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Pros: 6DISC CD
Cons: NO TRUNK SPACE FOR WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
Advice: ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOUI GETTHIS IS THE FIRST SUZUKI I HAVE PURCHEASED AND I LOVE IT, MY CHILDREN LOVE THE FACT THAT IT HAS THE THIRD ROW SO THEY CAN HAVE SPACE, MOST OF ALL WE CAN ALL GO OFF IN ONE CAR INSTEAD OF DRIVING TWO. I REALLY ENJOY YHE SUNROOF THAT CAME IN THE ONE I HAVE PURCHASED OVERALL I THINK IT IS A GREAT SUV AND WORTH THE MONEY, IT IS VERY SPORTY AND ROOMY FOR ME AND MY FAMILY AND THE PRICE WAS RIGHT. I CAN SAY I AM READJUSTING TO THE GAS SITUATION. BEFORE I PURCHASED THIS I WAS DRIVING A 4CYC. ME AND MY FAMILY REALLY ENJOY THIS XL7
Pros: Inside is very spacious especially the leg room area. The rear seat can be folded to its maximum potential so theres enough cargo space at the back.
Cons: The glove box is a little bit smaller but it did not bother me at all.
Advice: The brand itself is very dependable since its a Japanese made vehicle. This car will last for a long period of time.Its easy to manuever. Feels like a car. The seats are very comfortable.
Pros: THE KEYS
Cons: TRUNK IS TO SMALL.
Advice: ASK ALOT OF QUESTIONS. EXPECT WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN.THE FIRST DAY I DROVE THE CAR IT WAS SMOOTH , NICE AND COMFORTABLE, BUT THE DAY I BROUGHT IT HOME IT STARTED SMOKING FROM THE OUTSIDE THEN IT CAME INSIDE TO MY CAR. IT SMELL LIKE OIL BURNING. TILL NOW IT STILLS SMELL LIKE OIL BURNING. THE DEALER SAID IT WAS NORMAL AND IT WOULD GO AWAY. I WANT TO KNOW IF ANYONE EXPERIENCE WHAT I HAD TO GO TO. ALTHOUGH ITS A GOOD CAR.
Pros: Heated Leather Seats, Remote Entry
Cons: Gas Mileage
Advice: Great Compact SUV. Go for the Luxury PackageSmooth luxurious ride.
Pros: looks (exterior and interior), V6 engine, audio (6 disc w/ sub woofer)
Advice: take a test drive,get the best price possible...great riding comfort, superb handling, traction, great acceleration, power...on high-speed turns doesn't feel its gonna roll over..
Pros: Great looks, more power, better ride like a car even though 4wd SUV With all the features and loaded
Cons: less legroom in the back seat.Rear axel comes with solid drum no disk brakes. Rear seats not enough legroom.
Advice: Dont believe reviews, they are good to know about car and what other people think. Think and believe when you test drive this car.I just got the new Grand Vitara Luxury edition on 12/20/05. I am very impressed with the handling and performance of the '06 Vitara. Amenities inside are amazing! I got mine with all the toys! Leather, sunroof, 17in wheels Keyless entry' 'Handling, appearance, quality interior' Grand Vitara luxury interior with all great standard stuff It had V6, 4WD, real truck/tank-like built & frame, keyless entry (wife loves), and nice looks. Smooth quiet ride and has neat power thrust button for automatics (puts 'sport' back in SUV). Compact body is important if you live in upstate NY. As I street park in a big city like Albany, The off-road capabilities useful for unplowed streets and deep potholes (city approved). There is no other compact SUV with same off-road, V6, 4WD, comfort and style for the price. This vehicle is in a unique class with no competitors for the price, true off-road, V6, and 4WD. I fell in love with driving again. I am 5'11'' and thought I might find its width tight, yet more I drive it, more I like it. It is really is a great ride. My wife whips around in this car, so that tells you a lot about its safe built-like a tank feel and ride, since she never did that with 4-cylinders.
Pros: Handling, appearence, quality interior
Cons: back seats don't fold flat,spare tire should be underneath vehicle, mileage could be a bit better
Advice: Buyer beware of manufacturer's sales brochure-be certain and insist on truth in purchasing of vehicleGreat handling around corners, takes bumps like a luxury car when broken in, all dials easy to read and activate....What upsets me is sales brochure for luxury model states fender flares are standard....Manufacturer says it was discontinued after printing of Brochure and has a right to change options at will as stated in small print-Buyer Beware....Don't be fooled!