Words by Jade Lu | Photos by Christopher Kho
Well, technically it was Quasar Gray, but it had a hint of blue in its hue. And yes, it was borrowed! We recently borrowed the 2004 Suzuki Jimny JLX AT for a test drive, and let me just say, it’s a fun little buggy. I’ve been itching to get a hold of this small SUV for a while now, and the opportunity finally presented itself. The Jimny may be dated, but it’s definitely not out-dated.
Getting to Know You
As Chris Kho and I hopped on to the Jimny, the first thing I noticed was its size. It all seemed great for two people, but what about backseat passengers? There was only one way to find out. Deciding to go out for lunch that day, we passed by my house and picked up my mom, my dad, and my brother. The brochure says the Jimny’s seating capacity is up to four persons, but I suppose that refers to two average-sized persons for the front and the back. So fitting three slightly-smaller-than-average passengers at the back seat was no surprise. A snug functional fit, but fit nonetheless.