Suzuki SJ413 Review

1988 Suzuki SJ413 JX 1.3 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1988
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance83000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi RVR


Excellent off-roader and round-towner

General Comments:

An excellent off-road vehicle, with good handling on most urban roads, but when you get out onto the open road the handling leaves much to be desired.

The rear seats are not particularly comfortable for longer journeys.

It sometimes struggles to get up the motorway on-ramp and up to 100km/h, as the on-ramps in New Zealand are generally quite steep for a small-engined car.

Anything that does go wrong with the engines can usually be fixed relatively easily, but watch out for any rust, especially above the rear door area.

The rear door requires some skill to close, as you need to lift and close at the same time, due to the weight of the spare wheel.

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

Review Date: 26th January, 2005

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review