SUZUKI SAMURAI: How Fake News Killed Suzuki | Up To Speed

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The Suzuki Samurai (Jimny) was a compact off-roader with a BIG 4x4 punch! What kicked off as one of the most revolutionary all-terrain vehicles, even outselling the Jeep Wrangler two to one in 1987, ended with an unbelievable fraudulent crash lawsuit that killed Suzuki's automotive American dreams. Sharpen your katanas because host James Pumphrey is about to take a stab at one of Suzuki's greatest creations.
►Episode Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
06:23 American Samurai Warrior
10:35 Suzuki Motor Corp Vs. The Consumer Union
15:24 The Last Samurai
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  • genuinely heartbreaking

    GlowBoxGlowBoxPrije sat
  • 60 Minutes did the same thing to the CJ5...

    Gus GooseGus GoosePrije 4 sati
  • In Indonesia, from 1984, this Jimny is sold 4x4 and 4x2. Then, on 1986 the 4x2 renamed as KATANA. Suzuki Indonesia sold this Katana until 2006. Now, it is a legend.

    Padmo AdiPadmo AdiPrije 5 sati
  • My friend owned a Samurai soft top and he rolled it five (5) times in three (3) years. they roll relatively easily

    David MasseyDavid MasseyPrije 10 sati
  • I do not want any corvette

    OLD MANOLD MANPrije 14 sati
  • You meet the nicest people on a Honda. But you meet the most bad ass people in a 4x4

    Robert storyRobert storyPrije dan
  • Suzuki and Isuzu both got fucked. Trooper II and Samurai were bad ass.

    zack worrellzack worrellPrije dan
  • Samurai is the best car I have driven! I have even gave it a bath in a river 🤣

    Randy U PiedraRandy U PiedraPrije dan
  • That highest altitude achievement is like a big f you to that us costumer thingy...

    Anju DanielAnju DanielPrije dan
  • Sometimes i feel like i wanna make the people who make all these cool cars get a bad reputation suffer a slow and painful death

    DeuezeDeuezePrije dan
  • I owned a Samurai. Ran the snot out of it. Off road or on. What a great car. !!!!

    Dave BBDave BBPrije dan
  • Dang man these were the best!

    Cody PatinoCody PatinoPrije dan
  • I have owned two of them- a crazy lifted soft top, and a tin top. Both were capable, fun, and with some performance mods, dare I say, fast? I ran dual Webers on my soft top and even with 36"(!) tires, it was a monster.

    h5mindh5mindPrije 2 dana
  • Prior to the samurai was the SJ410 which I owned back in the day. With it’s less than one litre engine, little thing could almost climb a tree. Myself and a buddy had out tail lights smashed out by vandals, replacements for his Volvo were over $100, mine were $8.25 cents. I floated down a river in one and got submerged to my waist in the ragtop, and it still drove out.

    MrXstaceyMrXstaceyPrije 2 dana
  • We have them in the U.K. huge waiting list to be able to buy one

    Elliott's LabElliott's LabPrije 2 dana
  • I remember the old Suzuki 2 stroke twin...

    Ronald DaubRonald DaubPrije 2 dana
  • A berliner is not a donut

    Name NikenameName NikenamePrije 2 dana
  • Its Know As Gypsy In India

    Sarthak MallaSarthak MallaPrije 3 dana
  • If I won that vette I would get rid of it as quickly as possible. It’s not a corvette, the engine is in the wrong place.

    allen daleallen dalePrije 3 dana
  • ohh my lifted vehicle flipped how did this happen its like it was more unstable bcuase it was liffted

    AshestodustAshestodustPrije 3 dana
  • That little hope suzuki skit was great man

    quaaludesquaaludesPrije 3 dana
  • Consumer reports is a leftist publication who cannot bear people enjoying life. Any means to destroy a for-profit company is ok with them.

    Louis EmeryLouis EmeryPrije 3 dana
  • どれだけ渇望されてるとしても、もう二度とスズキは合衆国にジムニーを売る気はないだろうな

    BanchoBanchoPrije 3 dana
  • I drove a Suzuki many times during the 80s in UK. One of the safest 4x4 vehicles on the road and I've driven some real death traps. It seems a regular occurance over the pond if one person doesn't like something the whole nation suffers.

    Lord Frazer IrwinLord Frazer IrwinPrije 3 dana
  • 0:45 the ae86 in the bacc

    gacha divegacha divePrije 3 dana
  • Consumer Reports = Amber Heard Suzuki Samurai = Johnny Depp

    Luis CéspedesLuis CéspedesPrije 3 dana
  • I want one

    TheLostRealist513TheLostRealist513Prije 3 dana
  • I grew up with Samurais. One of the best off road vehicle ive ever been in. And they look wicked jumping in the air.

