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Suzuki XL-7 4X4 still running
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By pcabral
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2001 Suzuki XL-7 Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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Aside from the breaks, exhaust, tires, tie rods,balljoints and wear and tear items this rig has pulled a 3000 lbs. boat w/trailer and transported our family around for 239000 with original transmission and rear end. The engine was replaced due to a mishap with the "fast oil change place"not tightening down the oil plug, so My replacement engine has 50,000 less than the body and purrs like a cat.Self-adjusting timimg chain and all. Love this beast, and 22 mpg with 4x4 capable is an awsome value for reliable and capable travel. Keep an eye on the rust especially the frame and treat it early. This rig is a one owner (13 years) and I don't look forward to getting rid of it.


Best Features

4X4,rear wheel drive,seating for 7, rugged,excellant engine and self adjusting timing chain still going after 239000 mi.easy in/out due to wide doors.rear air conditioner,plenty of room, on board tool kit, rear mounted full size spare and plenty of ground clearance from front and rear for rough roads.


Worst Features

Front bumper end caps, Rust on passenger side frame and unibody,better cup holders and more room for it, accessory plug for driver, fuel warning light/reminder not present (wow)sounds standard to me!


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You can't find any other car for this price and performance during 2001.
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By srk2040
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2001 Suzuki XL-7 Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Had the car from dealer's lot brand new. Few facts about this car: 1) the engine bay has a flex bar across it 2) the frame is liquid filled to reduce vibration 3) came with direct electronic ignition as opposed to plugs and wires. 4) has third row of seat. 5) OEM tires are exact same as Lexus RX300, Dueler HT. The front brake wears out lot quicker than what I'm used to. Amazingly, the rear drum brake has never been changed and it always passes the inspection. It's on 170,000 mile now. Comes with lot of upgrade if you really into it. I installed rear catch net, rear door net storage, window rain deflector. Overall, you can not find any other car like this even today 2013 that is true 4x4


Best Features

4x4 when you need it. can upgrade the radio for early models, later models are harder to replace it. power and speed. towing capability.


Worst Features

the front side bumper trim fell off the bolt that held the trim rusted. the gas door fell off, the hinges got rusted. rear door is beginning to rush out at the bottom. the door trim's screws are falling out. radiator fan is constantly spinning even after turning off ignition.


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Handles like my sports car!
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By Jim
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2001 Suzuki XL-7 Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought this based on test drive and 3rd seat. First experience with 4WD. Had the over-size wheel/tire (option?). This XL-7 has been awesome. Dealer repairs VERY expensive. Driver seat back torn out due to years of toddler abuse (LoL). Car still drives like new. Fast steering - handles very similar to my Miata in fact - may give some used to the GM slush boxes some fun in the wind at highway speeds. Only problem was aluminum chips in early production A/C compressors caused a lot of failures in 01 02 XL-7s; and replacement / system flush averaged between $2000 and $2500 at the dealers.


Best Features

Handling. Wide tires = wide stance = cornering on rail performance. Engine. 4WD works very well. Snow is nothing (tho the Michelin X-Ice tires are awesome in their own right).


Worst Features

The cruise control placement was odd and was fixed for 2002. Third seat was toddler-only; I would have moved the 3rd seat another 8 inches back.


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Shotty Air Conditioner Over and Over
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By Disappointed
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2001 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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I love my car, except that each year the air conditioner goes out. This year I am told the cost is $1,000+ just for the part condenser or compressor?? And it had to have a dual air conditioner. :-( The car is probably not even worth that much. Too bad that the dealer were so bad on fixing this one problem. Other than that, the car has been perfect. Love the fact that the gasoline door is on the passenger side. It's fully loaded and got what I paid for . .no repairs other than regular maintenance-not bad for an 8yr old car. Body and interior in perfect condition still.


Best Features

Perfect for a mom and small kids, or single woman. Love the look and style. Yes, there could be improvements but I got what I paid for. plus, I do believe I got my money's worth. Air was only needed a few days out of the year. Great in the rain and snow, handles well. Love the tinted windows.


Worst Features

Noise inside the cabin Loud engine Too small/no room for anyone over 5' 4" Air never worked-heat was okay. Running board is a joke, non-usable, looks nice. Wouldn't buy another Suzuki ever due to the air conditioner. Cup holders to low, hard to get in the back row until you are two or under.


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Best SUV for the Price
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By Euclid Oh
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2001 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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We were looking for a midsized SUV to replace a Caravan. The Suzuki actually did better than we ever expected. The truck came with full power and rear AC as well as seats 7. The engine is very peppy for its engine size, but is kind of fuel thirsty. Ours now has 60k, but actually 48k. If you have a Suzuki, the trip odometer may not be accurate. Other than this, this was one of the best vehicle purchases that I made, in a list that includes Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, and others that I have owned.


Best Features

Rear AC


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