The sportscar, Suzuki Cappuccino was first manufactured in Japan in 1987. This was mainly for the citizens of Japan. Actually; this car model was capable of making on the line of a sleek sports car and was a two-seater meant for two. Yep, this car is on gentleman’s dream in gleaming red.
Suzuki Cappuccino Review
The Suzuki car model is not cheap but for those who can afford it, it is economically affordable. Moreover; it is sleek and smart, and the car is definitely for the person on the go. Although the three-cylinder engine in front is small and it has more performance than one could ever imagine. If you maintain this vehicle in a proper manner, of course, it is also very reliable and long lasting. The two-seaters though small has plenty of seating space for two passengers. When considering the hood on the top of the car, it can be left open or closed during the hot and humid days or on fun days of travel and closed during bad weather or rain.
Suzuki Cappuccino-Model history at a glance
Inauguration of these vehicles was in Japan in 1991. Sales in England were in the year of 1993. Price was about 11,995£.
Changes to this vehicle took place in 1995 which modification included a lighter chain driven engine increased torque, lighter alloys, and an optional automatic gearbox. In 1999 production for the Cappuccino ended.
Suzuki Cappuccino Interior Design
This is a small sports car with 2 doors and two seats. It has a detachable hardtop hood. Suzuki Mazda Corporation is the manufacturer of this amazing car model. It was designed to meet the standards of the Kei car specifications to lower tax and insurance in Japan. When considering the weight, it weighs about 725 kilograms (1,598) pounds. It is powered by a turbocharged 3 cylinder a 657cc DOHC engine. The dimensions being 3,295 MMS (129.7 inch) long and 1,395mm (54.9 “) wide.
The modified version of this vehicle
The necessary modifications and changes took place in 1995 for emission controls which were set by the European Commission whereby unsold vehicles had to be registered by 1995. Hence by 1995, the cappuccino had a new and lighter engine with chain driven camshaft increased torque lighter wheels and a 3-speed auto transmission with power steering. And the best news was that it came with an airbag for the driver. And power steering.
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The ups and downs in purchasing this vehicle
The good news is that this vehicle is small and compact weighing about 679-725 kilograms of hard metal. And it is a beautiful sports car. The length about 10 x 10″ and width is about 4 x 7″ wide and powered by a turbocharged 657cc engine. The speed limits of this sports car are about 82mph. Hood is made off two folding canvas with two hard top panels overhead.
The bad news is when purchasing this type of sports car is try getting one with “waxoyl” which is a rust proofing fluid used to prolong the life of the car chassis in not getting rusted or corroded.
Suzuki Cappuccino for Sale
Always check near the number plate as this area is prone easily prone to corrosion.
The roof panels and boot lid are delicate. So the interior is susceptible to getting wet and corroded with time. Also, it is a good idea to check for turbo smoke. After a certain millage remember that the cambelt needs to be replaced.
Replacing parts for this car is very expensive. Checking the rubber sealing at the Windows for frayed rubber and replacing them from time to time is good as this will prevent water seepage inside.
The car is a good model car but it is not much rust proof. Keep in your mind that the manufacturer offers an anti-corrosion warranty. The floor plans sills and wheel arches tend to rust. There can be corrosion in the engine bay as well. Looking into these will be beneficial. The slightest knock to the vehicle can dent it. Replacing the hood can be quite expensive.
The Suzuki Cappuccino Vs The Miata
Looking at this marvelous sports car which makes you think of the model toy cars ( Hot wheels) which were invented by Elliot Handler for playing by children and became hugely popular both by children and became a collectors item for adults, and which is exactly what the Suzuki Cappuccino looks like, but in a better and more powerful way. So though this sports car looks like a tiny model toy Hot wheels – it is far from it and is powerful smart and sleek and a handsome sports car in gorgeous red and a very stylish sporty innovation.
On the other hand; the Miata is like it’s a twin brother to the Suzuki Cappuccino. It looks and feels the same sleek beauty as the cappuccIno. Miata has also won many awards and made it to the Car and Driver magazine. The Motorsports magazine also named Miata as the most important sports car ever built since the past 25 years. It is highly popular vehicle for amateur racing competitions.
To own and drive away in one of these beauties is one’s ultimate dream and goal. Small yet compact, this dream car is packed with full power to take you down the long winding rugged roads of driving fantasy in flashing red is one’s new dream machine.