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soooo fun to drive!!
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By dkmc03
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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (2.7L 6cyl 5A)


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This is the first SUV i have ever bought and so far, i love it! got rid of my van and bought this, i love being able to whip in to parking spaces with so much ease. Handles great on dry roads as well as in the rain. very roomy, great for my family of four. the back door opening like a regular door is great for getting groceries out with the garage door shut, i could not ever do that with the hatchback door on that van! great family car and i love the way it looks!


Best Features

style, sunroof, steering wheel buttons for the radio, 6 disc changer, seat warmers, keyless entry and drive....reallly love not having to hunt for my keys in my purse! i love everything about this vehicle so far!


Worst Features

gas mileage should be better! backlit steering wheel, and doors should lock when you put it in drive.


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Awesome for the field
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By arcy
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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (2.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought the SGV for its "bring-it-on" performance and it delivers. Nothing can match the looks and the 4-mode drive-- having AWD and low range-is awesome. The SGV is at home in the city or for light off-roading. Its handling, build, safety, fit and finish are at a par with its closest competitors.


Best Features

Size, appearance, drivability, and of course, The incomparable 4-mode drive.


Worst Features

Can not see the center console lighting with sunglasses on. Suzuki is light on luxury features. How bout adding, for a few bucks more, Aux connection, backlighting the steering wheel controls and an auto-dimming mirror and compass (no compass in an off-road worthy SUV)?


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Costa Rica Grande Vitari
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By Carl Hallberg
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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV 4WD w/Hard Spare Tire Cover, Cargo Cover (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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Hugs the road better than any other car especially in the rainy mountains. Love the constant 4 wheel drive. Gas mileage could be better. Love the keyless entry,


Best Features

Constant 4 wheel drive


Worst Features

Better drink holders, bigger brakes


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The Lil Truck That Could
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By Jon Yankasky
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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV 4WD w/Hard Spare Tire Cover, Cargo Cover (2.7L 6cyl 5A)


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The ride is astounding and the features this car has in unreal. Climate control, all time 4wd, anti lock brakes, tire pressure monitoring system and many others. There is plenty of leg room and head room and the ride is so nice and smooth. I did have the front seats altered. As someone said they were uncomfortable and it is an easy fix. In both seats are three steel rods that can be easily removed and when this is done, the seats are just perfect and comfortable. I also had an upholstery man make a 3 inch pad and add it to the center console and this car is a great comfortable ride. Buy the car/truck. You will not be unhappy.


Best Features

Climate control, 4WD, ride


Worst Features

Light the controls on the steering wheel.


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Our replacement vehicle
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By Previous CRV owner
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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4dr SUV w/Hard Spare Tire Cover, Cargo Cover (2.7L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I wasn't looking at Suzuki at first to replace our 2004 Honda CRV which was totaled after a accident but after owning and driving the Vitara I am quite impressed with its performance and styling, inside and out. The fwd/rear mounted engine is easy to work on, having low range control is great.


Best Features

Climate control, controllable 4wd, the added fog lamps, v6 engine with 5 speed auto transmission


Worst Features

Aux plug in for ipods, lighted steering wheel controls, available bug guard as a option. A little more padding in the seats, auto dimming rearview mirror with map lights.


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