1985 Suzuki Sierra JX 1.3 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Great if you want/need a small (tiny) 4WD
Head Gasket - blew 3 days after buying car.
Rear Main Seal - went 3 hours after getting car back from new head gasket.
Clutch - was slipping due to oil leakage from rear main.
Auto Choke - disconnected, had to be hooked up.
Hot Idle Compensator - engine stalls at low revs when hot.
Starter Motor - new bushes, brushes and armature.
Astonishing performance from a 1300.
Great off-road except low range a little too high, rock-hopper gears would be good.
Handles very well.
Extremely cheap on fuel.
Bumpy ride in mine, but that could be cause of aftermarket shock absorbers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st September, 2003