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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Johnny Wishbone
Johnny Wishbone

Our whole world is made of lies that make money! It makes me sick.

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Ricardo Garcia
Ricardo Garcia

So how old are they ? Cause I've seen a couple here in Oregon. Im assuming over 25 years

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Georget Foka
Georget Foka

You made me love my jimny even more 🥰🥰

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Jennifer Morales
Jennifer Morales

Eh I don't really care I like my Chevys there the best offroader in my opinion the only thing about the trucks is that I don't like is that you can't make it go over 1,000 horse prs

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Jennifer Morales
Jennifer Morales

I wonder if Chevy has a super car to compete with the Ford GT? :\

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Arvipa
Arvipa

The same could be for a lot of cars... old vehicules were made mostly to serve only one purpose, complaining about the handling of a samourai at higher speed is kinda similar to complaining about your 911 off road capabilities 😅🤣

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CONSERVATIVE954
CONSERVATIVE954

Sounds like what CNN would do

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Kamel
Kamel

this is why we can't have nice things :(

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Kike Ra
Kike Ra

Here in Puerto Rico people pay from 6,500 up to 15,000 for one in perfect conditions.

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Juancy
Juancy

The Jimny has always been very popular in Latin America, mainly because it's cheap and reliable. Honestly, with the exception of Argentina (which produces its own European models), Asian cars completely dominate the Latin American market.

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Milton Ramirez
Milton Ramirez

Lol i work for shasta

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Markus Dammasch
Markus Dammasch

As an Aussie, I always wondered why you guys didn't have the Jimny over there. That really sucks because the Jimny can go places that nothing else can...

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Karl
Karl

One should find out who that employee is, and once he's dead piss on his grave, every day. Because that's what a guy like that deserves. An honorable guy would NEVER do shit like this.

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Evergreen Shogun
Evergreen Shogun

They took the samurai from us

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Stunt Panda
Stunt Panda

The Suzuki Samurai needed to be cancelled. It was a garbage car that could barely go 55 mph and even then it sounded like a sewing machine about to explode. I'm pretty sure it had a 1 cc engine and its wheels were made of misshapen logs filled with wood lice.

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Edsel Fetalvero
Edsel Fetalvero

Oh wow! I made the right choice getting the Jimny. Great review and historical background.

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Carlos M Lopez
Carlos M Lopez

Now I want a Suzuki samurai to bad I live in the states 😩

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William Su
William Su

The latest suzuki jimny looks better than the new gladiator/wrangler/ bronco/rav4/blazer

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charan k.v
charan k.v

I feel that you are in safe hands after Suzuki left the market. They are still in India and making ton of money. But none of their cars have safety rating above 1 star. Most of them are 0 star rated for safety.

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John Urbanek
John Urbanek

Can someone please remind me why America is supposed to be the best country in the world? I haven't seen it in a long time.

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Mr. Teff
Mr. Teff

The Suzuki Samarai was designed for driving off road at slow speeds. I test drove one within days of its arrival at a dealer in Chula Vista, Ca. It took about six blocks for me to know that it was not suitable for the speeds people drive on American roads. Its wheelbase to track width ratio, plus a high center of gravity made it too easy to roll. I wouldn't mind owning one for exploring the back country or shorts trips around town, but you need to understand its limitations.

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American Freedom-Fighter
American Freedom-Fighter

Theres one of these things running around here with a 6.2L and 3/4ton drive line underneath sitting on some HUGE tires.

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Mike Lynch
Mike Lynch

I thought they misspelled Jimny to confuse us into thinking we we buying a Jimmy .. Same thing with the Chevette ..

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daft nord
daft nord

my dad came to pick me up from summer time driver's ed. The teacher saw him pull up in a samurai and said "oh look at that thing, that'll flip on the highway", he was right, it had a shitty lift and cheap walmart "off road" tires, it was sketchy at 55mph lol

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Scott DiMiceli
Scott DiMiceli

I had a samurai. It was easy to service (for the basic stuff I did, anyway), since the engine compartment was so spacious. It was also quite competent off-road in the Arizona deserts. Of course, it also had bus-like steering, suspension, and acceleration (also mine had no a/c which was brutal in Phoenix). On the whole, it was a fun little vehicle.

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Vulture
Vulture

wait OMAZE is LEGIT?

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dp designs
dp designs

11:23 keeps.com old sponsorship

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Straight Busta
Straight Busta

They are also selling like hotcakes here in India too, under the name Suzuki Gypsy

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William Arnold
William Arnold

Never driven one, but the Samurai always looked very appealing to me.

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Abie HD
Abie HD

Jimmy is name as gypsy when it came first to india

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Najmul Hasan
Najmul Hasan

Meanwhile, in Pakistan - Suzuki (local plant) has been assembling their 2nd generation Alto (called Mehran) since 1988 up until 2019... and guess what? Zero safety, zero comfort, zero performance. And they dragged for 31 years and people bought it!!

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Najmul Hasan
Najmul Hasan

Also the new Jimny is available in Pakistan but its a COMPLETE HEAP OF CRAP for around $25000+ USD. Just like its predecessor (in terms of butchering a vehicle), Mehran.

