For Sale By:Private Seller
Exterior Color: White
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 6
Drive Type: 4X4
Gallipolis, OH, United States
I have for sell a nice Samurai with a lot of good parts on it. The body is in decent shape. It is the tin top version. It has a roll cage built inside the cab. It has a 4.3 Chevy motor that can run on gasoline or propane with the flip of a dash mounted switch. It is real handy to drive it on gasoline and when you hit the trail you can flip it to propane and it will run on any angle. 4 speed granny low trans and a 205 transfer case make for a solid drivetrain. It also has Toyota axles under it. The rear is Lincoln locked with 4.10 gears and the front is 4.10 open. The wheelbase has been stretched and gives it a 0 approach and departure angle. The lower links are huge and I have never bent one or had any trouble with them but I'm not sure what they are made of but they are very strong. They have jonny joints on both ends. The upper link comes off of one of the lower links and mounts to the rear ends. It is not as beefy as the lower links but I have had no problems. The pan hard or track bars are huge and I don't see anyone breaking them either. Toyota steering mounted behind the front end so nothing can get hit on the trail. Coil springs on front and rear. It has a new set of 37" Iroks with no rock rash and 99% tread. These tires are practically brand new. 30 pound propane tank that I just filled comes with it. Badland winch on front that works great. This is a great rig just needs a new owner.
By now, you're surely aware that Suzuki is pulling out of the US market. It was a bit of a foregone conclusion to most who've been paying attention to the automotive realm, but it still sent a small shockwave through the industry. And one of the most oft-heard retorts goes something like this: "Next up: Mitsubishi."
It's easy to understand why many question Mitsubishi's existence in the States. After all, now that Suzuki is gone, Mitsubishi is the Japanese automaker with the fewest sales in America. Furthermore, the automaker's market share has dropped from .7 percent to just .4 percent after seeing sales fall 29 percent to 50,103 units through October.
In any case, Mitsubishi fans needn't worry. Speaking to Automotive News, Mitsubishi President Osamu Masuko said, "We have no intention whatsoever of withdrawing from the US market." That's about as clear as clear can get. It's also worth mentioning that Gayu Uesugi was just named chairman of Mitsubishi Motors North America, and his main responsibility will be to revitalize the brand in the US.
Spiders seem to love the fuel tanks of Japanese sedans. Mazda had to recall its Mazda6 twice for arachnid webs blocking their car's vent lines. Now, the Suzuki Kizashi is also being called in because spiders can block the car's evaporative canister vent hose, a condition which could cause excessive negative pressure in the tank, eventually leading to a crack and fuel leak. The campaign covers about 19,249 examples of the 2010-2013 model year Kizashi built from October 2009 through July 2012.
According to the automaker's defect notice released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the first report of a spiderweb blocking a vent line was in 2011. It began monitoring field data and found six more incidents from 2011 to 2013. In 2014, there was one more case, and with further investigation, Suzuki decided to initiate a recall. There are no reports of accidents or injuries of the webs causing accidents or injuries in the US.
In a similar move to Mazda, Suzuki is replacing the evaporative canister vent line with one that has a filter in place to keep the spiders out. Also, if the lines are obstructed by webs in a specific vehicle, the fuel tank will also get swapped. Scroll down to read the full recall announcement from NHTSA.
Rental cars get no respect. They're abused, misused and flogged mercilessly as athletes in Rental Car Olympics. And that's just at your everyday airport rental counter. The torture gets extreme for rental cars thrashed around Germany's infamous Nürburgring.
Rent4Ring expects its customers to drive its cars around the 'Ring with enthusiasm and, in some cases, less skill than the pros. Rent4Ring just recently retired its Suzuki Swift Sport from its fleet and shared the car's two-year-plus lifetime highlights.
The little hatchback made more than 2,800 laps of the 'Ring over three seasons amounting to more than 310,000 miles driven by 457 different drivers. "Some were fast, some were slow. Some were nice to the car, a few were frankly awful," says a Rent4Ring rep.