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Cons: interiorNice family car with good pick-up and room for 7 ... interior isnt up to par and lots of plastic but rides well and comfortable...
under rated by many
Pros: ease in operation
Cons: gas mileageThe Grand Vitara is a much better vehicle than the raters give it credit. It is too bad that biased raters put such more expensive but lesser vehicles such as the RAV 4 above it.
It is a good vehicle under 30000. Another brand to
Cons: Its fun to drive.Suzuki is another japanese brand which you can consider. I like its warrenty which is 7years/100000miles. Although the interior looks little bit cheap it is fair and it have a good performance reaches 0-60mph in 8 sec. Overoll this is a good vehicle. And i like the seating position.
Great little car ... and cute, too
Cons: The only weakness I can see is that the paint is very thin, thought the color is great.I love this car. It's fun to drive and very comfortable, with better seats than Honda or Subaru (our last two cars). It has a fine Garmin navigation system, and true keyless operation ... and the sound system is much better than H & S, too. We're at 3200 miles now, and getting about 29 mpg avg.
Cons: red backlite on the radio is hard to read
Advice: get the touring package has a lot of options I wish I had gottenI have the CVT transmission which takes a little getting use to but has much better performance and is smoother than the 4 speed auto in the 2009, would've got the manual but I do a lot of stop and go driving. For a small econo car it's got some pep especially in the manual transmission setting. The AWD is great on snow and ice, but had to get snow tires the ones that come with aren't up to handling really bad ice/snow conditions (I live in Colorado)
Pros: Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Cons: Back swing door
Advice: BUY IT! You'll Love It!I was very surprized with how well this SUV handles and drives! It surprizes me all the time! It is a great car! I love it!