I want this car so badly
Did he mention it was simple?
For one, alright Doug, you sold me. I want one. Two, I wonder how much it would cost to import one...🤷♂️🤔
my first car was a 1988 Suzuki samurai and i was beyond excited when i saw this and then my dreams were shattered when I realized we wouldn't get them in the states. My girl friend likes small cars with a lot of character and was also obsessed with this car but ended up getting a trail hawk renegade which we also really enjoy.
Talk about a slept on market opportunity
The EPA is absolutely ridiculous! We need more lenient laws. Want better air put more restrictions on airlines and factories
omg fucking beautiful car, i need one of theses
I’ve been saying this for years.
Sadly taken off sale here in the U.K. as it failed to meet emission standards. Very cool though especially in tennis ball yellow!
I'll take the Defender 😂 That thing is way to small
"back seat is too small" *laughs in BRZ/86*
It's a mini G wagon Wrangler hybrid lol
Wow, 34 inches shorter than my Corolla, that's amazing lmao. You can park that lil guy anywhere.
Are these built in Japan?
Reminds me of the old Suzuki Samurai.
All your reviews would be a lot more enjoyable if they were shorter. As an example just check how long you dwell on the fact that Suzuki pulled out of the US.
I became extremely excited I was literally ready to go sell my car and then I realized this isn't available in the US what a shame
You should review Thar, and pricing
sir axelrod looking good here ngl
If Suzuki sold the Jimny here i would buy it
It is in many ways what the Land Rover defender used to be, here in the UK. A basic rugged off roader for the modern day.
That’s not a back seat. That’s a home for two 15 inch subwoofers
The Jimny is awesome, but MUST BE MANUAL !!!
Last 5 years with Vitara and now with this one, Suzuki made absolutely great cars. Vitara All grip is in the same class like Capture, T Roc, Juke etc. and it literally blows them out of water. You can actually go off road with it, and the 1.4 turbo is way faster and way better handling than all other cara in the class. But the materials are cheaper lol. Who fucking cares
There are Suzuki Jimny's all over Australia now, older models as well. I just ordered a '21 Manual in Jungle Green (dark green)
What makes the Jimny so admirable are the same things that will make me hold onto my 2013 Xterra until it's a congealed pile of iron oxide on the driveway.
why is this being compared to the wrangler and not the renegade which it looks very similar to?
I would 100% buy this if it came to the U.S.
how do we get Suzuki to sell it in the us?
can i buy it in Mexico and use it in the us?
The 20k for this thing would be 30k+ if it ended up being sold here in the US.
It's a bro's Mirage, Doug. Timestamp for when you call it the worst new offroader you can buy? Exposed manual seat rails, body paint visible inside, overspray on the underside, hard plastic parts bin trim, blanked out switches, underpowered with excessive NVH, differently shaped center and LH/RH climate vents, no engine beauty cover, small (meh- you think) wheels, *thin* doors, basic key and ignition, no lights on the visor mirrors, parts numbers visible molded into the cargo floor box lid... Hell, even the floor carpet looks like it's from the same supplier. Straight down the list, all the things you bitched about in that one. Other than faux lifestyle affectation, what's the difference? (Other than the Suzuki costing more, of course.)
Most interior options matched or exceeded my 2018 Wrangler Golden Eagle so not sure I agree that you can't get a basic Wrangler. While a cool design, not sure I would give up the added power and capabilities of my Wrangler
You don’t talk with your hands enough. Also you are not animated enough
Those blank switches next to the parking break are for the seat heaters, according to the owner's manual. Probably this reviewed model doesn't have seat heater feature.
Suzuki cars are not safe
It's what the jeep renegade should have been
One of the few cars released these days with a soul, nice and simple, a great callback to the cars of the 80's and 90's. If brands like BMW took a page out of this book and made a 80's, 90's callback to the 3 series without all the electronic crap at an affordable price and focused on drivers it'd be a smash hit. We can only hope though 😢
Usually you get the cool things in the USA. Nice to see that you can get this cool Suzuki in Mexico
Am I the only one smiling through out the whole video? Love the JIMNY!
