Review: Suzuki Wagon R+ (1997 – 2000)


Surprisingly roomy, economical and rated highly by owners. Undemanding to drive and the 996cc is a screamer.

Ridiculous looks. Wants to plough straight ahead in corners. Numb steering.

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8 November 2000

3,490 Wagon Rs built 1/2000 to 8/2000 recalled because handbrake lever pawl may not rotate freely leading to handbrake slipping off after having been applied. Replacement handbrake assembly to be fitted... Read more

Suzuki Wagon R+ (1997 – 2000): At A Glance

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Condensation creating emulsified oil in a Suzuki Wagon R

My Suzuki Wagon R oil cap had a lot of 'cream' in it. I was worried that coolant has gone into engine, but later a local garage identified it as a design flaw. The mechanic cleared a lot of the white gunk in the pipes from the engine, but it is still present, only in smaller quantities. Can it not be totally eliminated?
This is condensation caused by short runs from cold emulsifying with the engine oil. Some engines are more prone to it than others. Could be that a very long run will get the engine hot enough and keep it hot enough to break down the emulsified oil and evaporate off the moisture.
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