"I bought my Sidekick used in 95'. Many mud holes, creeks, hills, and 4-wheeler trails later(and @ 249,XXX miles) it still cranks up 1st try and runs great. In the 12 years I've owned it I have only changed the oil, tires, 2 batteries, and re-wired the tail lights. Not bad for an 89'model---even accidently drove it a ~6 months without an air filter."
Pros: "4 wheel drive, great on gas, dependable, always starts, requires little maintenance"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I swear, this car was built just for people like me. I wanted an SUV, but didn't want to drive anything too big. This car is considered an SUV, but just the right size. It has 4 wheel drive and I never slid in any snow. Also, because it's 4 cylinder, it is fantastic on gas. Additionally, great trunk space. I had this car for 7 years now, and it always starts, very dependable. Just basic maintenance was all that was required. I would HIGHLY recommend this car to anyone!!!!"
"I did not buy this SUV for looks. I bought this SUV because I wanted the best value for the 2500 bucks I was about to spend. Dependability is a must. The mileage was not correct because the one I bought was a tow along. IF I had to guess it really has less then 130k, but the meter reads 200K. It is way to clean for that many miles. I tracked my gas mileage for the first year and I averaged 27mpg. I have been on two 12hour non-stop road trips over some nasty mountains. The little 4 banger motor did a good job.
Carfax has reported front end damage but I never had any problems. New belts are all I had to change under the hood.
No leaks, tight clutch and great 4wheel drive. You cannot get a better deal than the sidekick. Great going to work car."
"I love my Suzuki. I needed a small 4x4 when I moved to north Idaho. I found this for a good price, and now I have never regretted it.
The only downside is that she isn't the most comfortable riding vehicle compared to cars, but she will climb a tree if I ask her to."
"Bought this car new and is the most reliable all weather vehicle ever. Every time I drive it people ask if I would sell it. No way.Cheap on gas and maintenace, and fun to drive in any climcondition.ate or"