1997 Suzuki Samurai Review

1997 Suzuki Samurai 1.3 Gas from Panama

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 Gas Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carDaewoo Matiz


Very good if you live in the forest!!...Like me..


I had to change the gas tank because of bad protection under the car.

Radiator had a leak because of too much mud.

The front tires had to be balanced every 2 months because the suspension is too hard.

General Comments:

It is a very faithful car. It took me to the highest point in Panama without breaking a sweat.

Very economical if used Off-Road, but in highway it used to much gas.

Very cheap.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review