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Compare Suzuki to Recent Mazda Factory Rust Protection

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Compare Suzuki to Recent Mazda Factory Rust Protection

Postby drumtochty » Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:59 pm

The good lady got her third Suzuki Jimny in November and we bought a new one as we keep them around 8 to 10 years.

Readers will have seen the pictures of the Mk4 underside in late 2015 and they are here.

http://mx5scotland.co.uk/board2/viewtop ... &hilit=mk4

Lets have a look at a new 2016 Suzuki Jinmy and in my opinion different versions of not very good.

I will be very busy next week.

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The area underneath the handbrake, no underseal there.

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The chassis rail where the front of the rear suspension connects plenty stonechip in certain areas and then missing for no apparent reason.

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Pickup point for the Transfer Box note the chassis rail is stonechipped but the bracket that holds the aluminium bracket is only painted.

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Front right hand side not much stonechip in this area.

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Front suspension pickup point note lack of stonechip.

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Plenty to stonechip here.

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Only painted areas around the front of the car.

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At the back of the car only the sides of the chasis rails are stonechipped the other areas are only painted.

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The front of the rear wheel arch is not stonechipped.

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The back of the rear wheel arch is say 70% done as the dirty bit is stonechiped but the cleanish bit is just painted.
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Re: Compare Suzuki to Recent Mazda Factory Rust Protection

Postby blackyb » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:01 pm

Seems to be the story no matter what you buy these days, manufacturers don't expect us to now want to keep any car more than a few years before we hand them back and keep paying the monthly fee and drive away in another new one.

Personally I am with you, I keep my cars a while (last VW 12 years - current MX5 6 years - wife's fiesta 9 years) so under sealing is a must for me.

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Re: Compare Suzuki to Recent Mazda Factory Rust Protection

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:18 am

Yeah it is the norm now on these cars.....dare i say it.... they don't built them like they use to ....including the gauge of metal.
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