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Suzuki Grand Vitara

Suzuki Grand Vitara (2005-2020) (page 3 of 6)

Also referred to as: Suzuki Grand Vitara 2019 and Suzuki Grand Vitara 2021. JB / JT.I, JB / JT.II
3.5 from 107 reviews

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    3.6 (7)
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best in class

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i have a 2010 grand vitara v 6 3..2 for 6 years no problem, what you need to do it need to change oil every 5000 km and warm up your engine before you take it out, use good oil no cheap oil and your suzuki grand vitara last forever, 1 driving experience great on the snow .good traction ,the interior a bit small but ok for 5 persons the dashboard are at hand reach for everything the leg room great ,the fuel on local a bit high on highway better, the engine with a v6 so cool with the power, and so quiet when running I recommend any person wish to buy a SUV go for the V6 GRAND VITARA PETRO you will love it

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ramjit
ramjit

Still have this Suzuki and running with no problem it’s almost 8yrs never change no major parts,I did the brakes and tire only

2006 2.7Lt V6 143KW Trekker Pack Manual has been Excellent! 10 years old now

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vicki

vickiSouthern and Hills, SA

Unbelievable endless problems

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How can everything be so wrong with a five year old car. We replaced shockers, wheel bearings, starter motor, major exhaust problems still, mechanic still cant identify current running problems, surging, losing power intermittently, leaking power steering, cruise control and CD player not working.

Noisy engine
Shame back seats don't lay flat down when folded down

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Ashley

AshleyBrisbane

Ok so far and learning more about it as time go's on...

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Nothing but trouble!

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I have a 2009 Grand Vitara-comfortable drive, good fuel economy-however- despite low kilometres, full log book servicing at 75 000km have had to have the cam shaft replaced, both rear and front crank shaft seals replaced. Other seals and hoses are weeping and also need replacing. Car has been in northern Australia for most of its life. Terrible treatment from Suzuki Australia when car under warranty. Very distressing.unreliable, expensive to fix.Will never buy a Suzuki again!

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Love it!

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Don't buy a Vitara!!!

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2008 Grand Vitara cracked block at 120,000km and 6 years old in November 2014.
Well looked after and serviced, never off road and Suzuki doesn't want to know and won't help!
I loved the car but after such poor treatment from Suzuki Australia and a car needing a new engine at such a young age I will never ever ever buy another Suzuki again.

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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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Don't buy diesel

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Brian West

Brian WestPerth

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Bought the 2008 Suzuki Vitara Diesel for the right reasons

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Brian West
Brian West

Excellent

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I had GV V6 from brand new for 8 years now ,so far no problem with this car at all. Even we offroad driving a lot .very strong SUV . Now I'm looking for to update it to a diesel engine , but with Suzuki engine don't come with an auto so . I think I have to wait for a while
Very capable off road
No protection for the radiator

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stewart4

stewart4South West, WA

  • 3 reviews
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Great vehicle despite some issues

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Gr Holl

Gr HollMELBOURNE

  • 12 reviews

A Lot to like about the Suzuki Grand Vitara Diesel

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timmy2fool

timmy2fool

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

awesome 2002 2.5l manual

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Full chassis little 4x4. Not a soft roader like the new ones. Awesome little 4x4 goes real good for what it is. Not bad on fuel and I am terrible for economy. Little narrow bodied for bulky kids seats so three adults in the back would be a tight squeeze. Cheep to look after with timing chain not a firm believer in timing belts myself. Quite capable in the bush. With xrox and side sliders and a 40mm lift will be real good off road. Shift on the fly Auto hubs work smoothly. All in all a great car.

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F. Willsallen

F. Willsallen

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Excellent vehicle

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Purchased a new Vitara v6 auto petrol AWD in 2005 and have done 50000 kms, and it still looks like a new vehicle. It's performance is fantastic and road holding and cornering ability outstanding. Driving position is just right and pick up from a standing position very quick. Have it serviced twice yearly from private mechanic and have never had a problem in all this time. Dealership servicing was too expensive, and unreliable. Running costs are What you would expect, a pleasant surprise after owning a challenger which was far more expensive and like a truck to drive. Can't pick a fault with Vitara, roomy handles well and is always reliable and affordable. What more could you ask?

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Ross

Rossperth

  • 2 reviews

top little 4wd'er

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reinrab

reinrab

  • 25 reviews
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I loved my Grand Vitara Sport

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it's a great car for around town and off road.
I bought mine 2nd hand with 60K on the clock. Never had any issues with it. Took it offroad numerous times and performed well on soft sand on the beach too.
Ended up trading it in as i got a lease car thru work. Ended up buying another suzuki (swift) a few yeas later.
Will definitely consider suzuki again when i am looking for a new car.
stylish, roomy inside
little bit long in the body

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batchee

batcheeSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 19 reviews

A True 4WD; Many features to recommend it.

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2008 Grand Vitara Diesel

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Great car, very comfortable to drive and handles well. Needs long stretches of driving over 80 kms per hour on a regular basis to keep the diesel filter unclogged. Handles well in city traffic and is great on sand - super light and handles really well in 4WD. Great first 4WD and can go anywhere!

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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara Don't Buy!!

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Had numerous problems with the air conditioning and cooling system early on which are never ending. About 4-5 years down the road it started to burn oil so much so that I need to top up 2 quarts every 2-3 weeks or so. Suzuki parts are insanely expensive for what I think are sub standard. Nissan and Toyota parts are of much better quality and cheaper.
In my country of Trinidad and Tobago the worst part of buying a Suzuki is the dealer Lifestyle motors! they have the worst customer service. I initially brought this vehicle when people told me about their good experience with suzuki vehicles (much older models though, 2003 and below), but Suzuki has lost its way with this current generation of Vitara. Don't waste your money or time on this.

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Grant S.

Grant S.asked

Grand Vitara JB / JT.I (2005-2011)

I have a 1.9l diesel 08 and it sounds like a train when I drive it. It's like the exhaust gasses arnt going through the exhaust but coming out inside the engine bay and it's leaking oil under the car.

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Neil7052
Neil7052

good news,that’s a wonderful car with best quality

Julian
Julian

Probably got neglected while under warranty as Suzuki service under warranty only extends to oil and filter changes. If they do pull something apart check the bolts as half the time they either forgot to torque the bolts properly or did not put them all back. Get a service manual on CD/DVD and learn to do your own service and maintenance. Japanese made Suzukis are good cars and will go for 500k+ on original engine and gearbox as long as they are maintained by the book, unfortunately you won't get that from dealers as they would rather sell you a new car then look after the one they already sold you.

Greg N

Greg Nasked

Suzuki Grand Vitara (2005-2020)

Does a 2012 Grand Vitara Urban have a full chassis?

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Neil7052
Neil7052

no

Douglas 53

Douglas 53asked

Suzuki Grand Vitara (2005-2020)

Where is the thermostat on a 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 motor?

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Neil7052
Neil7052

in trunk

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