1983 Suzuki SJ410 Review

1983 Suzuki SJ410 SJ 1.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance202000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

An outstanding adventure vehicle

Faults:

Seats had worn out by the time I purchased the vehicle.

A few rust spots underneath the body due to previous owner's neglect.

Seals in the engine also wear out and begin to leak oil every 6 months or so, but its not expensive to sort out if serviced regularly.

General Comments:

A great project car to make your own modifications to at low costs.

I fitted a winch and new bull-bar, converted the doors to be quick-removable, mounted a spare tyre on the bonnet and a jerry can on the back tail gate and had a custom roof-rack made by a friend.

Even with a 4-speed manual transmission and 1.0L engine, it is a go-anywhere machine that is totally reliable and very capable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2002

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review