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Thread: Offroading capability of Suzuki SJ410/413, Samurai, Sierra and Potohar

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    Default Offroading capability of Suzuki SJ410/413, Samurai, Sierra and Potohar

    Suzuki SJ410 is known to be a good offroader machine but Suzuki Potohar is not. So there must be a huge technical difference between Suzuki SJ410 and Suzuki Potohar though both are almost same in looks. Can anybody give some expert opinion about technical difference between the two?
    I think all these Suzuki SJ410/413, Suzuki Samurai, Suzuki Sierra are the older versions of the well reputed offroader Jimny but Potohar does not belong to this generation. Am I right? Then what are the main technical differances which make SJ410 or sierra or samurai a capabale offroader but not the potohar?

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    Potohar is also SJ410 But local assemble
    Impoted models have good suspension and wide differential

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    Hmm, so mainly its "good suspension and wide differential". And I think overall quality too for being imported.
    thanks for your prompt reply. How about affordability maintenance and parts availability? Are SJ410 parts easily available?

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    They are essentially the same. No difference except that Sierra comes with coil sprung suspension. SJ410 and Pothohar are the same.
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    potohar 1000cc 4 speed gear
    Sierra/Samurai 1.3 5speed gear and one of this is 660 turbo with low ratio diff.

    so total 3 engines 3 gear boxes and each setup has different diff ratio.

    best one is 1.3 5 forward gear diff ratio i dont recall correctly...

    coil spring version is pretty rare and most expensive
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    Thank you @qwertypoiu
    That's what I was looking for. Can you please tell if parts availability can be an issue with any of these (Potohar, Sierra, Samurai etc)? As far as I know these Suzukies are the most ecnomical and maintainable 4x4 vehicles. So they give good milage and also parts are cheep and easily available. What do you say?
    In fact I don't need a rockstar kind of offroader like FJ40 or CJ5 etc. I need a 4x4 for my frequent trips (3 to 4 every year) to North (like Hunza, Baltistan, Chitral, AJK, Naran, Sawat etc) and its mostly with my small family (we are just 3).
    I am low budget bnda and want to have some basic 4x4 vehicle which I can maintain keeping in mind 2 points.
    1. I don't have very deep pocket. So want economy and maintainability. (Milage and parts availability)
    2. I am employed in private sesctor and its quite busy job. Can not get time for frequent visits to workshops.
    What do you suggest?
    One thing more, I will also be using this vehicle on Lahore roads quite often.

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    You can easily find parts in market and you dont need any work other then oil changes. Its a great daily driver and most suited for someone who is new to 4x4's. well dont underestimate the little suzuki as it out performs fj40 and other due to being light weight.
    Typical prices range from 2.5 lacs to 7 lacs, you should go for original hardtop 1.3 suzuki samurai/serria it will be a problem free ride will give you8-12km/litre dependingon how you drive. Be careful from body change vehicles..
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    Again thanks @qwertypoiu. Yes I started thinking about Suzuki after reading quite a much helpful stuff overhere on PakWheels about several vehicles like FJ40, CJ5, Pajero Intercooler from 90s models or some old FJ70. I considered them one by one and finally am inclined toward some suzuki for the same reasons as you mentioned.

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    You can easily find parts in market and you dont need any work other then oil changes. Its a great daily driver and most suited for someone who is new to 4x4's.
    In my Opinion I should find one (samurai or serria) for not more than 5 lacs. And if can manage to spend more than 5 to 5.5 lacs then I should arrange around 3 lacs more and find some third generation Suzuki Jimney.
    So
    Samurai/Serria if budget is somewhere around 5k
    Some third generation Jimney if budget is somewhere around 8k
    Am I righ in concluding this?

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    Yes in theory if you are lucky but other wise its 6.5 and 10 for jimny
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