1990 Suzuki Samurai Reviews

1990 Suzuki Samurai jx 1.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance61500 miles
Previous carRenault 19

Summary:

A great fun, reliable, bargain four wheel drive

Faults:

The rear leaf spring broke at 55,000 miles.

I've also had two starter motors fail.

General Comments:

I intended on keeping the Suzuki for no more than six months until I brought my next hot hatch, but six years later I have no intention of selling her.

These Suzuki's have got a real character.

They may be bumpy and a little cold in the winter, but they are great fun and very reliable. What more do you want for the little amount of money they are.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2002

1990 Suzuki Samurai 413 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

The hood on this one seemed to deteriorate faster than the previous one. Also, it didn't like extreme cold or rain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd August, 1997

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews