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“It's the Best Off Roader / Car I ever had...”

Written on: 21/03/2014 by Thaddeusk436 (1 review written)

The best ever vehicle I ever had....had BMW X5, Merc ML 350, Lexus RX 350...Toyota Rav 4, Kluger, Mazda Tribute & CX9, VW Golf...and Holden Astra, & Ford Focus...they are all NO WHERE NEAR TO THIS...specially on Reliability, Drivability & Usability... Best Well Wishes! Suzuki... Dr. David W… Read Full Review

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“hieu qua, thiet thuc”

Written on: 29/03/2012

Rat tot, nhin cang lau thay cang dep. tien loi cho dia hinh Ca Mau… Read Full Review

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“i love it ,this car is very fun and excellent ”

Written on: 01/01/2012 by CHUNHUANG (1 review written)

my father bought this car about 14 years in this many years ago it just like a new one ,never got any engine problem or anything problem. so overall, vitara is the great car in the world ,excellent performance ,nice interior ,cool and strongly exterior ,low machinery repair ,power noise like a supercar ,higher off road performance ,more comfortable and more i love this car i very very love this car . suzuki vitara i will keep you forever and love you forever . thx all suzuki vitara fans… Read Full Review

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“This is my second vitara, I had a '92 (k) plate 3dr...”

Written on: 04/06/2010

This is my second vitara, I had a '92 (k) plate 3dr soft top before this for a year which i loved to bits but couldn't fit all my work gear in so it had to go. I bought a 5dr 16v instead as couldn't stand the thought of getting a crappy boring escort or something similar (no offence to any escort owners) This is alot better than my prvious alround, alot quieter on the road but having 10" wide wheels so not too good for off road (Better than expected though)
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“Live in South Africa I have a 1.6 16v JLX 5 door with...”

Written on: 06/05/2009

Live in South Africa I have a 1.6 16v JLX 5 door with 280 000km on the clock 1994 model and she is in mint condition, and 4x4 used often, soft sand and mud driving.
We use the car every day still, and still a pleasure to drive, in traffic or on highway, still think it was money well spent.

Low on maintenace and ok feul consumption average 10.5 km/pl highway, 9km/pl in town and 6.2km/pl in 4x4
Not bad for a 4x4.
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“The Suzuki Vitara 1.6 is a good looking car and drives...”

Written on: 01/04/2009

The Suzuki Vitara 1.6 is a good looking car and drives great. mines got automatic… Read Full Review

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“Keep the vehicle serviced. Change oil and filter every...”

Written on: 05/10/2007 by superwomble63 (1 review written)

Keep the vehicle serviced. Change oil and filter every 6000m and more importantly change the HT leads every 9000 miles… Read Full Review

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“My Suzuki Vitara 1.6 LWB JLX 5 door is a 1995 model so...”

Written on: 02/09/2006 by billiam (1 review written)

My Suzuki Vitara 1.6 LWB JLX 5 door is a 1995 model so it is old but it looks a lot nicer than the new Grand Vitaras in my opinion. It looks more rugged and more like a proper off-roader, which it is. It is quite fast on the road and doesn't drink petrol compared to other 4X4's. The front seats are comfortable and roomy. The small size means it is easy to maneuver around towns, down country lanes and into tight parking spots. It will hardly ever brake down as the engine is simple and… Read Full Review

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“This is an all round good, reliable car. I drive my...”

Written on: 02/08/2006 by mezo (1 review written)

This is an all round good, reliable car. I drive my 1.6 16v 3dr grand vitara in Ethiopia. It is perfect! I can still burn the taxis off at the traffic lights, and drive offroad when the traffic is bad. I have not had one thing go wrong yet. On the motorways i can easly cruise at 140kph without the engine getting noisy. The 1.6 engine roars, I still cant get over the fantastic sound it makes. When I looked into the car I was imagining a small, slow and uncomfortable 4x4. But no, each rear seat… Read Full Review

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“Overall the Suzuki Vitara is an excellent car, it...”

Written on: 19/01/2006 by Darryl1980 (1 review written)

Overall the Suzuki Vitara is an excellent car, it makes some newer cars seem unreliable. Nothing major has ever gone wrong with this car (I knew the previous owner who has had it since new) just general servicing that has been carried out. A fun 4x4 and I would reccomend this vehicle to anyone. This car regularly tows trailers and although breathless on long hills is a real work horse. Fuel economy not too bad at about 25mpg… Read Full Review

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“We have a 1992 JLX which has done 50k miles, bought...”

Written on: 14/04/2003 by wideboy. (1 review written)

We have a 1992 JLX which has done 50k miles, bought from a main agent. The fuel tank rusted through and had to be replaced. The wheel arches are rusting badly, the rubber surround on the windscreen is pulling away from the body. The electric window switches failed. The central door locking switches failed. The multi purpose light/horn/indicator switch has failed. The tailgate handle broke. We have experienced the battery completely discharge for no apparant reason on four occasions( no we… Read Full Review

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Girlydriver.'s Response to 88857_wideboy.'s Review

Written on: 17/07/2003

have also had problems with window electrics - located fuse but cant work out where the break in powere is -did you manage to sort them yourself or did it cost you a lot of dosh. thanks.

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Simmel's Response to 88857_wideboy.'s Review

Written on: 11/07/2005

I'm not 100% sure, but I've got a feeling with a combination of the age and the low mileage, that this Suzuki was a second car, has only been taken out in wet weather and then stored wet in a closed garage for a long time or until the next down pour. This would account for the rust and the drying out of windscreen rubbers etc etc. Whatever, the problems all point to poor maintenance on the part of the previous owners/owner.

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“I have always thought of Vitaras as a little...”

Written on: 14/02/2003 by Nick. (1 review written)

I have always thought of Vitaras as a little 'hairdressery' and of 4x4s in general as unnecessary on British roads until I saw a 2000 model Vitara 4u2 in a local car dealers. For some reason I had to have a look at this black and silver spotless example. I asked for a test drive, still dont know why, and was very pleasantly suprised by this car, excellent driving position and it came with both hardtop and soft tops. I purchased the car for £6500, 14k on the clock and truly unmarked, I have… Read Full Review

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“I bought this 94 suzuki escudo 9 months ago and it has...”

Written on: 16/11/2002 by barry. (1 review written)

I bought this 94 suzuki escudo 9 months ago and it has been running perfectly. As it is a five door it is extremely practical and doesn't cost the earth to run. I can't recommend this jeep enough!… Read Full Review

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88861_Rob.'s Response to 51373_barry.'s Review

Written on: 14/04/2003

We can never get it passed a garage...20MPG is good???? and an Escudo.. not in the U.K. mate.....

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Nigelb's Response to 51373_barry.'s Review

Written on: 07/12/2003

This mirrors my findings with a 1996 Escudo bought with 82,000 kms on the clock.
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<br>Very reliable, good economy 28 to 32 MPG (converted) a great little car and brilliant off road in the steep mountains where I live (Middle Earth) New Zealand

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“Bought this 1997 Suzuki Vitara Christmas 2001 at well...”

Written on: 22/08/2002 by AG. (1 review written)

Bought this 1997 Suzuki Vitara Christmas 2001 at well below book price as a very high miler. It had 115,000 on the clock with full service history. Took it for MoT test (UK stringent annual vehicle test) expecting to have to carry out work, and to my amazement it passed straight away. Have contacted last owner and this car is on the original clutch and exhaust system would you believe! - and still, at 118k runs quite faultlessly. To switch to 4x4 you have to turn front hub locks manually… Read Full Review

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4549_Adam.'s Response to 34359_AG.'s Review

Written on: 28/09/2002

Vitara's do have ladder chasis.

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Awg's Response to 34359_AG.'s Review

Written on: 29/11/2003

So it's now a year on, and the Vitara is still up and running well into 100k+ Still not had to replace the exhaust system nor clutch, in fact have only spent on service items and given it lots of TLC. We are deliberately 'downtrading' ourselves with our two 4x4s at present (97 Vitara and 96 Frontera) - one thing they still both look and work so well, another thing is that we've got better things to spend on these days than having a flashy 1 or 2 year old car on the drive! Must say though that if we'd had the usual hatchback/estate type cars for so long I'd have expected a lot more wear and tear. So possibly the RIGHT CHOICE of 4x4 will last you longer than conventional vehicles - although of course fuel costs are higher (plus servicing if you don't DIY), insurance, tyres etc. What's the right choice 4x4? Well, I'm not picking up that hot potato!! But I'd simply say do not assume the 'originals', i.e. Jeep and Landrover to be any better (or even as good) as some of the other alternatives. Try: http://www.carsurvey.org/

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50162_Ag.'s Response to 34359_AG.'s Review

Written on: 11/11/2002

Never said Vitaras didn't have a ladder chassis did I? I said: "not the usual ladder chassis design". Vitara ladder chassis much lighter than Frontera, Discovery, Isuzu etc. A different type of design - straight beam chassis, whereas others mentioned are a heavy contoured chassis. Still a highly rigid design.

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