Re: Suzuki vs. Consumer Reports
Won't happen, even if CR loses, we onw't be driving new Zukis in the Us. It was cost/marketing decisions that caused Suzuki to withdraw it from the market.
There are not enough buyers. And new Suzuki buyers would not be enticed away from the new low cost Jeeps and the Chevy Sidek... er... Trackers.
The market was tough for Suzuki when they sold Samurais, today it is even tougher. We are a niche market, not enough buying power to bring the Samurai back in full scale.
I love my Zuki, and will own it until it is not possible to bondo, weld, tack, and glue it back together. But I'm not so fond of the new look either.
I would personally buy in a heartbeat a brand new-straight from the factory-88.8 Samurai, but not for $22k US dollars. And that is probably what it would cost after the import tariffs, and other mandatory options slapped on it by the US Govt.