2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Luxury (A5) 4x2
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!
2007 Suzuki XL7 - Base w/3rd Row AWD
Pros: All of the standard features: auto climate control, traction control, daytime lights, etc.
Cons: It's a little plain looking
Advice: The slightly higher end models have remote start, may be worth considering.I have owned this vehicle for a little over 4 months and am very happy with my choice. Here in Colorado, I got my 1st chance to test drive this in the snow and ice, and it passed with flying colors! This is a great all weather vehicle. Compared to the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, the fuel economy is virtually the same, the car is much quicker than either, as well as many cars. In real world, you should be able to buy this for at least $10k cheaper than either of the two. It's definitely worth looking at.
2007 Suzuki XL7 - Luxury w/o 3rd Row FWD
Pros: Remote start
Cons: placement of window controls
Advice: Drive the car and you will buy. They are a good deal for the current selling priceI recently purchased an 07 XL7 I have to dis-agree with what the professionals say. I think it is a good buy. It rides real good, the engine does make a lot of noise. I think it has to do with the type of cooling fan they are using. but it is not that bad. the ride is great nice feel. now if you are going to try and race the car the performance may not be as good, but for what the average driver does it will hold up. it looks good on the inside when driving you can see the road. you do not feel like you are in a truck 10 miles off the ground but in a car. the model we purchased has a DVD, leather, front and rear climate controls, three rows of seats, and what i love a remote start. we got all of this for under 25,000. I think the car is a great deal for the price. and it does not look bad, and it cranks our 252 hp. you can not beat that........
2005 Suzuki XL-7 - EX w/3rd Row (A5) 4x4
Pros: 3 rd row seating
Cons: rear view
Advice: test drive other cars before making your decisionThis car drives very well. Sturdy Built.
2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Base (M5) 4x4
Cons: adjustable drivers seat. Its Loose on its track.
Advice: Shake the drivers seat to see if its loose.I have 3000 miles on my base 4wd model and am very impressed with all the standard features (radio controls on the steering wheel, ESP, MP3,...) you get for the money. It also goes like hell in the snow although MPG suffers (it went from 16+ city to 14.5 with snow on the pavement. My only real complaint is the mounting of the drivers seat which is loose and makes noises when you turn. I believe it is an engineering flaw because you can grab a hold of it from outside the car and shake the seat. I went back to the dealer and they all shake. I also asked them to ask suzuki north america to come up with a fix but have heard nothing yet. I love this vehicle but the driver seat pisses me off. If you have the same problem please complain and maybe they will do something about it.
2006 Suzuki XL-7 - Base 4x4
Pros: the style
Advice: call your insurance agent first.this car jackks up your premium.I was pushed into this car by a salesman wanting to make his quota.When driving 65 mph the car feels like it is going to turn over,I feel unsafe in this car.It is top heavy and my insurance went up 50.00 a month because it has a crash test rating of 16!!!!!!!!!!! I originally wanted a saturn vue but was told it was too cheap and the dealership could not work with me.
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Luxury (A5) 4x4
Advice: Decide before you buy this SUVYes I did it is ok. 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara LX 4WD Hi guys, I had no heat in my car after the huge snow storm. It’s been a week since I brought it back to the dealer with the problem. The dealer said it’s my heating blower went bad. Suzuki doesn’t have him in the stock and they were back order. Nobody knows when the part will be in and when I will have heat in my car. The dealer said that I was the fourth person to come in with the same issue. Since I am not the only one having this problem to me this seems to be a recall issue. I just want to let everybody know.