by goatrancher on Aug 17, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 4dr SUV 4WD
They're gonna have to bury me in this car. I bought it in about 2001 with 60k miles on it for 5k dollars cash. At 90k I changed the timing belt and water pump. Since then I have replaced only a starter, had the brakes done once and just recently replaced the front struts and back shocks. This little beast is NO fun over 55mph. Feels like it's gonna fly into bits. Uphill forget it, unless you're rock crawling. But I can get 3 full sized dairy goats in the back with the seat down and don't have to use my gas hog pickup. It refuses to quit. Most reliable car I've ever owned outside of Hondas. Flawless OD automatic. Swiss watch of a motor. Backbreaker seats. A keeper!
by afddad on Jun 15, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 4dr SUV 4WD
Good dependable car overall but when
repairs are needed parts are expensive.
$100. each front struts. $260. for pvc
valve and labor. Blew head gasket at
85,ooo miles because thermosat did not
register over med temp. 2000.00 to fix
by Clonecrazy on Jul 26, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought my Sidekick used - it had been
a rental car. I have never had any
problems with it, and the only
maintenance I've ever done has been oil
changes. It has never let me down, and
I really enjoy driving it.