I loved my 2000 Atrai van but it had passed 200,000km and was running perfect and we all know that is the best time to sell! So I did and I got this 2001 Ata... Show morei 7 van. It has a 1.3L na pushing an automatic transmission. This model is actually a full time 4wd high roof. It is about 10 inches longer with a 3rd row of seats that take up all the cargo area. They fold and stow so it is great. Show Less
I put a Kenwood cd player w/audio input and a usb drive on the front. I installed a Kenwood KDV-S220P dvd player. It is upfront where I can change dvds with ... Show moreout pulling over. I put a Sanyo CAV-T80 8inch tft TV on the dash with a 10.2" flip down tv in the rear for the kids.I installed speakers in the rear and all the av is run through the stereo. Show Less
The first thing I changed was the seats and position. Luckily, a friend gave me a Miata to junk and I pulled the cushy seats and installed them. I used the r... Show moreails and had minor mods to complete. I also installed new 4" Kenwood speakers in the driver's headrest, sounds great! My wife doesn't like the music up. She doesn't like the ride so she doesn't ride often!
Then only thing I had to deal with to get it on the road was the water return pipe that also supplies the turbo with coolant. It only cost $20 and took 10 minutes to install. The thermostat was changed at the same time and I still need to pull the radiator and have it reconditioned.
The next thing was the sound, I upgraded from a stock cassette player to a Kenwood MD player with a 10 disc changer. I am going to mount the changer in the rear under the roof, those pics will come when I finish. I want to keep it out of the way, never know where you might end up.
This is a good way to know that the odometer doesn't match actual mileage. The odometer reads 130,000 km (64,000 miles) and the timing belt sticker reads 87,211 km (54,506 miles) but there is still an older timing belt sticker with the mileage wiped clean. That means she probably has about 160,000 km (100,000 miles).
We have many typhoons here and I lost the hinges on my last car when the wind grabbed the door. So, I changed the rubber strap that was cracked with leather straps. Ready for Mother Nature!
One of the previous owners spray painted the Jimny spray can black over the original white. I plan to fix the rust, pull off the black and get the whole truck painted gunmetal. That is still up in the air but I may look for some diamond plate panels to replace the rusted sections. Show Less
The Beginnings of a New Life?! A friend gave me this 93 Jimny to junk but instead, I thought I might try to bring it back to the fun 4X4 it was. I love that ... Show morethis is a very utilitarian vehicle. This is a JA11V, Jimny, 660cc turbo with manual transmission. The 4th gear is bad and it keeps kicking out so I skip 4th all together. Also, the front differential has failed the first time I took it out on a muddy road, it must have been ready before I even took it out. Who knows, but that is another thing to look for. I live on a small island, Okinawa, in the south of Japan. It rains heavily and rust is a huge factor especially with the Jimny. It is hard to find used parts and you have to jump on them when you find them. Show Less