1998 Suzuki Sidekick consumer reviews

$13,099–$15,349 MSRP range
side view of 1998 Sidekick Suzuki
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 3.8
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8
Explore the 1998 Suzuki Sidekick

basic manual 4x4, total fun, run 100% @-30 or 90f

solid re-do project car or drive as is currently on road summers in NY , passes tough inspection yearly. Rag top has never been down, only body work needed is sprung drivers door from 60 mph wind gust.


Fun to drive! Great value for the money!

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.


Great little SUV

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.


Fun toy to drive

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.


Good car but a little dangerous

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!