1998 Sidekick

Consumer Reviews

1998 Suzuki Sidekick

$1,995 - $1,995  MSRP Range
1998 Suzuki Sidekick

Review Score

4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5

4 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.5 out of 5 stars Comfort
5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.8 out of 5 stars Reliability
3.5 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Fun to drive! Great value for the money!

by Heckfy from Pleasanton, CA on Tue Jan 06 2015

This car is really in it's own league. It looks like a toy and you can get it really cheap. At the first look it seems to be small, underpowered, etc. But once you start driving it, you start really appreciating this little SUV. First, it's surprisingly comfortable. The sits are comfortable, the windows give you great view and the controls are very ergonomic. Second, once you take the top down - it's a great convertible. Third, the gas mileage is great if you compare to similar SUVs. The cat gets rust spots easily, but besides that it's built really tough and can take some serious abuse without much damage. It's very small and easy to park. And does ok up to 75 mph on a freeway. The closest competitor would be Jeep, but it would probably cost double and gets much worse MPG. Basically it's a lot of fun to drive for a very little money. On the negative side, its an orphaned brand, so there are no Suzuki dealerships around and getting some parts could be hard.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great little SUV

by Happy 4-wheeler from Northern WI on Sun Dec 25 2011

This little SUV packs a lot of features in it for the money. Very reliable, super in 4wd, and good gas mileage. The ride is a bit rough and the initial acceleration is a bit slow, but once you are at speed it holds it's own on the road. Pleny of front seat space. Rear seating is sparce. Carpo area is nice and has a huge rear access door. I've had it for over 5 years and drive it a lot in tough conditions and it has been a wonderful little truck. Cornering should be done carefully, though, as it is slightly top heavy as with many of the smaller SUVs.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Fun toy to drive

by Sidekick Driver from Hamilton, ON on Sun Oct 09 2011

The sidekick might not be the biggest of the SUV/4x4 vehicles around but it is a bang for its but.The only bit of a downside I have found is the acceleration, but once you get going its a nice ride. The sidekick being a narrow tall vehicle neeeds to be watched taking any corners hard, bu same as most SUV's, to hard of a corner it could possibly tip. The 4x4 is great on the sidekick and will get you through just abot anything you put in front of it. If you are looking for a cheaper SUV and somthing with a 4 banger, i would definately reccommend this little guy, fun ride for sure. It has a nice roomy sideways opening hatch, can store alot.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Good car but a little dangerous

by niki from Roswell, NM on Tue Oct 10 2006

This car runs great, but be careful turning corners its quick to flip. The only thing i dislike is the standard but i'm getting the hang of it and i'm starting to like it!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1998 Suzuki Sidekick

There are certain times in life when you feel a bit older than you did before.

I'm not old enough to remember the Beatles, but I am old enough to remember Gerald Ford's WIN buttons.

However, age hadn't really been a factor with me until I drove Suzuki's top-of-the-line sport utility, the Sidekick Sport.

After spending a week in one of these little puppies, I'm supposing this vehicle speaks to the generation that wears caps backward. I wear mine forward, and I admit not fully understanding the Sidekick Sport's appeal.

One appealing aspect is its handsome look. Crimson, with putty-colored body cladding, the squarish sport utility test vehicle looked like a baby Range Rover. The five-spoke aluminum... Read More