Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

  1. #1
    Vulture of The Western World Eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Land of The Edentulites
    Posts
    22,730

    1987 Suzuki Samurai

    1987 Suzuki Samurai

    This short wheelbase, micro-SUV was more prone to rolling over than a Labrador Retriever, a dangerous weakness magnified by the Samurai’s 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 heavier—design changes intended to prevent purchasing the Samurai’s successor from being a form of seppuko.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Mase's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    840

  3. #3
    Senior Member Kwozzie1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
    Posts
    2,072

    They do roll over-gently

    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 !

    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!
    Rex
    On the Sunshine Coast, in the Sunshine State Queensland (QLD), Australia

Similar Threads

  1. In the rearview mirror: 1987 Renault Alliance GTA
    By Eric in forum Classic Car Corner
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-23-2011, 10:50 AM
  2. Cadillac Allante, 1987-1993
    By Eric in forum Classic Car Corner
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-18-2010, 06:20 AM
  3. 1981–1987 Daihatsu Charade
    By Eric in forum Piece of sheet cars
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-23-2009, 07:47 PM
  4. 1976–1987 Chevy Chevette
    By Eric in forum Piece of sheet cars
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-22-2009, 09:05 PM
  5. Cadillac Allante 1987-1993
    By Eric in forum Classic Car Corner
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 08-05-2008, 06:39 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •