Double Trouble: 2-for-1 Geo Metro Convertibles

The latest installment of Car and Driver‘s highly entertaining periodic series “Battle of the Beaters” chronicles the editors’ adventures with four Geo Metro hatchbacks, each purchased for between $1,000 and $1,250 and all from the same seller. The thrashing that… more»

Nice Specimen: 1986 Suzuki Samurai

Some collector car reports have listed old-school Japanese 4x4s like the Suzuki Samurai and Isuzu Trooper as ones to watch for future price increases. I can say it’s already happening with the Samurai, as these have been fetching good… more»

28,000 Original Miles: 1972 Suzuki LJ10

When I purchased my 1981 Toyota HiAce a few years ago, I may have mentioned the individual I purchased it from maintained about 20 acres of automobiles on his property. The cars and trucks were all in various states… more»

Samurpel? Opeluki? 1973 Opel GT Samurai Mash-Up

Some things are just unnatural. Tofurkey, for example. Nothing against tofu, or turkey – but why mold it in the shape of a Turkey? So, a 1973 Opel GT setting atop a Suzuki Samurai frame, like the one found… more»

Never This Nice: 1988 Suzuki Samurai

It seems the Suzuki Samurai is moving upmarket. Once considered disposable, preserved specimens like this one are popping up with greater regularity, seemingly responding to the demand for high-quality examples that haven’t been left for dead in a canyon… more»

James-Bond-Approved: 1978 Spirit Marine Wetbike

Is it too early to think about summer? I didn’t think so. And, some areas of the country and world don’t get snow and freezing rain and otherwise non-summer-like weather. If you’re in one of those areas or you… more»

Little Ninja: 1987 Suzuki Samurai

This tough little bruiser just has fun written all over it. Rugged, 4X4, economical, shaped like a Lego, worn in enough to be able to enjoy and not worry about. Beach, trail, commute, it can do it all. Find… more»

The Other GTI: 1989 Suzuki Swift GTi

There are certain cars that I will absolutely concede are past the point of saving – even cars that I love. It’s easier to make this determination when thinking about production volume, and how many of a certain model… more»

Memphis Mudder: 1972 Suzuki LJ20

Jumpin’ Jimny, this is a nice looking rig. This is a 1972 Suzuki LJ20, better known as a Jimny in other markets. This one is listed on eBay in Elvis country – Memphis, Tennessee – for $11,900 to buy… more»

No Reserve Castaways: Cheap Projects on eBay

One of my favorite sellers on eBay tends to get a lot of donated, abandoned and tax write-off vehicles in their yard, and while most of the cars are completely forgettable, there’s always a few that look like compelling… more»

Mighty Tiny: 1986 Suzuki Mighty Boy

Do not adjust your set, this 1986 Suzuki Mighty Boy SS40T pickup is really this small, about 10.5 feet long. If you have a tiny load to haul and you like unusual Japanese vehicles, this is one for you (hey,… more»

Funky 4WD: 1961 Nash Metropolitan 4×4

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m normally a purist by heart. I normally prefer vehicles that are either original or restored to original specs. In the case of this 1961 Nash Metropolitan 4×4, I would have to say that… more»

Domestic Or Foreign? Which Monster For You?

Yes, I know some of you will say none of the above, but play along with me. Pretend that you have to bring one of these two honking tall hybrids home–which one would you choose? The 1963 Ford Falcon/1984 Ford… more»

Little Big Box! 1980 Suzuki Kei Class Van

I must have just beaten Scotty to writing this one up, so I’ll try to do it justice! This tiny little big box (you’ll understand in a minute) has been recently imported from Japan. It’s waiting for you in… more»

Ran Good 7 Years Ago: 1970 Suzuki LJ10

For reasons I can’t get into here, old Japanese tin is becoming a bigger part of my life. For years, I’ve been all BMW, all the time, but interests are changing and some of these oddballs are scratching me… more»

All-Original 4×4: 1972 Suzuki LJ20

Here’s one that’s literally in a barn, or at least a pole building, which may be considered a barn, especially when it’s filled with spectacularly-restored tractors like this one is. It’s a 1972 Suzuki LJ20 and it’s in Kissimmee,… more»