    IllphaqupIllphaqupPrije 3 dana
  • I own 3 and if you point them at a wall and they will go over it . Two of them are the roadgoing test bed ones called the SJ80 or commonly known as the coily due to the trailing bar rear end and coil springs and the leading bar front end,which later become the Viatra's and Escudo's suspension set up

    John NosiennekJohn NosiennekPrije 3 dana
  • Where the CONsumer Union funded by Jeep by any chance?

    John NosiennekJohn NosiennekPrije 3 dana
  • Easy.. 🤙 Nobody will buy american Jeep if they didn't do something about the Jimny. Just like what they did to the R34 skyline. No one slow muscle car if that Godzilla is around. Easy. 🤙

    rob acuninrob acuninPrije 3 dana
  • Only thing I notice ae86 at the sponsor

    Kevin J. PascualKevin J. PascualPrije 4 dana
  • I had my face peeled open in a Suzuki sidekick. Belt snapped body bent the steering column into the dash and my face went through the windshield ...bad wreck been 19 years ago now.

    stitch Mc downstitch Mc downPrije 4 dana
  • wow consumer report, more like fake news report.

    Valik TomaValik TomaPrije 4 dana
  • Remains me of the Corvair. Killed by fake News. The car the nobody seems to understand to have twice as much pressure in the rear tires. As in all rear engine cars. Suppose the they did the opposite, less pressure in the rear tires as in regular front heavy cars.

    Kristian JonssonKristian JonssonPrije 4 dana
  • Whatever, now I want a Jimny, preferable the old model!

    Kristian JonssonKristian JonssonPrije 4 dana
  • I have heard many pronouncing MARUTI but James MARUTI was best of em lol !

    Mr. gpMr. gpPrije 4 dana
  • Consumer Union is really an evil organization. I JUST CANCELLED MY SUBSCRIPTION!

    tomonstomonsPrije 4 dana
  • New Jimny being sold in the Netherlands too. Older Jimny's keep their value. Looks like the bad rep is only in the US.

    Eef NelemanEef NelemanPrije 4 dana
  • Theres a shit ton of those in Puerto Rico!

    airgearmaster123airgearmaster123Prije 5 dana
  • I had two sj410s they are briliant in terraine, togheter with lada niva they are wery underestimated...they migth not be as unstable as they said, but especialy the metalroof one could be tricky .. I had some scary moments.. Downhill in a curve with bomps in the road, it would ride on the inner front weel and lift the outer backweel and because its so short it would try to turn... Spookie in 80 km with traffic around you...

    mr Gundersenmr GundersenPrije 5 dana
  • Come to indonesia. We called it suzuki jimny or katana. Good little car, not easily overturned. The new one is even better

    bnikanorbnikanorPrije 5 dana
  • 1.5 diesel lasts a long time. What else do we want?

    Gman ChannelGman ChannelPrije 5 dana
  • I like your channel its got interesting facts on it but in this case your dead ass wrong they will roll and at 20 mph I personally know this my before you put out a video like this and say something is good or big money brought something down look back to old local style news reports for Maryland im sure u will find my mother on TV talking about her experience with the samurai she bought and b4 you go nuts saying that mabey this was a case of she wasn't a good driver or anything of the sort you would be wrong she bought one and in our local neighborhood dam near rolled it on a turn at 20 mph and b4 u think this is bs the speed limit on the rd is 25 mph and has one turn my s-10 even to this day gets a bit of body roll on this turn and I have 10"s of road clearance and a samurai has a bit more needless to say she sold it off b4 consumer reports made there little stand against it so so fact check more in the future

    Mars AlseidesMars AlseidesPrije 5 dana
  • they did the same hatchet job on the isuzu Trooper which was one of the finest suv's ever

    BikemanBikemanPrije 5 dana
  • "This is what happened when the media is too much power".,.. sounds like what Donald trump said is true. FAKE NEWS IS DANGEROUS

    Jrytsray iyuk77Jrytsray iyuk77Prije 5 dana
  • India got the gypsy badge and the same 1.3 liter engine in the beginning and then a fuel injected one. Sold till 2019 till crash norms were adopted 😂.

    Chaman KudmarbettuChaman KudmarbettuPrije 5 dana
  • India is gonna get the Jimny or supposed to get after the gypsy which was sold and has become an icon.

