The Sierra, released in 1981, continued a line of Jeep-style Suzukis - and the brand's image as a manufacturer of niche baby 4WDs. It was available with a soft-top and hard-top, and there was even a Stockman ute version. In the mid-1980s, Holden offered a rebadged Sierra called the Drover.A major 1996 update introduced new bodywork and coil-sprung suspension (replacing a leaf-spring set-up), before the Sierra was replaced for 1999 by the Jimny.
Good fun off road
An affordable 4WD for families with small budgets
1996 upgrade improved on-road ride quality
Solid, reliable mechanicals
Poor on-road handling before 1996 upgrade
Limited refinement and comfort
Coil-spring suspension models weren't considered as good off road
Hopelessly underpowered engines
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.