2001 Suzuki Vitara Consumer Review: Good car, expected maintenance
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2001 Suzuki Vitara - Consumer Review

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JX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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Good car, expected maintenance
By shelbyk on

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2001 Suzuki Vitara JX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

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Purchased this car used in 2009 with 118K miles on it. Had a problem with a very squealy belt, replaced, still squealed. Honestly don't remember what resolved this issue. Radiator cracked at 140K for the first time. Cracked twice after (warrantied), turns out the water pump was building too much pressure, replaced water pump. O2 sensors replaced at 160K. Maybe have spent $1000 over 5 years on maintenance (excluding oil changes, brakes, filters, tires, etc., also all labor done by my loving father). Overall this car has been very reliable and required little maintenance for an older car with exponential miles. 22-26 mpg, no difference between highway/city but winter/summer.
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