    Chaman KudmarbettuChaman KudmarbettuPrije 5 dana
  • the US are missing out on so many things now

    Mior KhairiMior KhairiPrije 5 dana
  • And just like that....I’ll never buy or look at Consumer Reports again

    David W.David W.Prije 5 dana
  • I wonder whether this is really about fake news or there are bigger things behind, international trade for example, export or import decision, or local about competition with local manufacturer

    vicky fazlurrahmanvicky fazlurrahmanPrije 5 dana
  • I know real off roaders would always prefer lighter 4x4, Jimny included. The other would be Land Rover "Shorty".

    nimay13nimay13Prije 5 dana
  • Before this video Jimmys and Samurais on gregslist $999 after this video Classic Jimmy Samurai Rare $8500

    Luis HernandezLuis HernandezPrije 5 dana
  • theres a website that has Every Suzuki Samurai,Sidekick,Geo Etc etc that has clips of movies that suzuki's have been in lol

    kumar pillaykumar pillayPrije 5 dana
  • Wolverines are outlawed in the US??? Bummer!

    odd petrichorodd petrichorPrije 5 dana
  • Well, I know what I am buying when I get to move to my mountain I am buying in Viet Nam!

    PramienjagerPramienjagerPrije 5 dana
  • Sucks that that happened. it was a cool little kit.

    Jason AndersonJason AndersonPrije 5 dana
  • Suzuki has come up with some stupid cars though Eg: spresso

    pranav moudgalyapranav moudgalyaPrije 5 dana
  • Oh yeah and the only time my samurai was on its side was when me and two buddies grabbed it on one side and flipped it. It seemed the easiest way to replace the clutch, it was. We flopped it back on all fours and drove it.

    Adirondack AmericanAdirondack AmericanPrije 5 dana
  • Samurai was the coolest little 4x ever made. I run a 94 D1 Discovery, but am looking at getting another Sammy.

    Adirondack AmericanAdirondack AmericanPrije 6 dana
  • Haha; poozy 'capitalists' started losing their motor war and got rid of their competition.

    WannaBeWannaBePrije 6 dana
  • Remember when NBC put an incendiary device under a Chevy Truck to make it explode.

    John HarrisJohn HarrisPrije 6 dana
  • What a BS!!! 2nd Generation is still on the Streets in Germany and loved for his abilitys!!! Then think about TÜV and other german Organisations.... Consumer reports are maybe a "non-Profit-Organisation" but i would bet they take Cash from various amercian Companies... I think we have to sue Russia cause they steal the AK design from the StG....NOT! What a Mess!! And btw: the did the Test on Hitlers birthday!!! Well thought.... And Texas allows Live Tanks....what kind of Idiots??!?

    Zemmel TuningZemmel TuningPrije 6 dana
  • I have my 98 sidekick and still loving it, but a friend has a Jimny, and the said he could park in a nail hahahahah, very capable cars are

    mp4rabbitmp4rabbitPrije 6 dana
  • I want one!!! The only option we have is a Jeep Renegade but they are over priced.

    JR303JR303Prije 6 dana
  • Its exactly what Ford did to poop on Toyota in the like 2010 when people made up the brake issue because no one wanted crap American cars at the time

    Hyper Sarcastic AvocadoHyper Sarcastic AvocadoPrije 7 dana
  • I pay for premium youtube and you stuff the video with ads, horrible, just horrible

    idiotburnsidiotburnsPrije 7 dana
  • 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂how you described the "masive" 25hp savage

    Sultan kutoSultan kutoPrije 7 dana
  • News being fake, oh come on, that's just a conspiracy theory!

    francis chowfrancis chowPrije 7 dana
  • Wow I’m cancelling my subscription to consumer reports

    Andy BAndy BPrije 7 dana
  • ജിപ്സി ഉയിർ, ജെയിംസ്

    Alex AntoAlex AntoPrije 7 dana
  • They gave it a Doug score!

    Marcos TorraniMarcos TorraniPrije 7 dana
  • And a Jeep Wrangler doesn't tip over? Still if a jeep tips over there's a possibility you'll live. If it's a head on you WILL die.

    Richard AgentRichard AgentPrije 7 dana
  • were i live i sometimes see Suzuki Jimmny

    core sungcore sungPrije 7 dana
  • next year in Australia there will be a 4 door jimny and there might be a ute jimny

    Ethan MillarEthan MillarPrije 7 dana
  • We had a Samurai and flipped it 6 different times by several family members. It wasn't a Samurai it was a sidekick..

    Dennis SkinnerDennis SkinnerPrije 7 dana
  • I had an sj410 when I lived in st Thomas usvi. It flipped over going 25 mph. It was fun but incredibly dangerous! It was banned in america for good reasons

    BobBobPrije 7 dana
  • Interesting video. I believe this sort of thing happens a lot where journalists are paid to rubbish a product by competitors - but it is on another level when a safety organisation does the same! I've long had the opinion that I should use my own judgement about things, there is just too much misinformation and down right lies in the media.

