Well back as a kid in 1972 I first saw a Suzuki LJ10 or may have been a LJ20 in Wellsford (Northland) and if I had been older I would of liked one for myself, but at 8 years old I was too young!
Anyway in 1998 I got my 1st new Suzuki Samurai (Jimny), one of the 1st Suzuki with Coil Springs suspension (below) and after 90,000+ kms of a load of fun, sold it.
Replaced with a Red Suzuki Jimny in 2000 and after a load of kilometres (About 90,000+ kms again) and fun sold it.
Replacing it with a new Green Suzuki Jimny in around 2004? I drove this one hard off road for years too.
When I turned up for the 1st service the Service Manager was shocked by the scratches on the driver side and asked which Supermarket carpark was that? I just laughed and said have you not seen the left-hand side of her? On walking around to the left! Just stood there lost for words and then asked well that was one bad shopping day!
No! shaking my head, that’s from Tea Tree and driving about offroad through the bush.
Anyway I sold that one and moved onto a Suzuki APV Van to camp in and fit my Mountain bikes inside, but I have missed my Suzuki 4×4’s and after a long break!
I now have placed a backorder for my 4th new Suzuki Jimny and it’s due about late May 2022?
More to come in the future.
Future Adventures are awaiting & this website https://jimny.nz/