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The Suzuki Sidekick 3 speed automatic transmission is a unique vehicle, thanks to its numerous unique parts. These parts include the Governor and Modulator valves, which sense the load and axle ratio and can be locked or unlocked to improve performance and efficiency. Additional options include planetary gear ratios and TCC lockup. While it's difficult to compare the Sidekick to other vehicles in this class, it's clear that the new automatic gearbox is the better choice for most drivers.
The Suzuki Sidekick was a popular car in the United States, with a three-speed automatic transmission. The car was also sold in Europe as the Peugeot 508, Renault Clio, and Fiat. In addition to the Sidekick, there were the Geo Tracker, Chevrolet Tracker, and Pontona Sunrunner, which all featured the same 80-horsepower engine. The 1.3-litre engine was only available in the JA trim. The 2-door convertible version was called the Santana 350 and 300. In Japan, the vehicle was referred to as the Mazda Proceed Levante.
The Sidekick was available in three trim levels in 1988. It had a five-speed manual transmission, a soft-top convertible, and a two-door hardtop. It was also available with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.6-liter engine was the only option for the JA trim. The JA version had a soft-top top. The car was also available with either a manual or automatic transmission.
When the Sidekick was first introduced in the United States, it had two engines - a 1.3-liter eight-valve Suzuki G13BA and a 1.6-litre eight-valve Suzuki G16A. The JA was available with a manual transmission and had an 80-horsepower engine. It also came with a manual shift and was only available in a two-door convertible body style. The JA was the only trim level that offered this engine. In 1992, the new Sport model was introduced, which had an eight-cylinder turbocharged 1.7-liter four-cylinder. The Sport was a 1.8-litre paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The original Sidekick was available in three trim levels. The 1.6-litre engine was the most popular in 1988. It was available in both hardtop and softtop models, and featured a manual transmission. The 5-speed automatic transmission had a low gearing, but did not require much adjustment. Its three-speed manual was the better choice for most people. However, it had a small trunk and limited space, and a front-wheel drive.
The Suzuki Sidekick's 80-horsepower engine is slow-moving and does not feel fast. The 1992 power increase did not improve acceleration, but the larger 1.8-liter 4-cylinder offered adequate performance. At highway speeds, the Suzuki Sidekick was available with two-wheel drive and three-wheel drive. It was possible to purchase a soft-top convertible with a manual shift.