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Khullaa Saand
Khullaa Saand

Gypsy: Built not Bought😎

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kenneth litton
kenneth litton

I owned a 95 Sami with FI . It got 49 miles to the gal. In the 3 years I almost flipped it twice. It was easy to be going to fast for a curve and was easy to lose control on snowy roads, be doing good then in just a second be sliding down the road sideways. but I still love it

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Juan DR.
Juan DR.

The 4th Gen Jimny also arrived to most of south america and is getting reaaally popular because it is a really cool and trustworthy car. Also, the old 80's and 90's versions are still used constantly for rural and farm areas here in Colombia.

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chris lethbridge
chris lethbridge

Kinda passes me off when you have an ad in your video and then a sponsored ad plays...

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James Cyr
James Cyr

13:02 I live near that dragway!

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ap0lmc
ap0lmc

Aren't GM Trackers make by Suzuki?

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ap0lmc
ap0lmc

When I bought a Hoover Upright vacuum according to Consumer Report rating it number one, it was a really bad product that didn't last long. I never believed in Consumer Report again.

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Andres Ibarra
Andres Ibarra

in case anyone has a passport and visa for mexico, they just introduced the jimny here so idk, maybe buy a jimny in the southern neighbor and the make the paperwork to legalize it as an American car and there you go, a suzuki jimny

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so amazing
so amazing

The world: we have the Jimny The US: 😣

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so amazing
so amazing

The Jimny will blow out all the oversized impractical expensive vehicles sold in the USA.

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so amazing
so amazing

That's why I don't trust Consumer Reports or any corporate media company.

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Tluangtea Pachuau
Tluangtea Pachuau

It's called 'Suzuki Gypsy' in my region.. Very reliable on unpaved roads

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Biff Man
Biff Man

0:45 Are we just gonna ignore the AE86 in the background?

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theknarlyboy
theknarlyboy

And you wonder why Japan didn’t give America the cool stuff everywhere else got??

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Rhys Willemen
Rhys Willemen

My parents had a series 3 here in nz, awesome little 4x4. Once towed a v8 falcon ute that was towing a j1 Bedford truck on a trailer up their steep gravel driveway because the ute couldn't make it haha.

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GCJT1949
GCJT1949

There were two dealers in Cleveland, OH. They wanted $3,500 OVER sticker. Geoff Who dropped that idea right there.

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D͙E͙V͙K͙U͙M͙A͙R͙
D͙E͙V͙K͙U͙M͙A͙R͙

Pumperphy you said maruti instead of maruthi

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KS V
KS V

The new jimmny is in Kuwait so if you want one just import it from here as the Kuwait us relationship is very strong

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Mandy Wood
Mandy Wood

Dude who told you we don't have Jimny's on the road in New Zealand - there are heaps of them on the road we love them. Its a shame you dont have the amazing Suzuki Swift the rest of the world has - not sure what happened for USA to keep them out.

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Nicholas Boden
Nicholas Boden

20 to 25 my brain can’t handle all this horsepower baby like why do you need all that horsepower LOL

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Markku Pesonen
Markku Pesonen

We have Jimny still in Europe too.

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016 FTW
016 FTW

Oh my, people are corrupt fools! Who would have thought?!?!?!?

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Rick Hubanks
Rick Hubanks

I had a Suzuki X90 back in 1997. I loved that thing.

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Uri Ladror
Uri Ladror

We, the consumers should have sued Consumer Union. We cannot buy a Samurai thanks to their fraud. But until we habve the millions to file the suit, we should refrain from reading the Reports.

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nutter butter
nutter butter

The jeep renegade that my dad drives (which is pretty sick) reminds me alot of the jimney

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Ask Me
Ask Me

Can fit 6ft4/250lbs(9inch) in to keycar?

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Deon Hamilton
Deon Hamilton

you can still buy a new Jimny here in New Zealand, but i own the grand vitara witch i love and have done 400,000+ ks in and still drives like new, only oil changes and for the first time this year i needed a new 60 dollar seal for the front diff, i keep thinking of replacing it but then im like nar i love this car lol

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Una Salus Victis
Una Salus Victis

been in and driven these before, never felt unsafe, felt less safe in many modern vehicles infact...

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Etek Dav
Etek Dav

I had an 87 and it was really cool, super slow but fun to 4 wheel with the top off.

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Imron Fauzan
Imron Fauzan

In Indonesia the 2nd generation called Jimny(4x4) and Katana (4x2).

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Ricardo Ellison
Ricardo Ellison

Ever since around 1972 when the Safety Nazis & the tailpipe sniffers got together, the American car industries were set for a slow & agonizing time. Emissions requirements, corporate mileage requirements, crash requirements...& the bloated bureaucracy conspired to wreck everything.

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Max Putnam
Max Putnam

that manscaped commercial got me

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Rhod Wulf
Rhod Wulf

Excellent video man yes too bad the USA doesn't have it available , in South America there are tons of those, in Venezuela you can see them offroading very often

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Chris Dyer
Chris Dyer

You didn’t mention that the Samurai became instantly uninsurable in the U.S. after the Consumer Reports hit job.

