1995 Suzuki Sidekick Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1995 Suzuki Sidekick JX 1.6 16v from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles
Previous carSuzuki Sidekick

Summary:

Can't go wrong with Suzuki!

Faults:

Like most 12 year old vehicles, the only things to "wear out" are the typical maintenance prone pieces. No major repairs/replacements to date. This vehicle has been the most reliable I've ever owned. I love it.

General Comments:

This is a great vehicle! Inexpensive to own and operate. Originally purchased to get to me and from work, I quickly realized how much fun it was to drive, both on and off-road. It now has a significant 9" suspension lift, 34" tires, air-locking differentials, skid plates, winch and bumper, snorkel intake. I have been amazed at just how well this vehicle performs. It has been an absolute pleasure to drive, and own! I'd buy more if I had the parking space!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th July, 2007

25th May 2010, 11:06

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1995 Suzuki Sidekick from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

Cheap plastic interior, but reliable engine

Faults:

Interior has worn and cheap plastic pieces are breaking, such as door handles and window handles.

Speedometer cable broke.

Tail pipe rusted off.

Noisy Interior.

Windows don't roll down smoothly anymore - out of alignment.

General Comments:

Although the interior parts are cheap plastic, the engine of this thing just keeps going and going. For the money it is an extremely reliable car. This car has started every time in sub zero (negative double digits!) temps and I have put some hard miles on this little bunny. Lots of snow driving and high 4x4 rough alpine passes in Colorado, including stream crossings!

The clearance, light weight and short wheel base make it an excellent 4x4 rough road car.

It is certainly not a fast car, especially at altitude and the thin doors and roof are of concern in regards to safety, but after all I have put this little jeep through, I'm surprised it is still running.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th July, 2007

1995 Suzuki Sidekick JX from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

Being my 3rd One I Love these Sidekicks!

Faults:

Gas Meter tends to go bad, showing 1/2 full even with full tank.

General Comments:

Very quick response.

Great gas mileage.

Very reliable.

Bit of a rocky ride.

Staring shaky over 70MPH without the addition of steering stabilizer.

Addition of MSD SCI Ignition Controller really makes a difference in performance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2004

1995 Suzuki Sidekick JL 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18500 miles
Most recent distance50008 miles
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

A great SUV for the price

Faults:

Nothing major has gone wrong with my sidekick. I've replaced the spark plugs, but that was only due to the age of the Sidekick.

General Comments:

I love the sidekick. For the money it's one of the best SUV's out there.

I put a 3" body lift on with 30x9.50 tires and not it rides even better!

The heat will burn you out of the car in the winter!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2003

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 8 reviews