    GordGordPrije 7 dana
  • LS swap it

    Riley KitchenRiley KitchenPrije 7 dana
  • Philippines baby. 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭

    SerMela Carmela and SerwinSerMela Carmela and SerwinPrije 7 dana
  • Wait it was JimNy not JimMy all along? What the heck, i guess because u have GMC with a Jimmy already, but what the heck, the name jimmy suits a K car rather than an american 'small' jeep

    Abdulaziz LuqmanAbdulaziz LuqmanPrije 8 dana
  • Adore my 2010 Jimny in Aus. The engine noise at 100kmph is far more dangerous than the chance to roll over.

    Juice RossiJuice RossiPrije 8 dana
  • Footnote: the latest generation Jimny is also sold in Aus. Great little cars

    G200SleeprG200SleeprPrije 8 dana
  • SUVs roll over more often? Hmm, maybe it's because people drive them off road more often.

    Michael SaxonsonMichael SaxonsonPrije 8 dana
  • If that was a bad vehicle why does the Indian army have 35000 suzuki gypsy in the fleet, also used in hills,its a capable machine And that story is stupid crazy

    Aayush SapraAayush SapraPrije 8 dana
  • These things were awesome, I have had 2 of these so far... want #3. They're are tough and easy to fix

    Malone DickMalone DickPrije 8 dana
  • You should do one about how fake ( “ unreliable “ ) news affect Alfa Romeo since late 80s up to now even though the cars are just fine....

    Michelangelo BoldriMichelangelo BoldriPrije 8 dana
  • and this is why fake news should be *SERIOUSLY* punished with life crippling fines and prison. they should have been forced to cover *ALL* of Suzuki's losses.

    Theldras PneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosisTheldras PneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosisPrije 9 dana
  • So TLDR it got Nadered like the corvair

    MyLonewolf25MyLonewolf25Prije 9 dana
  • That rolled Suzuki looked like it had a raised suspension. No doubt it rolled if that was the case. Shouldn't have counted. Consumer Reports have always been biased. Usually against domestic products, but this time apparently against a Japanese product.

    Magnus AtheosMagnus AtheosPrije 9 dana
  • I wish we could still buy a vehicle like this and without all the garbage technology we have no choice in tolerating in vehicles today.

    Magnus AtheosMagnus AtheosPrije 9 dana
  • Until this video i've never seen a 4th gen Jimny and im kinda disappointed in how much it resembles the new Bronco lol

    NuxxyNuxxyPrije 9 dana
  • No doubt those fake news articles were paid for by the US competition.

    Sener ZenSener ZenPrije 9 dana
  • Bring back the Jimmy to USA, No one reads consumer report anymore.

    JasonJasonPrije 9 dana
  • I learned to drive on an '89 sidekick. I miss those things.

    urmamasllamaurmamasllamaPrije 9 dana
  • IT must be that American auto makers behind consumer reports I'm telling you , the truth is not that simple, free market and fair play? No fx way.

    J LaiJ LaiPrije 9 dana
  • It just goes to show that you should never take what you hear on the news or from magazines at face value. I remember 1990 Motor Trend "Truck of the year." It was the Ford Aerostar. Which turned out to be one of the biggest pieces of poo to ever hit the road.

    Paul StandaertPaul StandaertPrije 10 dana
  • Ahh .. US and its FrEe MaRkEt EcOnOmY

    John VlahosJohn VlahosPrije 10 dana
  • Wow....America lost out on a badass car.

    Tyler OhTyler OhPrije 10 dana
  • I've driven Jimnys for over 17 years and they have NEVER let me down. I'm on my second now and was hoping to upgrade to a 2020 model,only to be devastated when they were banned in the U.K. due to excess emissions! My only Salvation being the rumours of a Two Seater 'Commercial' Utility Truck.losing the two rear Seats. Not that I would miss these,I seldom had mine down preferring the use of the surprisingly useful rear area! The loads I have managed to Cram into this have been very impressive! From 6ft Plus 'Weedwhackers' to Bags of Compost or pre mixed Concete! While they may not offer ' Limo' levels of comfort they are Comfortable enough and will run along at 65 to 70mph and still give good Gas mileage! Mine have been 'Specials' so have more than enough 'Bells and Whistles' and the very nice 2020 Models looked to be Outstanding, These really are exceptional Vehicles,Ive never heard a Word said against them from actual Owners,only Snooty Motoring 'Critics' who are paid to moan anyway! They are not without some problems though,one of which is Corrosion especially in the rear where the Floor bed covers the rear wheels and moisture can become trapped over time (so its always worth lifting the rear seats to check and where the Jack is stored.Caught in time a dab or two of Rust Cure will usually resolve this. They hold their price very well in the Second hand Sales sector and tend to sell quickly!I know for sure my next Car will be a Jimny,hopefully a New one,as my Grandson has just 'inherited' my current one!(They are also great for Learners) as they have excellent all round vision and are very nimble,while still being able to go anywhere!