Is Jimny Manual Better Off Road Than Jimny Auto? - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance Advertise

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-16-2004, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3
Gallery: 0
qsg0070
Default

hi folks,

i'm having a hard time deciding between buying the Suzuki Jimny AUTO and the Jimny MANUAL. Main question is, which one will provide better OFFROAD PERFORMANCE ? or are they both the same ?

i'm an old fashioned driver i guess, i still think that manual transmissions ( as opposed to auto ) give the car a little bit power and the driver a little bit more control ( u can drag gears and so on ) . does this translate into better offroad performance compared to the AUTO version ?

i am not experienced with offroad driving, so i would appreciate any advice from u experts out there. i plan to take my Jimny offroad every once in a while but not too serious stuff...

thanks,

david.
qsg0070 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-23-2004, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 270
Gallery: 0
beancounter69 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Hi David

I cannot speak from experience on the Jimny, but on Vitara 1.6, and GV2.0 the auto wins for me. I have never seen one stall on the difficult Rhino Club off-road meets - but I've seen many manuals stall! Can be "interesting" when it happens half way up a 1 in 3 drag.

That virtual impossibility to stall the auto gives me confidence in traffic on the road. Hence I now always specify auto when changing my Suzuki 4x4 - possibly the most cost effective good fun value on the road.

Try an auto and enjoy.

beancounter
beancounter69 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-23-2004, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 44
Gallery: 0
(bob)
Default

Go for a manual, You get better engine braking with a manual. As you do not want to be using your brakes going down hill.

Bob
(bob) is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-28-2004, 12:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1
Gallery: 0
BenziT
Default

.. still undecided ?

BenziT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2004, 12:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 10
Gallery: 0
MR INKCREDIBLE
Default

still undecided huh?
MR INKCREDIBLE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2004, 12:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 10
Gallery: 0
MR INKCREDIBLE
Default

i came across this post somewhere......in another forum.guess qsgoo7o must have gotten some enlightenment already over which gearbox suits him.

my reply is simple, so long as you enjoy the Jimny it doesnt matter which gearbox you are on, doll her up or build her for the tough terrian!

INkcredible
"why control only two wheels when you can have all four?"
MR INKCREDIBLE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2005, 12:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,805
Gallery: 0
kinkyllama is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by MR INKCREDIBLE@Dec 30 2004, 10:43 AM
i came across this post somewhere......in another forum.guess qsgoo7o must have gotten some enlightenment already over which gearbox suits him.

my reply is simple, so long as you enjoy the Jimny it doesnt matter which gearbox you are on, doll her up or build her for the tough terrian!

INkcredible
"why control only two wheels when you can have all four?"
Id go for manual. Ive been driving offroads since i was 12 with my dads auto... and i ALWAYS have to put it in 1st or 2nd to slow it down when going down hill.. its much easyier than the break and much more effective.

My sisters husband does offroad competitions and he will only buy a manual for it
kinkyllama is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2005, 01:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 10
Gallery: 0
MR INKCREDIBLE
Default

i also preferred manual personally. able to launch and control the rpms at will.this plays an important part during offroad together with the low gears..i read up quite a bit bout the delicate torque converters that is used in an auto trans.
MR INKCREDIBLE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2005, 02:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 44
Gallery: 0
(bob)
Default

The Jimney does not have the power to go off road in a Auto, most off roading done in a jimny will be done in low range (if there is any hills) 1st, while most other 4*4&#39;s will be be in low 2nd or 3rd. <_<
(bob) is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-20-2005, 12:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3
Gallery: 0
qsg0070
Default

hi folks,

thanks for all the advice&#33;&#33; really appreciate it&#33;

in the end, i took the safer ( and cheaper ) route and got myself a MANUAL&#33; i figured a manual is easier on the fuel consumption, more engine power, better engine braking, and generally more control in off road situations ( provided i dont stall the engine ), so thats why i got the manual.

its not as if i&#39;l be going off road alot, what with me living in Singapore, but on those occassions that i do, i would like to be prepared.

oh one other thing, if i were to change the tires to bigger ones? do i need to change the shock absorbers as well? seems like i have to ya? what would be a good combination?

my current jimny looks so civil and muted, i think i need to do her up a little&#33;&#33;

i figure bigger tires will require stiffer suspension?

thanks...

dave.
qsg0070 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.