Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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19 reader reviews for Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4.
  • 2.0 TD 5dr

    joe murphy , mayo . Date: 06/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The engine noise is louder that other 4x4s but it's more a case of poor noise insulation.

    All in all, it's a good-value off-roader, which is easy to control.

  • 2.0 TD 5dr

    David Schilder , Suffolk . Date: 16/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned a number of 4X4 cars. The Suzuki GV is the most reliable one I have driven and has the best build quality.

    Internal plastics look cheap but have I have now done 80K miles on original exhaust and have only had to replace tyres and cam belt!.

    Running costs are very low for a 4x4. It can be serviced by most independent dealers (cheaper than franchised ones). Performance is good from the 2.0-litre engine considering the vehicle weighs about 2000kg.

    The ladder frame chasis is very strong and the deisel engine is virtually indestructable providing it's properly serviced.

    I think the best tyres are Michelin Synchrone. Don't put cheap tyres on a 4x4, they wear badly.

    It's much more reliable than a Freelander and just as good off road (I have owned one) but has limited spce in the rear.

    I would consider XL7 as replacement.

  • 2.0 TD SE 3dr

    John O'Neil , Wiltshire . Date: 24/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have only owned this car for a short time but I don't think you should expect the same level of toys as the expensive 4X4.

    There are no high running costs. I found with my first one it went for over 100,000 miles with no major faults and I sold it with no trouble. It worked out to be very good buy.

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