1. The Suzuki Samurai is a US variant of the Suzuki Jimny off-road vehicle, which has been in  production in one way or another since 1969. It was preceded by the HopeStar ON 360.
  2. In North America, the Suzuki Samurai (SJ-Series) was introduced in 1985 for the 1986 model year. It was priced at just $6200 and 47,000 were sold in its first year.
  3. An unfavorable 1988 review of the Samurai in Consumer Reports magazine said the vehicle was unsafe and prone to rollovers. This led to a controversial lawsuit (Suzuki v. Consumers Union).
  4. The Samurai was sold in Colombia and Venezuela as the Chevrolet Samurai, assembled in Bogotá, Colombia by General Motors Colmotores. The design has also been licensed by Mazda and Mitsubishi.
  5. The Samurai has also been licensed and sold as the Maruti Gypsy in Chile, Kenya and India. The version of the Gypsy with a 5-speed gearbox is called (drumroll please) the Gypsy King!
  6. The Suzuki Samurai holds the world record for the highest altitude (21,942 ft) reached by a four wheeled vehicle. The record was set in 2007 in Ojos del Salado, Chile.
  7. There are no words in the English language that are "perfect rhymes" for samurai. "End rhymes" include clarify, rarefy, terrify, verify.
  8. JC Whitney has 6085 auto parts for sale for the Suzuki Samurai.
  9. The most popular video on Youtube featuring a Suzuki Samurai shows an off road comparison between a Jeep Wrangler and a Suzuki Samurai. In it, the Samurai is able to go up a hill that the Wrangler cannot...the car's owner then comes out of the car and simulates masturbation as a way of celebration and, one can only assume, to taunt the Jeep Wrangler owner/operator.
  10. The Suzuki Samurai has fun written all over it.
  11. Like the E-Double.. or the PMD 
    He drives a Corvette, 
    I drive a Samurai Suzuki 
    I'm a locksmith.. with the key to fame