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  1. B. Choate
    February 18, 2015 @ 10:56 pm

    Also known as one of the most rollover-prone vehicles ever made, a good friend swears by his and often laments that there's no modern equivalent.

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    • Fleetwood T. Brougham
      February 18, 2015 @ 11:19 pm

      It might be "known" for that, B. Choate, but only by those who didn't know the whole story. What CR did to Suzuki was shameful, and was on par with what was done to Audi with the bogus "unintended acceleration" nonsense. If you're interested in reading more, here's a link: aim.org/aim-report/aim-report-a-black-eye-for-consumer-reports/

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    • B. Choate
      February 19, 2015 @ 1:11 am

      Hmmm, did some reading and it appears that you're right. In fact, saw some video that showed them cornering much better than what I'd expect based on their cg and narrow track. It's unfortunate that clowns like David Pittle get away with that sort of crap.

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  2. Gianni
    February 18, 2015 @ 11:34 pm

    Hmmm, so tow behind an RV miles are different than actual miles. Learn something new every day…

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  3. Hunsbloger
    February 18, 2015 @ 11:58 pm

    When these were introduced to the US market, they weren't sold for their off-roadability, they were sold on the basis of being about the least expensive road legal car you could buy. Couldn't really complain about anything because you didn't pay much for it. As soon as you could afford a real car, you'd sell it to someone who would then offroad it until it died. They were so ubiquitous as tow-behind units that I thought RV dealers were giving them away free with every purchase.

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    • mrkwong
      February 19, 2015 @ 12:09 am

      The early Saturns were the other typical RV tagalong 'cause the automatic transmissions had a fluid pump driven by the output side of the transmission, so unlike most automatics it wouldn't seize up after a hundred miles of being flat-towed at 65mph.

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  4. AW
    February 19, 2015 @ 12:34 am

    That G13 engine is hardly a boat anchor. Too light to be an anchor. Your boat would just drift away.
    Also, as an engine they may not be powerful, but they rev freely and are virtually indestructible.

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  5. TRDsmith
    February 19, 2015 @ 3:52 am

    This is not a Samurai. It is an SJ410. Think one less forward gear, about 20 less horsepower, slightly narrower fender flares and smaller wheels. On a positive note, fuelling is via side-draft.

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  6. Unknown
    February 19, 2015 @ 3:58 am

    I always liked how they looked, but didn't get a chance to drive one before the rust got to 99.99% of them.

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