hi there, i been driving my Vitara for 7 years now the truck just hit 200k miles and its starting to see some oil leaks on the engine and lets get to my point .... everytime something brakes i have to find a suzuki dealer for parts and it takes 3-5 days to get parts.1st thing to go was the alt and i had to get one at a autozone 3 hours away and needed it. was on a sunday and i needed to get to work on monday.road trip.the rear passanger side alxe bearings went out...the alxe almost come out!!!! the brakes failed..if you want a car that takes 3- 5 days to fix buy one
This is the 3rd 4wd Suzuki I have
owned. irst was a Samauri,then Side
Kick. and the last one the Vitara.
After owning the "dangerous" Samuari :=)
I knew I would probabably never drive
anther brand though would opt for more
comforts. It was time for my wife to
get a new vehicle so she ended up with
the Vitara. My Sidekick only has 170000
miles and is not ready to go yet. My
wife teaches at 2 colleges 50+ miles
from each other and I wanted to have a
reliable, durable and safe vehicle for
her in any weather or situation. That
sums up the Suzuki Vitara.
I was very skeptical about this vehicle
at first. I am a frequent traveller,
and being in the military, it's
understandable that a vehicle with
storage capacity's needed. Having had
an Isuzu Rodeo with a 4 cyl engine, I
experienced that the vehicle was too
heavy for its engine. I also needed
something with a decent fuel economy.
Having have had a brand new Vitara for
about a month now, and putting on 2800
miles, it's proven to me more than
worthy. It is definitely one good way
to start in an SUV, and I should have
done so sooner.