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Want a New Suzuki Samurai? Go to India or New Zealand

Nostalgia: Want a New Suzuki Samurai? Go to India or New Zealand Editor: Andy Lilienthal – subcompactculture.com Portland, OR – The Suzuki Samurai was introduced to North America in 1985 as a MY 1986 vehicle and was on sale for 10 model years. Despite the whole Consumer Reports roll-over conundrum in the 1980s, it remains one of the most loved, coveted, and in-demand 4x4s …

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Adding some more “sport” to a Suzuki Sidekick Sport

How To: Installing a 2.3 Aerio Engine Into A Sidekick Sport By: Matt Verley, Photography: Matt Verley Seaside, OR – Over the last 20 years, I have owned at least a dozen Samurais, several Sidekicks and Trackers, and a couple of Vitara and Grand Vitara.  About 3 years ago, I stumbled across a 1996 Sidekick Sport with a blown engine in my …

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Grand Vitara 3rd Gen. Vehicle Specifications

  ZUKIWORLD online’s Grand Vitara J3-Introduced in 2006 designated by 4 doors, unibody construction, and a longitudinal mounted drivetrain with V6 engine. ENGINE     Type:                                       2.7-liter, V6, 24-valve DOHC Materials:                                Aluminum cylinder block/aluminum cylinder heads Displacement:                         2.7 liters (2,736 cc/167 cu. in.) Bore x stroke:                          88.0 mm x 75.0 mm/3.46 in. x 2.95 in. Compression ratio:                9.5:1 Horsepower:                           185 …

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Samurai Vehicle Specifications

ZUKIWORLD online’s Samurai -1986 to 1995 sold in 2-door soft and hardtop models. Available in JX, JL, and JA trim packages. Equipped with a 1.3 8-valve I-4 engine.   [samurai photo]   The Samurai was the first Suzuki truck official sold in the United States through proper dealer channels. It’s design was very much a carry over from the 1985 …

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Sidekick (Vitara) First Gen Vehicle Specifications

ZUKIWORLD online’s Sidekick -1989 to 1998 sold in 2 and 4-door hardtop and 2-door softtop models with several trim packages. Fitted with many different I-4 engines including: 1.3 8V, 1.6 8V, and 1.6 16V. First released: 1988 Engine: 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L V6, and diesel Transmission: 5-speed, 4-speed auto Roof: Hardtop, Soft Top Seats: 4 Notes: LWB 4 Door model released …

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LJ and SJ Series Vehicle Specifications

ZUKIWORLD online’s SJ and LJ series -1972 to 1985 2-door hard and softtop models with many variations available including 2-stroke engines. Names and pseudonyms of Suzuki SJ and LJ vehicles. LJ series AKA: Hopestar, LJ10, LJ20, LJ50/55, LJ80/81 Styles: Hardtop, Convertible, Pickup; 2 Seater, 3 Seater, or 4 Seater; 2 Door Manufactured: 1970-1977 SJ series AKA: SJ20, SJ30/40, SJ410, SJ413 …

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Vitara 2nd Gen Vehicle Specifications

ZUKIWORLD online’s Vitara -Introduced in 1999 Available in 2 and 4-door hard and softtop models. economically fitted with a 2.0 liter I-4 engine. GENERAL Vehicle Type Two-Door, Soft Top EPA Vehicle Class Sport-Utility Powertrain Layout      (2WD) Front Engine, Rear-Wheel Drive      (4WD) Front Engine, Rear/Four-Wheel Drive Body Structure Ladder Frame with Boxed Rails Body Material Steel, Body-on-Frame Seating Capacity …

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XL7 Vehicle Specifications

    ZUKIWORLD online’s XL-7 -Introduced in 2001 designated by 4 doors, and a larger capacity from a Grand Vitara. upgraded trim packages, and a V6 engine. Below are the specs for the 2002 model. GENERAL Vehicle Type Four-door, Hard-top EPA Vehicle Class Sport-utility Powertrain Layout       (2WD) Front Engine, Rear-wheel Drive      (4WD) Front Engine, Rear/Four-wheel Drive Body Structure …

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Grand Vitara 2nd Gen Vehicle Specifications

  ZUKIWORLD online’s Grand Vitara -Introduced in 1999 designated by 4 doors, upgraded trim packages, and a V6 engine. Click here for more. GENERAL Vehicle Type Four-Door, Hard Top EPA Vehicle Class Sport-Utility Powertrain Layout      (2WD) Front Engine, Rear-Wheel Drive      (4WD) Front Engine, Rear/Four-Wheel Drive Body Structure Ladder Frame with Boxed Rails Body Material Steel, Body-on-Frame Seating Capacity …

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