Originally Posted by keithert
The last of the Tracker/Vitaras had the requisite safety equipment and amenities and still got 25 mpg. I wish they were still made.
Assuming we're talking about the old live-axel versions ('98 and older), yes, they did, but safety standards have changed a lot in the intervening decade, and even then they had a terrible safety record. The ones after were just little softroaders.
They still make the Sidekick-or, rather, the lineage has continued. In North America, it switched to the Vitara after GM stopped rebranding them for Chevy/Geo/Pontiac. The Suzuki Samauri is still around, too, and fundamentally unchanged-but they don't sell it in North America.