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Thar owner buys a Jimny AT even after knowing its shortcomings

I feel Maruti has tuned the suspension to the softer side. Also, there is no swaying like what I have experienced in my Mahindra Thar.

BHPian MithunSathianat recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Took the delivery of Jimny White Zeta AT yesterday. Delivery was smooth and the overall buying experience was great.

I have opted for the below official accessories:

  • Floor Mats
  • Graphics on the Door and Bonnet
  • LED Door Sill Guard

In addition, I have ordered a few accessories from Amazon:

  • Dashboard Tray
  • Center Console Storage
  • Bottle Holder

Also ordered, the dual driver and co-driver armrest from streettracklife.

I am planning to get the below upgrades:

  • Grill change with vintage logo
  • Aluminum Full roof rack
  • Rear Ladder
  • 235 AT Tires
  • 3M CR70 tints on windows and front windshield

I drove around 200 kms so far. In comparison with my Thar, I feel Jimny's suspension is really soft which makes the Jimny very comfortable to drive. It glides through everything without transferring much to the cabin. No swaying like the Thar.

Steering feel is also slightly better compared to my Thar (from the early batch). I am aware that it's not fair to compare a Jimny with Thar, but still, these are my perspectives.

I want to upgrade to 235s without a lift kit for now. I am sure that it will rub with fenders during extreme articulation. Not sure if that would make a compromise on the level of comfort.

I felt the power is sufficient for normal usage. Quick overtakes at high speeds are not that easy though.

Wireless Car Play is really great which I miss in my Thar.

I was aware of most of the shortcomings of Jimny while making the decision to buy one.

Along with the same, I wish Jimny had come with an illuminated gear position indicator. And there is a good amount of vibration in the 4-L gear lever which is not to my liking.

Auto Start Stop system is really irritating.

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