1994 Suzuki Sidekick Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1994 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6L 16v SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6L 16v SOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance86500 miles
Previous carSuzuki Samurai

Summary:

Very useful little truck

Faults:

The only failures have been headlight bulbs.

Never left me stranded, never had to walk.

General Comments:

Vehicle performs very well for what it is, engine has ample power, although the power is delivered at lower rpm and the engine is not a real free revver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2000

14th Aug 2005, 19:23

This vehicle is very capable off road. It has a rugged no frills 4X4 system. It delivers its torque low in the rev range witch is great for city driving and especially off road and the 1.6l 16v has a 6500 RPM red line.

1994 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.2 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance129751 miles

Summary:

Parts are way overpriced on these things

Faults:

Transmission went out... that should be more than enough considering it cost me 2300.00 dollars to get the thing fixed. Besides that nothing really.

General Comments:

Parts are overpriced, ride is harsh, top is way too complicated to take off. Car is powerless, I would not recommend this car to anyone except someone with a lot of patience and MONEY.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st July, 2000

13th Sep 2001, 18:08

I have a 4 door JX and it has a lot of power. I think your problem is the auto. Mine has a five speed and it seems to deliver a lot of power to the rear wheels. I'll admit, its no dragster. What do you expect out of a 1.6. As for the parts being expensive, mine has never had a problem. I bought it new in 1994 and put 100000 on it and haven't had a serious problem yet. These are great cars and really good in the snow. I'll recomend it to anyone.

1994 Suzuki Sidekick JX G16b from North America

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission G16b
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

Faults:

The vehicle has no power, I have to floor the gas pedal to go up a 20 degree incline. Also the exhaust system rattles.

The rear end leaks gear oil from driveline. Very poor handling in windy conditions.

General Comments:

It's a cute car, people seem to like it. Me, I need more power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

27th Apr 2001, 00:24

I have a Sidekick, and it is the most gutless car you could drive! Zero to sixty in 60 minutes! The doors and the side panels are all rusted. It's a cheap tin box on wheels! The transmission has been replaced. The replacement parts are way, way too expensive. I will never buy another one, it's a piece of junk, and a death trap. Don't buy one.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 6 reviews