Tough little car
By Spud on
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.
It's very easy to shift, (I have a manual transmission), and it will let you drive from a complete stop in 2nd gear. It doesn't like it, but it doesn't die.
The back seat can use some more leg room. The storage capacity is very small for an SUV. The acceleration is aweful! You can't make any quick spurts in this vehicle, so you have to be very careful merging into traffic.