Four years later from my 09 review. Vitara still reliable and going strong. I now have 68,000 miles. Exhaust system is showing extreme wear and will probably have to be replaced soon.
Also same for clutch. Other than that car is fine shape. Hope to have it to 90,000.
This is one of the best trucks on the world. My mom got this truck around 2005 and it still strong. She never had a problem with the engine till now, seven years without any major problems is a blessing. The car should last us a few more years if she take care of it!!!
Well my Vitara just turned 3 years old.
No problems so far. Been fun to drive.
Nice handling and very comfortable.
Nice zip with the 6 cylinder. Gas
mileage could be a little better on the
highway. Last summer drove 17 hours
from Boulder Co to Chicago Il. Car ran
great. No problem crusing at 85 miles
an hour. This is my 3rd Suzuki in a
row. 1988 Samurai,1995 Sidekick
(excellent), 1999 Grand Vitara. Oh did
I mention my 2001 Suzuki Katana 600. :-)
Suzuki makes a great product.Cant wait
to see what Suzuki offers in a few
years. I highly recommend the Vitara
for inexpensive, fun transportation.
Pretty much enjoyed the car. Very
strong and well performing engine (V6).
Breaks and electric components solid.
But the a/c is so-so, the stereo
outright sucks and the manual
transmission isn't smooth.Paint on body
of car and moulding seems inferior. The
cruise control is difficult to use.
Chips easily, small area came loose and
hard to clean inside.
Pretty rugged to drive and handles very
well but too many little
Since I purchased my Grand Vitara 4
years ago I've really enjoyed driving
it. It's solid, turns easily, and has power.
Had one problem with the sealer gasket
of the engine that had to be replaced once.