Do you consider hunting to be a sport? If so, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Sidekick might just be the ultimate sport utility as it’s decked out in cammo for the hunt. Maybe its price will make it worth bagging as well.
Last Friday’s 2000 BMW 323i was Alpine White on beige, which is perhaps the most milquetoastian of color combinations imaginable. That is, unless you count middle aged white male ankles against dark socks and sandals. Yeah, you know who you are.
More than making up for that yawn-of-man appearance was that car’s full tilt boogie drivetrain, late out of a wrecked M3 of the same generation. That all proved a challenging yin and yang to valuate, especially since the asking price was a cool $17K. In the end however, hot overcame cold, and the car walked away with a narrow but decisive 53 percent Nice Price victory.
Now, let’s go on the hunt.
Hunting was once considered the sport of kings. Back in the Middle Ages hunting became all the rage amongst the aristocracy, who would use the sport as practice for battles when the real deal wasn’t handy. The noble class would set aside large tracts of land exclusively for their hunts, and woe be it to anyone caught seeking game there with out the expressed permission of the the guy in charge.
Today, hunting is an egalitarian endeavor, open to both noble and peasant. In fact, should you be seeking to stalk the mighty deer, the haughty turkey, or the deadliest prey of all, man, all you’ll need is the appropriate license, some sort of effective weapon, and perhaps this 1989 Suzuki Sidekick.
Okay, first things first: I know that the first comment is going to be something along the lines of “What Suzuki Sidekick?” owing to the fact that this little offroader comes in full leafy goodness cammo paint. I’ll wait for everybody to get that out of your system. Still waiting...
Okay, now that we’re able to see the four-by-four for the trees, let’s consider its usefulness for its intended role as a hunting truck, and the cost presented to get your Deliverance on.
This is an ’89 Sidekick convertible so first off, you’d be able to hunt or fish from the comfort of its interior environs. Just drive to the appropriate arboreous bailiwick, shut her down, and pop a few caps in Bambi’s mom’s ass from the comfort of the also cammo-covered seats. Considering the ride height you could also fly fish out the back.
And of course, no one would ever see you doing any of this as this trucklet is as backwoods boogie as they come. Oh sure, the original factory red is showing through in a few places, and while the seats, floor mats and steering wheel are all deep in the bush, the back seats do sort of stick out like a sore trigger finger.
That’s okay though, because the seller says this truck has you covered where it’s important. He says that the AC and heater work like champs, and that means venery all year round. The ad also notes new mud tires, although from the pictures they don’t look to be made of mud to me. Maybe that’s an off-brand name.
The motivating force here is an 80 horsepower 1.6-litre four and backing that up is a three-speed automatic feeding all four wheels through a two-speed transfer case. The ad doesn’t include any under-hood pics, but unless he’s replaced the motor with 12 squirrels on a treadmill I can assure you that visually there’s not much to be missed.
This isn’t just an off-roader either as it comes with a clean title and is described as “ready to go.” The 38K showing on the five barrel odometer could easily be the total if you still believe in Santa. For the rest of us however, let’s just assume it’s rolled over at least once. I do trust the trip odo though.
Okay, this is a cool little Suzuki that will take you where the action is, and let you shoot things while there. I think that’s something we all can get on board with, even you vegan freaks. How much would you pay to blend into the background when out in the woods? The asking Price here is $2,500, which comes as a cash-only deal, and no trades accepted.
What’s your take on this huntsman’s Sidekick and that $2,500 price? Does that make it worth the Bucks? Or, is that just too much Doe?
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