You basically have a Suzuki. You want the same reliability in your next car? Get a Suzuki. I will never buy any other car! I have a 5 speed 1.6L 4x4 Suzuki X-90 with all the options and 110,000 miles! It runs and sounds like new! I'm going to fix up the body (my own fault it's in the shape it is), and were the car still in production, you would think it was new if you couldn't see the mileage!
Suzuki's are OK, but the X-90 is kind of dorky looking... sort of a modern-day Nash Metropolitan...
What was the deal with the X90 anyway? As far as I'm concerned, it was just a Tracker/Sidekick with even less interior room and 2 less seats.
I own a 1995 Suzuki Swift, i.e. the same car as the originating poster. I got the car at 113,000 miles and got 46mpg measured on a trip to Canada and back. I have been fairly good about oil changes and such. It now has 179,000 miles on it and I still get 40-43mpg. It seems like it's still going strong and I fully expect to hit 250,000 miles on this thing before looking at another car. Hell, I might just look for another one with less mileage at that point.
I did have two torn CV boots at the same time (caught too late, $500 damage done), but I guess that's due to the gravel roads I drive on occasionally. Other than that, basic maintenance has kept it running smooth.
Just picked up a Suzuki X90 about 3 weeks ago. Ten years old and the engine is still in top notch condition; typical Suzuki quality.
4x4 is nice in them, as well they have one of the roomiest layouts for the passenger and driver that I've seen, at the expense not having rear seat.
The horsepower (95hp) is a little low in the, possibly the reason the engines last so long; but a K&N air filter installed has given it a nice boost in performance. Change the tires to 275 R15's, K&N filter and make sure to use some HIGH quality synthetic oil if you plan to take it up to 7000rpm when shifting. Mileage isn't the best (25City 28Highway), but everything else about them is great!
City driving to offroading, one package!
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