1986 Suzuki Samurai JX 1.3L gas engine
Speedometer cable went out at 131,040 miles.
Clutch cable went out at 131,050 miles.
Transmission shifter bolt and bushing went out at roughly 131,050.
Right rear wheel bearing is on its way out.
Replaced the soft top with a new one.
I would have to say this is one of the best vehicles I have owned, although it is not the most comfortable ride in the world. I don't really drive it in town that much, so for me it's not an issue. It has never failed me (other than running out of gas once). I will admit these vehicles are a bit bouncy on dirt roads, but nothing really bad.
I bought my Samurai on the 4th of July 2009 for the sum of $450, needing some work, but it ran and drove well. To be honest, it still is a work in progress, but still fires right up with a couple of pumps of the throttle and a turn of the key.
This car will always have a home with me, and will never be sold off. Probably not the best vehicle for daily driving on the interstate, but could be used for such use if you wanted. At any rate, I would definitely suggest a Samurai to anyone wanting something cheaper than a Jeep, or if just want something different than the normal Jeep's, Toyota's etc...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th November, 2012