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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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I think it's a good SUV
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By drdud
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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (2.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased in may of 2006 ( V6 ),the first year milage was rough , but now i'm getting 20 plus around town and 25 plus from the N.E. corner of Pa to Phila a 120 mile run . Mostly on the turnpike .Its a pleasure to run the pike with this smooth riding and running SUV. I'm pretty pickey . I have purchased 15 new cars and trucks over the years not counting the used ones . I rate this very Good and its easier for me to get in with my bad back then a subaru which is too low.


Best Features

its pretty , heated seats , running lights ,good sound system ,good pep quiet,Love the ability to put it in 4x4 any time I want , etc.


Worst Features

Tilt wheel ,display in dash with temp and milage (can't see in the day time).


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Great for 3 years...
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By Cascades Hiker
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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (2.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought my G.V. new and enjoyed 3 years of problem-free transportation. At 38,000 miles, the engine failed and required significant work to replace a broken 2 part gear which drives the Cam. The work took more than 6 weeks to complete. 3 weeks after the vehicle was returned to me, it broke down again. Yet more engine work took 4 weeks to complete. Throughout this experience, I learned that Suzuki's Customer Service is poor despite their claim of America's best powertrain warranty. After deciding I could no longer rely on this vehicle, I traded it in for a 2009 Toyota RAV4. Never again will I purchase a Suzuki product.


Best Features

Appearance (interior and exterior).


Worst Features

Reliability is extremely poor. Fuel economy is awful (17-18 miles combined). Radio reception is poor.


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i loved it
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By er1ca2000
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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (2.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I was actually a little skeptical of buying an SUV but this little thing had changed my mind. It had plenty of room for all our kids' stuff, roomy backseat and windows that roll all the way down in the back. It is fun to drive and handles very well for an SUV. I do wish that it got better gas mileage but that is a factor that i am willing to sacrifice. It looks cute, and i LOVE driving it in the mud puddles around the house. Most of the time it is a muddy mess but after a trip to car wash it reveals perfect paint. NO fading or anything else. I might mention it is black. My opinion... 2 thumbs way up. We will buy another if we are ever able to give this one up. 44000 miles at purchase


Best Features

Stereo


Worst Features

gas mileage


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Dissappointed overall
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By tonyw
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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Have 48,600 miles on this vehicle. Regret buying it to replace a Mits. Montero LX. Really poor mpg, underpowered. Handles well after replace OEM Yokohama tires, which lasted only 20,000mi. Have had to replace the driver's seat cover because of poor fabric quality. Second will not last, either. Very cheap upholstery and even cheaper carpet (have covered with rubber mats). Brakes are spongy (common complaint) low-beam headlights have shadows and point at the pavement (can't be adjusted). Have an intermittent engine miss or transmission slip dealer can't find. Have ping in a u-joint that dealer replaced a faulty rear hub instead. Overall, this is not worth the money and has not held value.


Best Features

Stereo and cd player are fairly good for an inexpensive vehicle. Handles well but rides a bit stiff.


Worst Features

Needs better headlights, brakes, improved mpg, better final drive gear ratio would help mileage. Improve carpet and seat covers. Trim could use improvement, squeaks at times.


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Great after 30 thousand miles!
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By Rey
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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (2.7L 6cyl 5A)


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This is my second review. The first was submitted at 1500 miles. I am happy to report that the GV has held up very well, and has been very reliable after 30,000 miles. With the exception of oil changes, and front brakes I have had no problems. Even the tires have held up well. The engine sounds quiter, and feels peppier now. About a year after we purchased it we got heavy down pours, and heavily flooded roads, the GV performed admirably. It performs great snow as well. Based on my experience, I highly recommend it.


Best Features

Four mode four wheel drive, remote key, comfortable heated seats, 6 disc CD changer, effective headlights.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage.


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