1993 Suzuki Samurai JX 1.3
Great design in almost every possible way
The air conditioning was somehow linked to the accelerator. So, you sometimes had to turn off the airconditioning to decrease the RPM.
The seals in the rear leaked often.
There are blind spots on both sides so you have to be very careful in adjusting your side view mirrors.
This car is fantastic. The engine is so quiet, powerful and well-designed. The interior has so much space.
I gave it to my grandfather who left it unmaintained in his farm in 1998. He gave it back to me in 2002 and while it needs work, it is still in pretty good shape. I really will relish fixing it up.
I've always wanted one since I gave it away and I got it back. I don't intend to give it away or sell it ever. Even if I had a lot of money, I'd stick with this one.
Plus, in our country where car napping is rampant, it will probably be very low in a car napper's wish list of cars to steal.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th July, 2002
About the mirrors you only need to turn them almost 90º... that's the secret buddy.
Increase your idling when you run most of the times with A/C. Change your side mirrors with vertical original Suzuki version which I got from Japan. Jimny's there are equipped with these side mirrors; that would solve your blind side problems.
Sir, how about the availability of spare parts? I'm planning to get a 88 model JX type. Wise buy?