I would actually buy this
It's the Samurai and they won't bring them to America again because of the litigation from the high rollovers we had with the Samurai.
Too good for Yanks
Never knew there was an Automatic version of this fantastic vehicle.
It looks like if a Wrangler and a FJ had baby, this what would come out. lol
love it ,please suzuki sell it here
who the hell is spending $20k on this???
$20,000 is a bit too much for how many corners they cut tbh. Maybe closer to $15,000-$17,000 is a better price.
Review the Lada Niva doug
yes we need this in the USA... jeep needs some competition (particularly competition that actually is capable) jeep has spent the past 20 years transforming into barbie jeeps. Curious... can a man buy a vehicle in mexico and bring it back to the USA/ asking for a friend. They should make it a few inches longer and brand it as a Samurai in the USA. 15:20 My Datsun 720: "am I joke to you?"
If u say simplicity one more time I’m gonna kns
Is there anyway you can bring it to America?
Omg I’d buy this now. And I have a 2006 Suzuki Aerio AWD 4 door sedan! Suzuki come back to the USA!
Jeep lobbyists don’t want the Jimney in the States.
I hope they did a better job than they did back in late 80's and early 90's those where so cheap but could roll so easy
Shut up & take my MONEY! Off every car Doug has ever reviewed, I want this one the most. That Land Rover conversion kit mod is absolutely gorgeous!
I would buy this in a heart beat ,too bad there isnt a Diesel option.
You want the Mahindra Roxor. Make it street legal through dirt legal.
Shut up and give me one already
The only thing you got wrong was saying that previous Jimny's weren't special. The previous generation literally had a 20 year production run and sold 300 million around the world. And the core design of this car is very very nearly _the same_ as that. Full disclosure, I live in Japan and just bought a 2009 Jimny :)
that radio touch screen trash ruins that car
That's awesome I want a new vehicle but hate all of the new features I don't care about. I'd bet even if they did sell these in America they would go for way more than msrp and be very hard to get anyway.
slcd.info/drink/video/22mkrc-Ina7LqIw Why Suzuki doesn't and won't sell it to us.
I hate how much I want this darn thing.
We used to. It was called the samurai in the US
The door handles are of that old school design which are really crappy especially for a off road car (a hair dresser's off road car :)) no navigation is also a bit silly in 2021 even in a budget car. It's also a bit telling that the engine doesn't meet emission standards for passenger cares in Europe. Suzuki dropped the ball on this one. Kind of sad since the exterior looks decent
Dropped the ball lmao. It's literally the most wanted car all over the world. 2nd hand ones are more expensive than new ones bro. You can get navigation, heated seats, and a lot of stupid driving helps as option, this is just the most basic version of Jimny
I need asa0
I woud like to have a few more Extras..... an good Sound System woud be Nice even if it woud cost 1000 Bucks More.... Than i woud like an Automatic Rear Mirror, Automatic Windshield Washer Speed, an Andoid Auto / Apple Car Intigration.
Toyota USA should offer this vehicle as another product in their current partnership.
Idea: Split the hummer EV off from GMC as it's own brand again, sell the Jimny as a tiny, tiny hummer. Now hummer is the new Geo. It's a great idea, trust me.
The way the body rolls when Doug moves does not inspire confidence. Does it shake at 70?
Pretty sure doug is just big and the car is small. Our 2011 mitsubishi outlander shakes the same way... not the best comparison since i think the outlander suspension sucks. Had to fix it some weeks ago when the springs started bottoming out
wouldve bought one here in belgium, if it wasnt for the sad, sad engine. i bought a blazer instead
I don't think Doug has ever sat in a Jeep JK...
