1998 Suzuki Sidekick Consumer Review: the smallest truck one could o
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1998 Suzuki Sidekick - Consumer Review

1998 Suzuki Sidekick

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the smallest truck one could own.
By Robert on

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1998 Suzuki Sidekick JX 4dr SUV 4WD

Review

I bought this Sidekick JX 4-door, 4x4, 5-speed about a week ago from a private party to replace my Grand Vitara. The latter is great in all aspects except the gas economy. So, I got this Sidekick for better gas mileage. Comparing with the Grand Vitara I am surprised to find that the Sidekick is not so much less in acceleration, and climbing grade. But what troubles me is that the Sidekick does not seem willing to get beyond 65 MPH speed. The RPM gets to 3,000 at 55 MPH, 3,100 at 60 MPH and 3,500 and growling in loud protest at 65 MPH. I haven't yet dare to try but wonder if it can get to 70 RPM. I hope someone could share with me his experience and insight on this over the Internet.

Best Features

True 4x4, off-road ability.

Worst Features

Rear window wiper. It is unimaginable a SUV is not equipped with one.
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