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2000 Suzuki Vitara SUV


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Suzuki Vitara Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 127 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Suzuki Vitara

  • Small SUV sales are hot, but there is little reason the Vitara should be contributing to mini-ute sales growth charts unless somebody out there really wants a convertible SUV and can't afford a Jeep Wrangler.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Truck-based frame and driveline, two-door convertible option.

  • Cons

    Harsh ride, lack of cargo space.

  • What's New for 2000

    Four-door models receive a new luggage cover for 2000. The Vitara two-door JLS/JLX is equipped with air conditioning as standard…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)

Tough little car

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Vehicle: 2000 Suzuki Vitara JLS 4dr SUV

I bought this car used, and rolled it over 100,000 miles. Currently, it's 115,500 miles, and it's still going strong. I've had to replace the computer system, but that's the only major maintenance it's needed. I don't service it as often as I should, but it's a very forgiving vehicle.

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Run around, over and through

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Vehicle: 2000 Suzuki Vitara JLX 4dr SUV 4WD

I bought my Suzuki with 850 miles on it and after 4 years and 60,000 miles it has never disappointed me once. Not in snow, heat, short jaunts or long highway trips. The back seat is cramped, but there's tons of headroom and at 6'1" I always have plenty of leg room in either of the front seats. I've had no body or engine complaints, and the interior material is incredibly durable and cleans up nicely.

How you treat it is

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Vehicle: 2000 Suzuki Vitara JX 4dr SUV 4WD

bought for my wife in jan 01.we live in a very remote part of middle tn,at 37k took to dealer for a bad rear main seal replaced at no charge,had tranny rebuilt at 60k 5 speed man,seems like built with cheap bearing material.at 120k still going strong,good little truck.service myself at 5k with mobile 1 syn, other t5han drivers power window inop no prob.bought for the suzuki moter reilabilty,powertrain layout and affordability and more than eager in rough terrain.good little truck,just dont go on any long trips,you will get very unconftable in a short time

2000 vitara convertible

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Vehicle: 2000 Suzuki Vitara JLX 2dr SUV 4WD

has been in shop eight times for oil leak/ manual transmission sticks in first gear, and grinds into reverse. interior scratches easy. no good for anybody over six ft tall!!

Gas Mileage


  • 19
  • cty
  • 23
  • highway
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Full 2000 Suzuki Vitara Review

What's New for 2000

Four-door models receive a new luggage cover for 2000. The Vitara two-door JLS/JLX is equipped with air conditioning as standard equipment. There are three new paint colors, and four-wheel-drive models have a "4x4" sticker in the rear-quarter windows.

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