2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
I purchased this vehicle new in 2001 after doing a lot of research. I could be happier with my choice. I love it and have never had a real issue with this SUV. The only maintenance has been oil changes, windshield wipers and tires - it still has its original brakes, etc. It did have one minor recall issue that was fixed easily by the dealership. I have done some off-roading and felt very secure. The back end is light, but add a couple of sand bags in the winter and it does great in 4WD. It is a pleasure to drive on or off road.
The comfortable ride, nice power features, and how it has sufficient cargo space with rear seats down.
Increase the size of the driver and passenger areas some.