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Jackson Fuller
Jackson Fuller

Do and up to speed on the Isuzu Rodeo and the two door Amigo. It was also the Honda Passport for a few years

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nike
nike

check out lada niva

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Ely Serva
Ely Serva

The Toyota Mini Cruiser in the 70s could have given the Jimny a run for the money. It was a good car and was a standard issue for the Philippine military then. It was made by Delta Motors, a Toyota subsidiary in the Philippines. I think they were exported to South America then.

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ImThePolice
ImThePolice

The tags are remove BEFORE flight, not from flight.

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BAHADIR ERCAN
BAHADIR ERCAN

check out their website with their own words. WHAT WE DO "Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace." the message is like a wolf in sheep's clothing. google the case you will see how aggressive they were against this tiny and capable g-class. Thanks for this excellent video. 1+ subscriber https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/about-us/what-we-do/index.htm

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John Rutledge
John Rutledge

That's why a friend of mine was in one that rolled over then I guess. Its irresponsible of you to show a title like that. Tons of those things rolled . Maybe if you heavily modified one it would be ok. Still it's super wrong and stupid of you to endanger people by calling the roll over problem false.

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Cascito
Cascito

Ask Indians , how they love it... Even today...

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Black Sheep
Black Sheep

I used to own a suzuki Sierra, great little 4x4, i drove the wheels off it never tipped over

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345Y
345Y

1988 - consumers Union 2020 - game journalists...

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Magic ferret515
Magic ferret515

I want the new vet so bad they look like a suprercar

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Kelvin Hill
Kelvin Hill

Here in Australia, they always went under the name “Sierra”. Only the third and fourth generations of them, use the Jimny name here.

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Daina C
Daina C

As a New Zealander your “Farm worker 4x4” accent was spot on 😂

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Ricaurte Almengor
Ricaurte Almengor

The car its pretty popular in latin America, you dont have to go Indonesia to get one.

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no name
no name

I'm pretty sure same fake news hit the Prius.

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Krypptoe 2007 Cadillac DTS
Krypptoe 2007 Cadillac DTS

This exact same vehicle my friend is going to drive drunk I go to his window say man what are you doing he says I don’t trust you he put it in reverse starts backing up turns and rolls the truck over!!

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Rob Ormiston
Rob Ormiston

If you look up monster Tracker you will see these getting way sideways and they didn't tip over.

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dano
dano

thank you from all of us!

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Don Tako
Don Tako

I still want one

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Alekx Pino
Alekx Pino

Thanks for doing my car for once. I’ve never seen anyone talk about them except special channels that focus on mudding and offroad

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Alekx Pino
Alekx Pino

I’m an American with a 98 sidekick JLX

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Johnny Mason
Johnny Mason

The Suzuki Samurai would work fine now because of the growing love for SUVs and crossovers these days! I will never consider one unless it has an automatic and legitimate off-road capability!

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BASS 4 YOU
BASS 4 YOU

Bro Suzuki is actually made in Pakistan not Japan

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Mario Gericke
Mario Gericke

South African car market : "Am I a joke to you??" We also have the Jimny😂. Great car for safari as well.

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links money
links money

Omy a Massive 25 haha bro ur so funny

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godofyouall489
godofyouall489

Dude I had one and I rolled it. I got out rolled it back on the wheels and drove away. Lol. Seriously this happened.

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Rambling Man
Rambling Man

This was sold in the UK until there were several roll over accidents involving them. The official Government test centre tested the stability and found that, if cornered at speeds over 30 mph, they had a tenancy to tip over.

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Ramkumar Suresh N V
Ramkumar Suresh N V

@16:11 The Gypsy is very popular among the armed forces and local police department who still use in their fleet and is in production for the Indian Army, after it was discontinued. The production of Jimmy was started in this year for export. Hope they sell it here in India.

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Monte Glover
Monte Glover

Correct me if I’m wrong didn’t Consumers Report do the same kind of hatchet job to the Dodge Omni?

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Russ Fleming
Russ Fleming

how to ruin a good subject by forcing your childish narration.

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st1300
st1300

Is it just me or does anyone else think is video is more about the narrator trying to be cutesy than about the topic?

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Buck Shot
Buck Shot

It should've been sold like a THAR or RAZR off road only, my nephew rolled six times in his Samurai and nearly died. Not made for American roads, back country n off road its great.

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SurviventheOnslaught
SurviventheOnslaught

im paralyzed from a geo tracker rollover

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Dan The Meme Man
Dan The Meme Man

Media types want to be praised and to shower in cheers for brave journalism, making light of the truth, exposing corruption and protecting democracy - and then they do this shit

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ethan
ethan

Dudes middle name is cobra wth bro that’s dope

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Mike H
Mike H

And I don’t know about the testing fraud but these things are a foot more narrow than a wrangler it’s not surprising that they’re easy to roll

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Mike H
Mike H

That’s the rig I wanted in the early 90s in high school but my mom said the insurance company said they were too much to insure and dangerous. I see now That I got screwed. I took a damn Honda Civic to my prom

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