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I don't know. The 2017 seems to try too hard to look like something it is not, half-sporty, half-cute. The 2018 is an unapologetic box that stresses ruggedness which I think fits better. Do I like either? No, but the 2018 seems to subordinate looks to function and that is something I do appreciate.
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The Jimny in Kei version doesn't look very nice, but the Sierra looks very cool !

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660cc or 1.5l engines. Manual 5 or auto4, cruise control and air con. Part time 4wd with low gears.
They should just make one electric as well. Not that it needs travel far. But with electric motors it could have masive torque.











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Electric would be great.

It is interesting to consider if it has a case for re-entering the US market.

When you look at people with established incomes, the Jimny is a no go. People who want something just for trail buy UTVs, ATVs, or build old Jeeps and trucks into crawlers and trailer them to the trailhead. People who want a vehicle that does it all cannot use a Jimny because it is far too tiny.

Otoh, considering how pricey the few remaining 4x4s are for a young person, I guess, there IS a niche, people who are in their early to mid-20s--and single. For them, it could do all sorts of things. But then there is the question of how many people shop with "form follows function" in mind.


Either way, the most basic 2dr Wrangler is nowadays 30,000+ out-the-door whereas Wranglers used to start under 20,000 not so long ago. A Jimny priced at 15 and topping out at 20 might have a chance.
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people will be lifting them and put offroad tires again.





i wonder with all added weight and not enough power how they still capable offroad cars ?

but i would want this kinda toy for local area.
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Think of how much better that would be with a boxer engine instead of that tall thing!
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Everything is better with boxer engine .haha. People make vw old transporters with boxer in rear .
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In Europe, we should get a mild hybrid version of the new Jimny, that would mean torque at low speed but not sure I would buy such a version, I like it more basic/simple.
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Everything is better with boxer engine .haha. People make vw old transporters with boxer in rear .
VW had their own flat4 in the old Transporters (>T3) but yes, many people adapt Subaru flat4's instead.
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Subaru should develop lower gears and better traction control so we would have it with car but they didint back then and they dont see it need do it now. But they could if they want to. Or make separate car some kind of very capable traction control based small forester size model that more capable then forester.
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