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Not terrible
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By Shannon
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Vehicle

2002 Suzuki XL-7 Plus 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Good price for an SUV with third row seat which is WAY too small for frequent use. My husband hates this car, but It never gave us a problem until the service engine light came on at 60k miles. It turned out to be a bad O2 sensor for $250. On maybe 5 different occasions, the belt squealed briefly when turning on the A/C then stopped. I should have taken it to the shop immediately. At 100,000 miles, the A/C compressor locked up and caused the belt to break - a $1,400 repair in total. Fuel efficiency is horrible, avg 17-20 mpg.


Best Features

Third row seat is a great feature if you occasionally carry extra passengers. Cargo space with seats folded.


Worst Features

Third row seat. A/C system.


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Great SUV for the Price
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By bookburner451
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Vehicle

2002 Suzuki XL-7 Plus 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I needed a bigger vehicle for family transport. The XL-7 seats 7 (five adults+ 2 kids in the 3rd row) comfortably with luggage. It's great for trips to the grocery store. This truck is fun to drive and looks sharp, but needs to get better gas mileage (17 mpg).


Best Features

Feels like a truck, but drives like a car. Low center of gravity. Nice handling and enough power.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage; Higher quality interior materials. Stronger support for roof luggage rack.


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Great City Runner
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By Neichnm1
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Vehicle

2002 Suzuki XL-7 Plus 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


Review

The truck is narrow, agile handling, quick off the line making it great for tight spots in crowded places, yet long enough to give plenty of inside room. Not suitable as a long distance cruiser. Seats are too small for long drives, wind noise high at speeds over 65. Fuel tank range limited to 300 miles per fillup.


Best Features

Dual a/c, really fast from stop (only up to 30mph), great handling for a truck, good visibility, 3rd row seats.


Worst Features

Bigger gas tank, bigger seats, better interior plastics, flat folding 3rd row seats, removable 2nd row seats


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XL-7 - GREAT RIDE!
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By Jeff Towry
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Vehicle

2002 Suzuki XL-7 Plus 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Five months and 7200 miles and we're still in love with our XL-7. Wife had reservations about SUV (previously drove Cutlass), but now says she will never drive a car again! Truck rides and drives GREAT! I no longer get tired on long trips! Daughter loves the rear air, extra leg room, and reclining rear seats. We didn't need third row seating, but had to buy that way to get rear air. We removed third row seat cushion and that provided flat load floor. Still needs cargo net to keep groceries from falling out on feet when rear door opened. Truck has not been back to dealer since the day we left. There has been no need!


Best Features

Rear air, unique styling (won't meet yourself around every corner), beautiful paint color (Burgundy Pearl), full-size spare & easily accessible, side hinged rear door, rear cargo cover (purchased seperately)


Worst Features

Passenger-side power door lock button, intermittent feature for rear wiper, cassette deck (Cutlass had CD/cassette stereo), power outlets need to stay live after ignition turned off, cargo net should be standard


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Great Value!
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By s.h.c.
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Vehicle

2002 Suzuki XL-7 Plus 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Excellent quality, great value for the money. Fun to drive and rides very smoothly. If you are looking for a SUV with 3 rows of seat at a reasonable price (low $20K), definitely consider this SUV.


Best Features

3rd row seat, CD player, Exterior style.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage.


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