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    Smile Great video on 2019 Suzuki Jimny -- what an awesome little car!!!

    This has been pretty much on the top of my automotive wish list since it was first introduced. I have been really hoping that it gets brought to the U.S. market and keeping my fingers crossed. The thing is jam-packed with FUNCTIONAL features (as opposed to most cars' BS "features" that I couldn't care less about), gets excellent fuel economy, is actually geared correctly for once (3,200 RPM at 65 mph), DOHC motor, offered in a manual trans version, solid front and rear axles, simple and light weight, and on and on...what an absolute gem, and it looks great, too! All this at a very attractive price point!


    Note that the first few minutes of the video are spent doing a basic walk-around/short-drive style review, and the latter portions depict it in some decent off road stuff (I wouldn't say "hardcore" like the reviewer does, necessarily -- but definitely moderately challenging). I enjoyed all 45 minutes, even though I already knew a fair bit about the car beforehand.

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    Nice little SUV!

    Swing out rear door kills it for me though.
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    Awww, cute. The 'Zuki Samurai lives again.

    What was the GM version... the "Geo"?
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    Yes I have been drooling over the new Jimny for a year, but since Suzuki no longer sells cars in America I doubt we will ever see it here.

    I believe GM never sold a rebadged Samaria, but they did rebadge/co-build the Suzuki Sidekick into the Geo Tracker, the Samaria's slightly bigger brother. And I think the first Gen was actually a great little SUV but I've never owned one.
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    I absolutely love its modernised Samurai looks!!!
    Even the dashboard/meters remind the ones from Samurai!!!
    I would have bought it if it did better at EuroNCAP crash test.
    But the fuel consumption is horrible considering its low power engine(just like previous generation Jimnys).
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    Gastone….what is that ??? Where did you get it ??? What does it weight ….. I have flat towed Jeeps behind my camper (3500 lbs) but that looks like a better choice....are you happy with it ?

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    It's probably a 93-95 Samurai.
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    Had a Sammy hardtop from 86 to 93. Bought in Florida, took it to Connecticut, Hawaii, and Washington. One of the most fun and reliable vehicles I've ever had. Dual Mikuni side draft carbs, a hot ignition system, cammed, and a 4 in 1 header. That thing was a hoot. Sold it to some guy in Bremerton, who flat tows it behind his RV.

    I would love a new Jimny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartruff View Post
    Gastone….what is that ??? Where did you get it ??? What does it weight ….. I have flat towed Jeeps behind my camper (3500 lbs) but that looks like a better choice....are you happy with it ?
    It’s a 1990 Suzuki Samurai JL. I picked it up in December down in Oregon. I’m not sure what it weighs, but it’s pretty light. I spent the last three months going all through it. The wipers didn’t work along with the heater was all clogged up with debris so I had to pull the whole interior dash apart. I installed a new stereo and redid all the interior wiring while I had the dash apart. The running gear was all in great shape and the entire interior floorboards have been rhino lined. I’m 6’4 and 250 so I made some custom mounts and moved the seats back 3” which makes it much more comfortable.
    So far I think it’s a hoot. It seems to flat tow great. I haven’t towed it very far yet since I just got through welding up the new tow bar and fabricating the attachment points to the front of the Samurai.

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