1988 Suzuki Samurai 1.3 liter from North America
Wonderful, pure sport utility jeep
The soft top has worn away, and recently I hit a real nasty pot hole, and my steering knuckle started to leak.
My favorite car of all time. I've been commuting in my Samurai for over 5 years now. I'm no mechanic, but I've found that so much on this buggy is fixable by the do-it-yourselfer.
I found another complete Samurai and bought it for 300 bucks in 2010. I transplanted the soft top, fuel pump, inspection shield, starter, a section of the driveshaft, and have stored all kinds of parts off of it that I was able to pull off.
This rig is a legend in my mind.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th October, 2014
A Jeep is a Jeep - Jeep is a brand name, a Suzuki Samurai is not a Jeep, it's a Suzuki and it couldn't follow in a Jeep's tracks. In fact a Samurai would need to call a Jeep to pull it out of whatever it gets stuck in.
Yes... a Jeep is a Jeep... owned by Chrysler. A jeep is altogether different (lower case j). The term was coined in the early 40's for the army's general purpose vehicle... (GP). Since saying GP quickly sounded like jeep, they just began to call the little buggies jeeps. I would never own a Jeep. But a jeep I'll take all day.