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Just for your info - I went to the SW Suzuki link to look up something and....no more. Suzuki is no longer listed on the SW 'auto group' website, and the online catalog is apparently off the internet. Ah, this does not bode well for our US posters!!
 

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Ah, thanks Max!! Will bookmark this one instead.....Sadly, however, none of the links on the forum that directed you to the SW Suzuki site will work anymore....:(
 

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Edited the post above, by the way, and crossed paths with your next post. You're up early....!!
 

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however, none of the links on the forum that directed you to the SW Suzuki site will work anymore
I just realized what you meant, like in all of the previously linked diagrams, price / ID info and such? :( Oh crap.
 

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Yup. I tried a couple, and it just links you to the new SW Suzuki page, not to what originally was the parts page on that online catalogue.
 

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Well, I hope that the demise of the SW site isn't what's in store for the other sites then, to include PartSoug. :huh:
 

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I think that this is all part of Suzuki pulling out of the US market. Partsouq is based in Dubai or somewhere like that, so it shouldn't be affected.
 

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Just for your info - I went to the SW Suzuki link to look up something and....no more. Suzuki is no longer listed on the SW 'auto group' website, and the online catalog is apparently off the internet. Ah, this does not bode well for our US posters!!
:rolleyes:

::biting my tongue:::p
 

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Sadly, that catalog does not have the parts catalog diagrams next to any of its parts, which was often helpful.
I use that Russian catalog/parts breakdown website and then put the part numbers in those dealership parts sites. But yeah, with one major online parts dealer that I know of, this is gonna suck real soon.
 

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I purchased most of my parts from the Southwest Suzuki website but the Suzuki Depot website was not far behind. The Suzuki Depot parts catalog (Suzuki Car Parts Catalog Online Store) does show diagrams for available parts. Unfortunately, I do not see diagrams for discontinued parts.

Max,
  • What was your involvement with Suzuki Depot?
  • How long do you think Suzuki Depot will continue?
 

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Max, What was your involvement with Suzuki Depot?
None, other that purchasing some parts (rear axle seals) in support of a gear oil leak repair some years ago. :)
I shifted to SW later as their prices were slightly better and they offered 10% off on occasion.

I have no idea how long they'll be around. :( I suspect that parts will be in the Dealer network for some time, but maybe not the access to their parts data base like we have now (in the USA at least).
 

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With regard to the Suzuki Depot, I just noticed this on their homepage...

We Also have a large selection of used/recycled Suzuki Car Parts!
Call For Info: (800) 338-9208
That's encouraging! :)
 

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Are you referring to the Calif Zuk site that I put up? :huh:
Hmmm.....maybe it was just what I was looking up - I was attempting to confirm specific part numbers - trying to avoid having to fire up Windows, which is the only O/S that the Suzuki EPC will work on - and just using the part numbers there were no diagrams. Actually, maybe SW Suzuki was like that as well....:eek: ??? Anyway, thanks for clearing that up, Max.
 

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The changes at Southwest Suzuki extend far beyond its catalog website.

My 1989 Sidekick is at Southwest Auto Group in Weatherford, TX, to have the engine replaced. I could not find a long block and had to settle for a short block. The old and new short blocks are pictured below.

You would not recognize Southwest Suzuki anymore. Its former building is now Southwest Volkswagen. Many of the old hands, such as Keith Sexton, have been promoted. The former service manager at Southwest Suzuki is now the service manager at Southwest Ford and is working on my Sidekick.

The last online Suzuki parts specialist is also at Southwest Ford and is trying to obtain parts to complete my engine work. Many parts have been discontinued. Aftermarket engine mounts had to be ordered. The header assembly had to be locally rebuilt. A Doug Thorley exhaust header is replacing my discontinued exhaust manifold. What few genuine Suzuki parts that we can find have been precious.
 

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Ah, it looks like the markets have been reversed. For the longest time, I have been ordering many of my factory parts from the US (as they were cheaper). Now it looks like some of you US folks will have to start ordering from Europe. Thus far, Suzuki is still a fairly major player here, and parts are easy enough to come by. Of course, there is the added problem that our cars are now 20 years old...the question becomes, how long does a car manufacturer continue to make parts for a discontinued model? My Vitara has now become a parts car, and already has paid me back for its purchase price.....
 
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