Suzuki Jimny Sierra 2012 Review | Car & SUV

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Suzuki Jimny Sierra


It’s been years since we’ve had a Sierra to drive and it may be three more, but it’s still the value-for-money off-roader you can buy.

always maintained that the is the perfect car to learn to drive in. manual (although, you can get an auto if you want), and it doesn’t have fluff to distract you from the at hand. The sat nav is made of paper called a map book), the heat in the comes from your own and the cruise control is your foot.

There’s hardly any (62.5kW – notice how they put the .5 in because 62 sounds just so Torque isn’t much at 110Nm and if you try to drive it at more 100kph it starts feeling a bit So, it’s perfect for those who are at the of their driving career it’s just you, of fury and the road (or the mud, if you put it in four-wheel drive).

That’s something you just get for $22,900: low-range four-wheel It’s the preserve of serious which (increasingly) are bloated to keep the on-roaders happy. The weighs a paltry 1060kg means it almost floats on top of the mud than sinking in.

This it credibility in the off-road community they know that a Pajero might get stuck a hippo in quicksand, the Jimny is a waterboatman on a calm lake.

I might be exaggerating a tad here. The is anything but floaty on the rough and it’s not that sophisticated on the If you are a novice driver chances are at least once you will end up off the and, assuming you haven’t it, a regular car will probably be

The Jimny, though, probably be because you’ll kick it into low-range 4WD (courtesy of a on the dash), and ease your way

The boot is quite small. are two tiny cubby holes in you can hide something like a or a guinea pig, but nothing any There’s no boot blind, so in the car will be on show to all and sundry.

Two people can fit in the back and the space bad for short journeys.

The interior consist of a stereo with fairly tinny speakers, a few cup a couple of airbags…and (scratches mirrors and windows. There is but nothing else to assist traction (not that need it with 62.5kW). town the Jimny Sierra is a to park and has excellent visibility. You can get in spaces, short spaces, where you might have to over something lumpy.

fantastic because every of the car seems like it’s arm’s length. You could in town, but beat a path to the tracks on the weekend.

While expounded its virtues as a learner car, it would also those with less as it has a high hip line #8211; easy to get in and out of. Older purchasers plump for the automatic gearbox as they will undoubtedly experienced cars from they#8217;ll be right at home the dimensions.

It’s narrow like a car the early ‘70s, and with it so high, you do feel the roll. isn’t helped by the steering lighter than I remember on the version. Driving the Jimny is fun, unless you are extremely in which case you will into the passenger area.

If been in a Triumph TR6 (which I had the of being a passenger in on the way to Suzuki), you’ll know what I

And that is the essence of this It’s as unadorned as a car from the but without the hassle of leaking oil all the driveway. On the inside it’s all hard-wearing plastics and on the outside a no-nonsense square-cornered, character-filled

I know how motoring journalists in the must have felt. we have all kinds of things to about, like how the voice in the sat nav like an angry matron. The Sierra, though, is just a

No more, no less. It doesn’t to cosset or comfort you, or you with an array of electronic It does the job: rough smooth roads, on your or with a couple of others and a dog, it’s going to get you in quirky style.


Cheap 4WD thrills

nothing really to go wrong there is, actually, nothing to go

Slightly better fuel than the previous model vs 7.3)

Position the mirrors and visibility is excellent


No storage

Steering is too light

seat won’t go back far if you’re more than

Is 2 airbags enough these

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