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Corporation Lemon
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By paragon
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4dr SUV 4WD


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I love my vehicle NOW! (after a new motor and many other trips to the dealership.) Dealership couldn't find the problem when the CHECK ENGINE light began coming on at 20K miles. In a year's time, I had possession of the SUV only about 3 months. The rest of the time was spent in the shop. NO KIDDING! District and regional even was sent to work on it. To no avail. Corporation then decided to replace vehicle as a lemon; didn't happen. Then buy back vehicle, didn't happen. Then give me money for trade, didn't happen. Then finally told me "tough luck."


Best Features

Turns around on a dime, cute body style, cargo space, smooth tranny, GREAT IN SNOW AND MUD! Now has over 150K on body and 90K on motor, and is doing as well as when it was new. Paint and trim holding up very well. Great SUV if you don't get a lemon!


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Watch out for the SuzukiCorp. They declared the vehicle to be a factory lemon(I have the papers to prove it!) yet did nothing about it, especially frustrating when motor played out after numerous (fixes?) Needs better warranty, more customer support. Radio is pitiful. Interior made for


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Budget SUV with Decent Quality
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Zukilver
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited 4dr SUV


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Owned this car since 36k miles, now 65k. Not so bad. Hard to find parts and accessories. Overall, very reliable, like a mini 4Runner. Limited edition is very rare, I only saw 3 in my whole life, but comes with very useful package. Never went to the shop, never. I only do regular oil change. Resale price is unbelievably higher knowing that this is a budget SUV.


Best Features

Engine, smooth, good power, and it makes great noise with after-market air-intake system(not suggested if you don't like noisy engine). Breaks, large rotors in the fronts really helps. One-touch sunroof.


Worst Features

Unstable at speeding over 75mph, especially at turn, you might feel that it might skip the road, another word over steering. Bad fuel economy, never did better than 21mpg.


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Very good until
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By Lizzie
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4dr SUV 4WD


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Love this little SUV that we bought used. Do not have to climb up and in, nor have to lower oneself in - a boost for those of us w/ creaky knees. Zippy, 4WD when it suited us (birding) quick and easy. But the AC has died and the estimate is just under $1000.00! In So AZ can't live w/out AC so we will have to trade it in on... what?


Best Features

4WD is easy to get in and out of (in the past, had hubs we had get out and turn). Comfortable enough although suspension a little harsh. Actually amazing amount of room for stuff, just need to be clever in arrangement.


Worst Features

A bit more durable in the AC dept. Design under the hood so that condenser is easily replaced, thus lowering labor costs!


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Great little SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Hostman
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLS 4dr SUV


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I have been fortunate enough to drive several different SUVs, including highline makes like Lexus, Infiniti and BMW. I can honestly say I've enjoyed driving the GV more than any of them. It has been incredibly reliable to this point, everything still works. By far the best value for the buck. It's been a blast to drive, just the right size, decent fuel economy at 22 MPG and with the 6 cyl. engine there is plenty of power. I would recommend this SUV to anyone and would not hesitate to buy another one.


Best Features

6 disc cd changer, over all design and reliability


Worst Features

Not sure what the newer models have to offer, but the sound system on the 2000 could have been better. But to be honest, for the dollar amount there really wasn't much I could complain about.


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Outstanding Vehicle
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By hendricks
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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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We owned two of them, but traded one in on a 2005. These SUV's are great. They glide right through the snow in 4WD. They perform great in local traffic and on the highway. If you are having doubts about this vehicle, don't. Just buy it and enjoy.


Best Features

It is great in snow and easy to shift in and out of 4WD.


Worst Features

The front seats could be a little bigger. If there was a little more leg room in the back, it would be a perfect vehicle.


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