He finds the Suzuki economical to run
and reports that...
... it has only been bogged
twice in mud in four years and has
helped bigger and heavier 4WDs out of mud and sand bogs.
Diesel powered Santana Samurai and Vitara (~Suzuki) are popular because they get the "green stamp" for low emmissions, meaning that they can be driven in Santiago 5 days of the week. Cars without the green stamp cannot be sold in Santiago and older ones must not be driven one or two days of the week.
By the way: The army is
selling some old Willys and Land-Rover 4x4s.
They are being replaced by Brazilian
and by some Israeli 6-cylinder 4x4s.
In the near future we may have some
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