Amen to that! We drove a Samurai for many years. Bought it new in Texas and drove it home to Las Vegas. (Way cheaper). No rust problems here, but did replace the soft-top a couple of times. Great vehicle. Wish we still had it.I tend to base my purchasing decisions on what Consumer Reports says.
If they hate it, I buy it.
I look forward to parking my new smart next to my Isuzu Trooper. Anyone know where I can get a decent used Suzuki Samurai?