Used Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 1998 - 2005 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (98 - 05)
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (98 - 05)
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (98 - 05)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4?

The JD Power customer satisfaction survey has highlighted some faulty switchgear and controls. Electrics were a weak spot on the previous model, too, according to data from Warranty Direct, so check all switches and knobs.

The engines are generally very reliable, given proper servicing. However, because the service interval for all models is 6000 miles, it's tempting for owners to skip the odd one. Check the service history for any missed stamps and buy only if there is a full record.