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This article was published on April 28, 2017

Visual effects expert sells the hell out of old Suzuki

Visual effects expert sells the hell out of old Suzuki
Rachel Kaser
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Rachel Kaser

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Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback Rachel is a writer and former game critic from Central Texas. She enjoys gaming, writing mystery stories, streaming on Twitch, and horseback riding. Check her Twitter for curmudgeonly criticisms.

Earlier this month, one Eugene Romanovsky posted a YouTube video showing off his 20-year-old Suzuki Vitara. Watch it and be amazed by the capabilities of a 96-horsepower engine:

I hope that altered Jurassic Park footage falls under fair use.

Of course the top comment is that the commercial must cost more than the car. I checked Kelley Blue Book, the accepted pricing guide for used cars. I used the “Buying this car” option, and put in everything I knew about the car from the commercial, including the power windows. According to the results, a black ’96 Suzuki Sidekick (as it’s known here in the US) sold by a private party in “very good condition” (at least in my zip code) is worth approximately $2,408.

Granted, that may not be the car’s actual value, but it was the closest I could get based on the data available.

There’s little info on Eugene’s YouTube channel, but I found his Facebook profile. He appears to work as a visual effects supervisor at Gravity, a Tel Aviv-based animation studio. So this is the work of a professional.