2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara Consumer Review: Value and then some

2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (2.5L V6 4x4 5-speed Manual)

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Value and then some
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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


I have owned my Grand Vit since Aug.2003. Bought it new w/only 60 (demo) miles on it. I don't drive much ( that's why the LOW mileage after over 18 months. I live in Syracuse, NY. We get lots of crappy weather including SNOW (measured in feet) during the winter months. One of the 'standard' features for this model is elect/defrost for the power mirrors. It also has electronic climate control for heat/AC and a Clarion sound system w/ subwoofer right under the driver's seat. I think those clipboard toting snobs at JD Power are being way too techy/harsh. This is an EXCELLENT VALUE for anyone wanting an SUV (4WD capable) with quite a few creature comforts- not a LEXUS but u can buy 2 Suzukis

Best Features

Versatility. It's a full fledged SUV... but it's smaller than Hyundai or VW model. easier to park in small places. As I said before, many amenities for creature comfort- just not 'headlight wipers' ,etc. Suzuki XL7 is more refined, but costs 2-3K more. Whatever your preference. I think G.Vit is fine

Worst Features

Like others- I think more legroom for rear passengers would be nice. Power/ acceleration is fine. More aggressive tires than the Bridgestones which came on it would help. This unit has a very short wheelbase which makes for a somewhat rough ride on some roads. Again, it's not a luxury car..but 4WD
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