I purchased this dependable 1997 Suzuki X-90 4X4 brand new in 1997. I am the only owner (1 owner). The mileage is road miles. I drove it for 7 years to Greensboro, NC & home; 125-mile round trip (work). Not once in those 7 years did the vehicle break down (dependable).
Through the years, I have had an alternator, water pump, AC compressor, timing belts & all belts changed out. Just changed out the transmission with a used transmission, approximately 100,000 miles on it along with a new clutch kit installed. The original transmission did not fail, changed out as preventive maintenance.
As the pictures show, I had a 2.5” lift system installed (sets just high enough off the ground to be safe). When driving, you feel the extra height & that’s a nice feeling since this is a small vehicle. You’re right up there with the height of regular SUV’s.
As the pictures depict, I had the interior customized (custom upholstery). New stereo system (w/remote) with CD & MP3 USB. The car interior originally came in the Malibu Barbie cloth upholstery which was in my opinion very cheap & tacky. Looked like Greyhound upholstered bench seats. The arm rest lifts out of the way if you don't want to use it. Has storage in it. The security system with the remote control still works. The alarm system will sometimes disengage & you have to reprogram it @ that time-that can be tricky (just so you know).
Also, notice that on the front & rear bumpers there is black skid marks. My first winter while driving to work, I got a false since of security with the four-wheel drive while in deep snow and traveling over an icy overpass. I tagged the front & rear bumper & kept getting it down the road. No big deal. I have the matched spray paint to include with the purchase. Also notice the pictures of the undercarriage. In my driving area the roads are treated with brine. A mixture of salt, water & sand.
It is a 5-speed manual; shifts nicely with newly installed transmission. The four-wheel drive part works great. This car will go in the snow & off road. Off road w/T-tops off is fun. Take if for a test drive with the T-tops out. Still have the T-top covers in the trunk (nice size clean trunk). It is a head-turner to say the least (heads will turn & jealous words spoken). I always get asked questions about it when I take it for a spin. A young adults' dream car.
Would love to keep it, but don’t drive it enough to keep the battery charged. A very rare gem. These cars were only made for 3 years, 1996 through 1998. Still drive it to work sometimes so it doesn't sit. Not good for vehicles to sit. They need to be driven to keep them in good working order.
I just detailed the vehicle myself which I have done through the years. The pictures show a shiny & waxed vehicle. However, the vehicle is 22-years-old. The paint is faded w/some hail damage. No cracked paint from the hail damage. When waxed, the vehicle will shine like new money for a while & depending if it is garaged kept. I did not garage-keep the vehicle.
I have the CARFAX REPORT . Annual average mileage is 10,070; low mileage. In my opinion, I would not be scared of the 226,000 miles on the car. Oil & filter changed every 3000 to 5000 miles. It runs like a scolded dog.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||JS3LB11S1V4100915||Mileage:||226000|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Trim:||4 Wheel Drive SUV|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Engine:||1.6L I4 F SOHC 16V|
|Options:||4-Wheel Drive||Drive Type:||4WD|
|Safety Features:||Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag||Power Options:||Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows|
|Sub Model:||X-90||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Exterior Color:||RED||For Sale By:||Private Seller|
|Interior Color:||RED||Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|
|Number of Cylinders:||4|