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Used 1998 Suzuki Sidekick Consumer Reviews

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We have a limited number of reviews for the 1998 Sidekick, so we've included reviews for other years of the Sidekick since its last redesign.

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4.5 out of 5 stars

The little engine that could but Suzuki version

firebug2283, 03/18/2011
1997 Suzuki Sidekick Sport JLX 4dr SUV 4WD
15 of 15 people found this review helpful

This car has been hit in the front and the rear and is still on the road. She has 189,561 miles and she still running like new. We have replaced few minor parts, fuel filter, a fan belt and she still continues to run. She just won't die, she refuses to die. Great gas mileage. 4x4 works excellent and she sure can haul wood. I HAVE thought of replacing her but can't bare to part with her because we know we won't find a better car. She may look like a death trap coming down the road but she sure does run excellent. Never has left us stranded and I doubt she ever will.

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4.63 out of 5 stars

I love my Sidekick!

Clonecrazy, 07/26/2002
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX 4dr SUV 4WD
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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.

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5 out of 5 stars

sidekicks are great

suzukidude, 06/18/2003
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JS 2dr SUV w/Soft Top
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

I bought my sidekick some time ago now, i use a lot, has 104k miles on it and has behaved like a champ, i havn't had any problems with it, only reg mantainance(oil, fluids,breaks...) Fuel economy is great, love the big windows and the stylish looks. Its not a very fast car, but hey, thats not what your paying for and it wasnt desinged for high performance.

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4.13 out of 5 stars

Fun little SUV

turre_plug, 08/30/2009
1998 Suzuki Sidekick JX 4dr SUV 4WD
7 of 7 people found this review helpful

I originally bought my Sidekick to save some gas... But I have been driving it so much that I have not saved a dime yet.....! It is a fun, little nimble beast. It has a choppy ride on the road but, the 1.6 is peppy with the 5spd. Not a lot of critter comforts but the utility side is amazing. I fish a lot and the 4x4 , good ground clearance and it's small size allow me and my little boat to go places no one else can go. Stay away from the interstate with this guy, it's like riding a motorcycle out there. A great little car, manly enough to be seen in and is well made and tough... No repairs yet but I don't think it will be a problem thus far..... Don't be scared of the sidekick!

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4.75 out of 5 stars

I Love My Suzuki

Anne M, 03/28/2007
1998 Suzuki Sidekick Sport JLX 4dr SUV 4WD
7 of 7 people found this review helpful

I can't tell you how happy I've been with my Sidekick. It has 98,000 miles on it and still starts right up! My car performance has always exceeded my highest expectations. I feel secure knowing that I have AWD whenever the need arises. This feature has pulled me out of my driveway even after the plow trucks have blocked the end of the driveway with massive piles of snow. Now that my daughter has her license, she has taken over driving the car. I know the Suzuki will give her many more years of excellent performance.

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