by medco131 on May 25, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4dr SUV 4WD
Four years later from my 09 review. Vitara still reliable and going strong. I now have 68,000 miles. Exhaust system is showing extreme wear and will probably have to be replaced soon.
Also same for clutch. Other than that car is fine shape. Hope to have it to 90,000.
by cheibaby on Sep 17, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4dr SUV 4WD
This is one of the best trucks on the world. My mom got this truck around 2005 and it still strong. She never had a problem with the engine till now, seven years without any major problems is a blessing. The car should last us a few more years if she take care of it!!!
by Ron on Oct 18, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought the GV used with about 40,000 miles on it. Then I drove the heck out of it before passing it on to my daughter who proceeded to do the same. It now has 210,000 miles and is still running strong. But we're retiring it in favor of a new car for her to drive. During this time, the only repair has been to replace a rear wheel bearing. Nothing else. (Actually we have two of these and I'm still driving mine.)
1999 Grand Vitara 2.5L V6 with 20,000 miles. On start up 9 out of 10 times I get a rattle/tapping noise from the top of the engine from both sides of the camshaft banks. This disappears after about ...