1993 Suzuki JoyPop
This 1993 Suzuki Every JoyPop is one of the more unique and useful city runabouts. This ninth generation example comes with quite a few options for daily use, and has had a bevy of recent maintenance work performed. The exterior is finished in Suzuki's Charcoal Gray (38B) which is a fitting volor for the boxy styling. The paint is in great condition overall and shines nicely, free of any severe blemishes to note. The bodyhas been well preserved, however, like anything that's been driven it does have some small dents and dings from routine driving. For being 26 years years old with 77K miles, you would anticipate things to be far worse than they are. The Japanese have a tendency to maintain their vehicles to a much higher degree than we see in the US. Dual sliding door with 4 roll down windows were standard for the Every, and the hatch opens to nearly six feet making for easy loading.
Although this van has a micro foot print the cargo space rivals modern SUVs and is easily accessed via the sliding doors and large rear hatch. With a middle row that folds fully flat, you have over 6' of fully usable space. The interior has a much more updated look when compared to other Kei vans from the era. The blue checkered cloth seats are in above average condition, and are surprisingly supportive on longer drives. There is a small hole on the seat bases of the driver's seats as well as some separation along the trailing edge from sitting. Neither appear to be spreading or of concern, but we did want to make note. The door panels and dash are also in nice shape. free of any sun damage which plagues most of these. The roof is shockingly high on these, and the headliner is nearly immaculate. Heat pipes through the vents well and an a/c system that, while not an industrial freezer, will cool the cabin during the summer months. The OEM radio functions and plays through a built in speaker. All controls are within reach as the Every does have some decent ergonomics for a Kei van. OEM raingards are a nice little addition, and allow for some convenient ventilation options when A/C isn't desired. Visibility is premium as the A pillars are small, the side mirrors are large, and there is an abundance of glass around the cabin. The flat load floor helps with foot room and loading up cargo.
This Every is powered by a 657cc inline-three (F6A) which delivers power to the rear wheels. With it's light weight chassis, 3 cylinder, 5 speed, design, the JoyPop is sensationally economic around town. Since arriving state side we've put 4 new tires, performed its routine oil and filter service, as well as a fresh set of plugs to ensure that this 77K original mile power plant keeps on running smooth. Shifts through the 5 speed manual transmission are smooth, and power along nicely with the torquey little 3 cylinder. The suspension has been modified, dropping the ride height to give it a more proper stance. A set of bronze, 13" mesh wheels really sets it off against the gray body. The JoyPop benefits from a longer wheel base, which improves stability and ride quality. Its brakes feel strong, and bring this bantam weight hauler down to a stop without any concern. It’s capable of cruising at highway speeds, but is most ideal around town where up to 45 miles per gallon can be achieved. This mini hauler is a blast to own, and turns heads everywhere it goes!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.