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Used 1992 Suzuki Sidekick Consumer Reviews

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4.88 out of 5 stars

16 Years Later Still No Problems

David, 08/03/2006
1990 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Sixteen years after purchasing my 1990 Suzuki Sidekick, we have never had a problem with this car. It has no rust. It's still in mint shape. It starts every time. We have had no break downs. Honestly, every car should be like this.

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2.63 out of 5 stars

'91 Sidekick - Basic but Fun

D. Tracy, 10/18/2005
1991 Suzuki Sidekick JX 4dr SUV 4WD
6 of 7 people found this review helpful

Yes, the Suzuki Sidekick is plain, but it will take me anywhere I want to go. On long trips to the mountains or on 4WD only trips in deep sand on Padre Island - this car has never let me down. I've pulled F-350's out of the sand. I bought mine for $2,500 and have put another $5,000 in it. I am now selling it for $1,800. As yuou can see, this truck has poor resale value. It can be fixed up to look good. I added custom wheels, graphics, a custom radio, tinted windows, and oversized tires to make it a real looker. The 1991 model has no overdrive which is a real bummer on gas. I only get 17 city, 24 hwy. The little engine revs high (4,000 rpm) at 70 mph. Mine has had two new engines and it uses oil. It is a great fishing car. Crosswinds at highway speeds are exhilerating though. I would not recommend this truck for a primary vehicle unless you're a good mechanic.

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4.13 out of 5 stars

fun, quality, economy

markdl, 11/01/2002
1990 Suzuki Sidekick JLX 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

why buy a diesel for fuel economy, its noisy, shakey and no one knows how to fix it. why buy hybrid cars for fuel economy, they are expensive and not yet perfected. This SUV is made in Japan. Not Korea and not USA. In fact, it is being sold by an american car maker as GEO Tracker. Why? because they can't make anything this perfect. Fun to drive, quality built and so economical.

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4.63 out of 5 stars

Beat to death

little tank, 03/14/2008
1992 Suzuki Sidekick JS 2dr SUV w/Soft Top
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

I bought my Suzuki for my first vehicle and sold it to a buddy of mine. When I bought it, the kid I bought it from beat the hell out of it, I didn't beat it too badly, but then my friend I sold it to beat it. It does still run, still moves, but not inspected. it has 180000+ on it and refuses to die. The tranny makes noise, the body's held on by 1 or 2 out of 8 body mounts, the engine rattles, the clutch isnt the best, the frame isn't real good, but after the beating it took, that's pretty good actually and it still goes anywhere you point it. If there is one thing about this Sidekick, it deserves to be gold plated and put in a glass case somewhere, but we will continue driving it till it dies.

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5 out of 5 stars

FUN family on/off road vehicle

LT, 12/26/2015
updated 06/26/2016
1991 Suzuki Sidekick JX 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

suzuki sidekicks are nearly extinct! Most basic fun vehicle! Feels like an atv . Cousin of the samurai. Better mpg than the Jeeps! This thing is unstoppable.. I used to use it as a daily driver and did the job quite well. Now its a week end fun ride. Pro. Cheap aftermarket pats. Simplicity .decent mpg. Compact 5 seater. Off road capabilities. Cons. Slow accelertion and speed. Lack of cup holders....

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