for money over the BFG without any disadvantage in performance in the rough or smooth. Just be sure to check the currency of the manufacturing date before you buy.

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Exactly how I thought it would be, but Akshay says it's comfy at 2.95k rpm at 100 kmh. Guess I now need to re-test it!

But, to be perfectly honest, irrespective of the outcome, I WANT ONE!
Actually, allow me to rephrase my version a little bit - itís not as if the car felt uncomfortable sitting at 100 (apart from the slightly skittish behaviour from crosswinds). Like Akshay mentioned, the engine note at 100, hasnít gotten gruff yet to a point itís unpleasant. But, itís not eager to throttle inputs any further. The 4AT is out of breath by now and not eager to push the needle further just because you want to. A decade back, this wouldnít feel inadequate, but today, I feel you require slightly more poke to keep up with general expressway traffic.
I feel you - I want one too! But my head is scoring major points over the heart

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Old 15th June 2023, 22:21   #741
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Man! Pity the poor Jimny!! Youtuber does 80 KPH engaging 4Low!




(from 4:00)
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Old 15th June 2023, 22:22   #742
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Re: Maruti Jimny Review

Today got delivery of Jimny Alpha AT - Granite Grey color
In short drive observed-superb suspension & steering not that hard as many people have commented. Turning no issue. Pick up ok, at least in city drive.
Rest I will update after driving for a longer period.
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I have done 400 kms as of now and will be adding another 600-700 kms to it over this weekend in the Himalayas. Will pen down a short ownership review then.

Just added this sticker and a spare tyre cover, since I am not a fan of that plastic one from the accessories bucket. Also a tiny update on headlights, the throw is nice and wide with an excellent cut off, the lights could have been slightly brighter though, or may be I am just spoilt by super bright LED/HID set up in my Thar.

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I have done 400 kms as of now and will be adding another 600-700 kms to it over this weekend in the Himalayas. Will pen down a short ownership review then.

Just added this sticker and a spare tyre cover, since I am not a fan of that plastic one from the accessories bucket. Also a tiny update on headlights, the throw is nice and wide with an excellent cut off, the lights could have been slightly brighter though, or may be I am just spoilt by super bright LED/HID set up in my Thar.

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Congrats on getting the Jimny home! This looks to be the most stand out color. Looking forward to your report after the trip

On a lighter note, what are you going to put on your Thar now?

I am fast **and** can go anywhere
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My biggest grouse with the Jimny is the low driver seat height, and the lack of driver seat height adjustment.

I was wondering if adding an inch or two of extra cushioning on the seat base is an option? Has anyone seen anything of that sort being done in Jimny / other cars? Will it have any impact on the functioning of the airbags?
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Today got delivery of Jimny Alpha AT - Granite Grey color
Congratulations on your JIMNY. The granite grey is a wonderful colour for people who want it to be subtle, without much contrast. Looks great. If you have plans to change the tire, change it immediately to a 215 section which will add to the stance. Also a genuine accessory spare wheel cover with body colour and steel combo would look great on this car, if it fits any change in size of the tire. Just my thoughts. Happy driving

While I am open to a contrast, my daughter who would also probably drive this, only wants either Grey or Nexa blue with steel wheels. My booking is for a Zeta AT GREY

Swami

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Man! Pity the poor Jimny!! Youtuber does 80 KPH engaging 4Low!


https://Youtu.be/efH3jvIYiWA

(from 4:00)
Such Youtubers are a menace. And should be reviled for such things. The dealer ought to take action citing criminal negligence and cruelty to vehicles.
Best keep track of these demo vehicles and never make the mistake of buying them even at a fire sale.
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Congratulations on your JIMNY. The granite grey is a wonderful colour for people who want it to be subtle, without much contrast. Looks great. If you have plans to change the tire, change it immediately to a 215 section which will add to the stance. Also a genuine accessory spare wheel cover with body colour and steel combo would look great on this car, if it fits any change in size of the tire. Just my thoughts. Happy driving

While I am open to a contrast, my daughter who would also probably drive this, only wants either Grey or Nexa blue with steel wheels. My booking is for a Zeta AT GREY

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Thank you Brother. Everyone is liking this color. Really appreciate your suggestion for changing tyre size to 215. I have not yet taken a call on this as with the present tyre the steering is not too soft or not too hard - so if I go for a wider tyre the surface contact area will increase and steering might become harder & uncomfortable to drive. Also not sure how will suspension behave with wider tyres in city drive as mostly I would be using Jimny in Delhi & only sometimes for off road.

I am sure your daughter will love to drive this car. In fact same is with my daughter. Steel wheels will look even better in Granite Grey car color.

You can take her for test drive at a dealership. However if possible get the tyre air pressure set to 26 psi (recommended) as mostly dealership TD cars have high tyre pressure & no one is bothered. With this Jimny drive becomes uncomfortable. It also happened with me while taking TD.
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My biggest grouse with the Jimny is the low driver seat height, and the lack of driver seat height adjustment.

I was wondering if adding an inch or two of extra cushioning on the seat base is an option? Has anyone seen anything of that sort being done in Jimny / other cars? Will it have any impact on the functioning of the airbags?
You are not alone. I am quite tall and even I find the seat a bit too low. My wife is much shorter than me and she cannot see above the dash without using a cushion. If it is just a seat base cushion it will not affect the airbag deployment. You can get an air-vell cushion from amazon for around 3K. Alternatively you can make a custom cushion at a bike seat shop with dual density foam. I have a rather expensive tail bone cushion from USA which works great. The ones sold here are a complete waste of money. Mine is made with a fancy auxetic foam, a bit too rich for my posterior for sure!

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Man! Pity the poor Jimny!! Youtuber does 80 KPH engaging 4Low!

(from 4:00)
Please remove these links to avoid generating more traffic and revenue for these cretins.

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Today got delivery of Jimny Alpha AT - Granite Grey color
Man it looks fine in Grey. Please share a few more pictures in bright sunlight without tree cover if you can. I've lost my love for the Kinetic Yellow. By plastering this all over the place MSIL have made it too commonplace now. I think the subtle grey and practical white colours are the once I will pick from.

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I have done 400 kms as of now and will be adding another 600-700 kms to it over this weekend in the Himalayas. Will pen down a short ownership review then.
Congrats on your new ride. Please post review in comparison with Thar.
By the way, the headlight is having excellent throw
I assume its 7 inch round sealed projector headlamp which could be fitter to Thar also. Does it come with H4 pin?
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