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Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Prestige

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Prestige (2006-2011)

3.5 from 11 reviews

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Lemon

LemonBrisbane

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Cracked engine block

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Owned 2008 Prestige model for 5 years, @ 190 000 km and engine block cracked. Because of GFC in 2008 the alloy used to cast engine block is substandard and becoming well know to crack. Paid $20 000 for Grand Vitara 4-5 years ago, now being offered $500 from wreaker or $8 000 engine replacement.

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Date PurchasedSep 2008

Digger

DiggerCanberra Central 2601, ACT

  • 5 reviews
  • 14 likes

Perfect Car For my Needs

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My Suzuki GV is the prestige model so it has all the fruit, full leather, sunroof, keyless entry and start etc. It's a great looking car, very reliable, easy to get in & out of, easy to park. It's a bit heavy on fuel for a 2.4 litre motor but I love it, so does everyone who drives it. With 140000 klms on the clock, so far it's proved to be super reliable. I use it as a 4x4 and it'll keep up with the big boys....for a lot less. I've towed a small caravan around Australia, easy as. Returned 12.8 l/100 klms overall. It's a great Car.

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Date PurchasedMay 2009

Keep away from Suzuki and their incompetent dealer network

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Date PurchasedDec 2010
Argus

ArgusSouthwest, VIC

  • 9 reviews
  • 3 likes

2007 GV Prestige

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Had vehicle now for just over two years, and can't fault it. It has done over 200,000km's (petrol engine) and although it seems a little down on power for a V6, apparently this is the norm. Original parts are expensive but wreckers in Melbourne have the occasional GV through their workshop.

Use of vehicle is solely for personal use. Depending on the week on how often the vehicle gets used.

Haven't had serviced since I had the rocker cover gaskets replaced. Hasn't clocked up the necessary kilometres.

Purchased in May 2016 at Major Car Sales.

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G Mount

G MountMELBOURNE

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

best little suv i every had.

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drise well.as a big person 186 140k i was very comfy in it. is ex of road cept up with the big suv if not better. ex in snow slush and mud. interior was ok little bit too plastic but the v6 auto made up for that hands down. not too bad on fuel trips 9l/100k town 12l/100k 2tonne towing is very nice too did it well.

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Date PurchasedOct 2010

mjpss

mjpssTownsville

  • 5 reviews

cracked engine block at 90 000 not able to be fixed or replaced poor

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so i owned a prestige from new at 90 000 it overheated due to a faulty radiator cap and i stopped straight away, the engine was stuffed. cracked block. same crack same place as a number of other engines no warranty. no car. never buy one. the car drove ok, not great but it was ok. the engine power was a bit under what it needed to be.

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Date PurchasedJun 2008

Kay Bee

Kay BeeDarwin

French Diesel Engine

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The Diesel Grand Vitara has a lot going for it conceptually. Good size, comfortable, capable off road but an unfortunate non Japanese choice in engines. I have had injector, and drive problems costing several thousands. While it's running gear is off road capable I wouldn't venture far from help mechanically with this poor choice of diesel motor by Suzuki.

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Kay Bee
Kay Bee

Me again retracting my criticism of the Renault Diesel injectors. I foolishly filled up with petrol not diesel. The injector engine warning worked well. Sorry Suzuki.


True Blue

True BlueNSW South Coast

  • 3 reviews

Top Value Vehicle

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Valerie

ValerieQuilpie

Perfect vehicle

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Just bought my second Grand Vitara Prestige. Bought 2006 model new which has been passed on to my son. 235000 km and still going like a gem. My son loves it! great family car. Nine years old and travelled all conditions. Air-conditioner just chucked it in, but after surviving Australia's harsh outback conditions, 47 degrees for half the year, pretty good I think.

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Glenn A

Glenn AWestern District, VIC

  • 29 reviews
  • 20 likes

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara V6 Prestige; 3.2-litre, six-cylinder, petrol; five-speed automatic; wagon

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Have owned this model for nearly 2 years , as a family that lives in regional Australia we are very happy with this SUV .The luggage space is good with the back seat fold down design is a great feature .The instrumentation is great and the best appointed we have seen.
Great instrumentation
pity no diesel model available

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denash70

denash70AU

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Comfortable, and smooth.

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monaromonaro
monaromonaro

With the Jayco Swan what is the tow ball weight? Does this match up with the vehicle's specifications?


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