Good fun Doug, but NO mention of reliability of the Suzuki brand. In Europe a lot of people love the brand because it is synonymous with reliability. And stripping this car of gimmicks and keeping simple mechanical locks hand brakes and such things is partly about reliability, and what makes the car so attractive. It's not just a money thing, and you missed out on that.
i drove this in Bolivia city and off road. really fun car good for that type of country where the roads are often dirt or really bad. fun car anyways
My dad had a mid eights geo tracker 2 door hard top and this feels like a newer version of that.
One of the problems with Suzuki in the US is they way under power the vehicles, assuming US consumers will just be ok with them. The Samurai was horribly under powered. It was a simplistic vehicle that would have done far better with a bit more power to enable it to do highway speeds uphill with the ability to maintain speed without downshifting even on the slightest of slopes. It was a fun thing to drive, but the exhaust was tiny because it pumped little more air than a tire pump. Suzuki should have learned from that early experience and given another 20-30 hp to US vehicles and they probably would have found many more consumers who grew fond of their offerings. Americans love low prices, but not at the expense of getting the job done safely. The Beetle suffered the same death as the 70s left its underpowered and lack of better safety features behind.
it looks great. modern samurai
@0:51 That is almost MSRP. :) @22:08 That's why a manual is due. It even has the benefit from stopping millenials from stealing your car. ;) @23:09 There aren't many options available as far as I can tell but mostly cosmetical. Important options are IMHO skid plates for the diffs.
I just watched your 98 Geo Metro video...and everything you LOVE about this Jimny you HATED about the Metro. WTF!!! Geo Metro...everything you need nothing you don't.
Suzuki should not have been ousted from USA sales by other manufacturers using consumer reports. Good read if you can find the article
@Doug DeMuro you act like a crackhead, please stop its annoying
Looks like a Sidekick with a fancy new name. Does it also do summersaults?
Maybe it’s because I’m the typical overweight American but this vehicle gives me claustrophobia. The back seats are bad enough but the drivers seats looks like something I would never want to take off-roading. Very informal video but it feels like you’re trying to sell me a lime green box turd. I’ll stick with my Polaris RZR.
Unfortunately America is obsessed with luxury cars and consumerism and overly large cars, so no doubt this thing would probably fail somehow.
Is it electric? No? Then no, we don't.
If you didn't support their model lineup years ago, why would they reenter the market?
Looks better than the Bronco.
Simplicity yes whatever happened to it???? Not everyone wants all that unnecessary shit.
If wondering why it's not sold in the US: Previously in the US you could buy a Jimny. Although it took on the name of the Suzuki Samurai. In the mid-'80s the Samurai's began making a name for themselves, and people loved it. With body-on-frame construction, solid axles all around, and a 2-speed all-wheel-drive transfer case, it had all the ideal things needed for a great time off-roading. However, after a report review in 1988, it was mentioned that there was massive rollover risk for the Samurai. After this, sales dropped significantly. The impact this had on Suzuki North America was soo great that they would never come back from it. Suzuki was even fighting a lawsuit that was only settled and dropped in 2010. Three years after this, Suzuki decided to cut their losses and leave the North American market completely. Also they predict the cost of bringing the Jimny to the US is at around a staggering $275 million. This takes into account the costs of marketing, building dealerships, employing staff, and customer service. This would mean that the 2021 Suzuki Jimny would carry a significantly higher price tag in order for it to cover the cost of the import tax on bringing vehicles to the United States and also the cost of staff, dealerships, etc. Suzuki may not do well against home-bred competitors such as the Jeep Wrangler.
looks like they're orderable now. how the F is the base model 29 grand?
Everything you need nothing you don't
Tiene muchas cosas del Suzuki samurai de los 90
I’ve had a bunch of Suzuki’s it’s really one of my favorite cars, amazing engines
I like that you include metric conversions!
Suzuki is super reliable...those little Samurais were bulletproof!