1988 Suzuki Samurai
4 Cylinder Inline Engine
5 Speed Manual Transmission
4 Wheel Drive
This is a very nice Suzuki. The car is rust free that we can see, and has been painted white from it's original dark blue. The Auto Check Report says 4 owners, but if you read it, it shows only 3. The original owner took very good care of it and we have the receipts to show every little thing she had done. She was very good about having everything checked and repairs done as needed. She actually owned the car for 33 years.
The Suzuki Samurai was the first Japanese off road vehicle sold in the US. First sold in 1986, they became extremely popular, much to the surprise of the Japanese. It is hard to find an unmolested Samurai. This one is a fine example. It appears that the first owner, a lady from Tucson, AZ, who kept the car for 33 years, just drove it short distances. In spite of what appears to be an error on the Auto Check Report, the records that come with the car show it to have low mileage. She kept this car maintained well and had everything changed even the differential fluid and whatever else needed servicing.
In 2020, the second owner again had it gone over here in Texas and took it to a Kwik Lube and asked that ALL fluids be removed and replaced. This was done to the entire car including the transfer case. If you looked at the Auto Check Report in the beginning of the ad, it shows a problem with the mileage. It looks like the mileage went from 83 miles to over 100,000 miles and then back down to around 30,000. This makes it seem that the mileage was rolled back or went around a second time. In the large stack of receipts we have, we found mileage taken during services and minor repairs that show the car never showed more than the 47,000 miles that are on the odometer. It is chronicled very well. Also, looking at the car which has spent most of it's life in the dry climate of Tucson , Arizona, and was owned by the same woman from 1989 to 2020, we really believe it may have only 47,063 miles.
You will see above, that the mileage in Sept of 1991 is only 9431, and then in January of 2000 it is 29208. If you follow the mileage after 2000, you can see that she only drove it very little. It really does not appear that this lady put 100,000 miles on this car. She took way too good care of it.
There is a receipt showing fitted imitation sheepskin seat covers back when the original owner had the car. So, we think the seats may be original. The door panels were recently replace, however. The hood release is on the back wall of the glove box. You can see there is no sign of rust under any of the doors. The engine compartment is amazing for the year of the is car. Below are the photos of the areas where paint is peeling.
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