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Fun car to drive for light offroading!
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By Jeff
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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I've had this car for 3 years and so far it's been very reliable. The only problem I've had is brakes that shimmy. This car is a bit bumpy but the stiff suspension helps out when offroading.(needs more clearance though) My biggest complaint is the cheap plastic side panels. I've made several repairs on them already and the Nevada sun is causing the paint to peel. If your thinking of buying one go for it as long as you don't mind the side panels falling off ocasionally.


Best Features

My Suzuki is fun to drive off road. It is very manuverable, fits into tiny spaces, with a great turning radius. It's also easy to see where I'm going. It's one of only a few mini SUV's with 4 wheel low.


Worst Features

Loose the plastic paneling. Leave room to install larger tires.


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Enjoy it
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By ajo1975
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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Fun to drive, affordable, though not very economical as far as gas goes. 4x4 is fun to use, and helpful in certain weather. Sturdy and enjoyable little ride.


Best Features

Nice standard stereo system, comfy seats. Love the side mirror defrost ability.


Worst Features

A little tougher engine with more "umph." A little time-consuming to lay back seats down for more room.


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Great buy for the money
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By 491965
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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Love this car. Bought new, had for over a year. Comfortable, fun to drive, fun to off-road with. Taken many out-of- state road trips and it has always been reliable and ready to go. Great car for the affordable price. Wouldn't hesitate to but again.


Best Features

Defrosting mirrors, cruise, plug-in in the rear of the car, roof rack, tinted windows, daytime lights.


Worst Features

Rear wiper blade should offer slow mode, I think that's about my only complaint.


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its like driving a bob sled...
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By ricco
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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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since new it has been wandering all over the road, has had 9 front end alignments will not hold them for more than a week.needed struts,front brakes,fuel tank,computor went bad,four wheel drive stopped working,tires need replaced at 9000 miles.other than that no other problems to speak of...


Best Features

I love the small front seats, when you close the door it holds you in nice and snug.


Worst Features

ride is very rough needs softer tires it is not a sports car why does it come with H rated tires? they are to stiff.also dealer told me i would get 30 mpg, I get 14 to 18 mpg...this suv needs alot of improvments,I would not suggest it to any one...


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Great SUV, great looks , good power!
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By vago621
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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I've owned this SUV for a month now and I absolutely love it. I like the way it looks and how people stare at it when im driving by! i owned a 4 cylinder car before, but when I drove the Grand Vitara What a difference! I look forward to driving it everyday. i do highway 5 days a week and it has nice passing power.I would recomend it to everybody.


Worst Features

needs better speakers and radio.


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