Sadly enough, the little "Japanese Jeep", a 1992 Suzuki Sidekick, is now going into retirement. Though the "Kick" starts well even in deepest winter, runs well in all weather conditions around Lake Superior, and has been kept up well and lovingly mechanically, it has finally fallen to the inevitable Minnesota flower, rust. There are rust issues in the body and frame and after a final inspection, the little guy just wasn't able to tow a boat anymore. I hardly ever use it, anyway, with its 5 on the floor stickshift and ny slow recovery from a total knee transplant. So it is going to a new home. Goodbye, little friend. I will miss you.