DOTS:Suzuki SJ413 Smurf Jeep

DOTS:Suzuki SJ413 Smurf Jeep

Just one step down from the Suzuki Escudo is the Suzuki Jimny, also known as the Suzuki Samurai. Especially the Samurai (the SJ series was sold under that name in the Netherlands) was considered unsafe when doing quick turns at higher speeds, but I don’t think this Samurai suffered from tipping over:
Suzuki SJ413 aka Samurai or Jimny
Suzuki SJ413 aka Samurai or Jimny

Now these tiny 4×4 were already considered a laughing stock back in the 80s but actually they were better cars than most of their rivals. They are quite powerful considering their power/weight ratio and extremely agile thanks to their short wheelbase.

Now I did find this nice 1988 example did not do its bad name any good at all:
Suzuki SJ413 aka Samurai or Jimny
Suzuki SJ413 aka Samurai or Jimny

Now the big question is what SJ stood for… Could it have been Suzuki Jimny or could it have been Smurf Jeep? You can decide in this poll:


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