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08-31-2009, 03:20 PM
1987 Suzuki Samurai

This short wheelbase, micro-SUV was more prone to rolling over than a Labrador Retriever, a dangerous weakness magnified by the Samuraiís snap-your-neck fabric-covered top. It was introduced in the United States and sold well through the 1989 model year, when Suzuki, under fire from safety advocates, replaced it with the Sidekick. This model looked similar but was four inches wider and several hundred pounds heavieródesign changes intended to prevent purchasing the Samuraiís successor from being a form of seppuko.

08-31-2009, 11:17 PM

09-04-2009, 10:22 PM
I had one in NZ 1989 Called the SJ413 there..I had it as a temporaray farm vehicle. It was great in my hands, but a friend managed to tip it on its side just when parking. "It just fell over" Sure he was on a hill side:):)
At the time I was :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:!

Jump forward to 2005 and he visits Australia and hires one to visit Fraser Island. I suggested a bigger vehicle... he agreed on return as great on the off road but onroad for the journey up there and back was rock n roll!