I wanted a Honda or Nissan, but the extra $2k or more for those or for the Grand Vitara were budget busters for me. I love the purple color I got (electric cat's eye blue) and the cute and fun look; I don't drive a lot (just to work; I'm efficient and green) but I got this for off-road and it is excellent for that. I've not been off-road as much as I wanted, but that's my personal life, not the car. I think this is an excellent value, and should be considered.
This is a rather tinny little car but it's sharp looking particularly once you get rid of the boring wheels it comes with. This is our "summer" car, and it's got that season written all over it. Absolutely fun to ride in! Ours has the small motor - not powerfull - but adequote with the stick tranny. I like working on my own vehicles; everything is accessible and in plain view! Be carefull on the highway - I suspect this thing could roll if turned very sharply. Good brakes, smooth runner. We doubt we'll ever get rid of it! We've had it for three years. If you buy a newer one still under warranty, be warned, Suzuki does not honor expired warranties, even if they are just one mile over!
Style, ease of maintenance and accessibility. Really fun to cruise around town in.
Body could be stouter. Stick transmission could shift smoother.
I just bought this car about 2 months ago. I got a great price for it and it only had 49000 k. The gas mileage is amazing! (coming from an 89 oldsmobile). It is so much fun to drive! The manual transmission is just fun alone but zipping around in this car makes it better! I love to just open the sunroof and unzip the back window. Sits like a truck but drives sporty.
The sunroof. It's much more than a sunroof b/c it's so big but it's easy to open/close. I also love how the seats fold down. I can fit so much in there. I took it camping last weekend and it was a blast!! I've also taken it out on the beach and WOW she's a monster!
The windows shake when they're not all the way shut/open. Hasn't caused any problems but still worries me a bit. When I downshift into 3rd gear, it grinds. The guy I bought it from said it has always done this and has never caused him a problem...he's had it checked out numerous times as well.
Great little truck for the price! I've
had mine for five years, and it runs
great. Just follow the maintenance in
the owner's manual. I have the model
with the manual 5-speed transmission,
and the 2.0 motor. Have carried
everything from bowling balls to kayaks
and my spouse, 6'4. Only negative is
some of the plastic pieces in the
interior broke, but not a biggie. Good
for long road trips. Convertible top
easy to use.
1. seats-well designed 2. Manual 5-
speed and 4WD-fantastic,smooth shift
3.suspension 4. reliability.
Needs better interior hardware such as
the grab handles and plastic door
I bought this car used with 82,000 on
it. So far I've had it a week, and am
in love with it. I haven't tried to
take the top off yet, looks a little
complicated, but only time will tell.
I like how it handles and the fuel
efficiency. I was suprised at how
roomy this little car is. My biggest
friend fits (6'5") and people have more
room in the back than in a jeep, not to
mention it handles better. I'm very
happy with my purchse and would
recomend this mini suv to anyone. I
have a samurai and really had fun with
it...but needed something that could go
freeway speeds. It's a little mountain
goat in 4wd!