The Jimny is a tough little 4x4 competing effectively with its bigger brothers out there. It is proof that a 4x4 does not have to be bulky and a starved-out petrol consuming vehicle. It is available as a five-speed manual; the automatic is a four-speed and the four-wheel-drive system is controlled by a push-button.
A 1.3-litre VVT four-cylinder gets the job done around town and off the beaten track. Maximum power is 63kW, peak torque is 110Nm. The fuel tank capacity is 40 litres. You can roughly get 7.8 litres per 100km making it a worthy second hand vehicle in Japan
The rear of this four-seater might be a little cramped for taller adults, but the front is roomier and the seats are supportive. The all-around visibility in the Jimny is good. It also comes standard with air conditioning.
Japan Cars Direct to say about the Jimny s handling With its short 2250mm wheelbase and three-section ladder frame chassis, the Jimny does favour off-road agility over sealed road smoothness. That's not to say it's in any way unpleasant in city driving and Jimny buyers know all about that compromise.
According to a review from Topgear, on the road in urban scenarios, the Jimny's small size and economical but energetic engine works to its benefit. The steering wheel does not give much feedback, but the Jimny is so small you can sense the whole vehicle respond to the road and your steering anyway.
This is one of the nicest second hand cars in Japan for women who love 4x4 but does not want the hassle of a bulky car that is difficult to manoeuvre and park.