Suzuki Grand Vitara questions

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 10:48
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Questions for anyone who owns/has owned/knows about the Suzi Grand Vitara.

Daughter has heart set on one and I'm after a few details so we are better prepared when looking for one.

She is looking at 2nd hand post 2005, 6 cylinder auto models with up to 100,000 kms.

1. Are there any major ticket items at the 100,000 km service?
2. Are there any known problems with the 6 cylinder motor?
3. Are they prone to rust in any particular spots?
4. Anything else we need to be aware of.

Thanks in advance for any replies.
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 12:56

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 12:56
The only issue I would be worrying about is the timing belt is listed for change at 70,000klm. If it has not been done, and from experience dealer services don't do it unless specifically asked, there could be a problem. It is not a major job as it is a rubber belt.

Neil
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Follow Up By: Krooznalong - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 13:04

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 13:04
Neil
I thought that the 6 cylinder motor in the years she's looking at has a chain rather than a belt and that it isn't normally a replacement item???
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Follow Up By: Neil & Pauline - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 13:52

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 13:52
Sorry. Mine is diesel. I have been told before I don't read the details correctly

Neil
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Follow Up By: Krooznalong - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 14:03

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 14:03
No worries mate - I didn't say she was after a petrol so all is forgiven.
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Follow Up By: Neil & Pauline - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 15:55

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 15:55
Wheeeew

Neil
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Reply By: Member - Keith A1 - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 15:15

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 15:15
Timing belt on the petrol motor is 105,000km.
I have a 2006 six-cylinder auto. Petrol consumption is nothing flash, nor is ground clearance, but other than that it is a delight to drive.
Prestige model has a a sub-woofer, whatever that means.
I wish your daughter well in her quest.
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 16:02

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 16:02
Gday
I always thought that a sub woofer was a small dog from a third world country.....
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Follow Up By: Member - Keith A1 - Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:43

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:43
Obvious now you point it out. Can't think how I missed it.
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Reply By: Rod - Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 20:22

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 20:22
Rust - check gap between rear bumper and lower tailgate seal. They are thirsty on fuel. Fun to drive
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Reply By: Kimba10 - Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 19:00

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 19:00
We had the 4 cylinder vitara, great car, was too low for us but that was us not your daughter. It had the airbag for memory drivers side, but cant remember 100% if it had one on the passengers side but was a great vehicle to drive. Plenty of get up and go, good on fuel, very comfortable and was fantastic on Stockton beach (better then both my previous prados) but lacked ground clearance but we didn't have a lift in it only our earlier vitara. The V6's are thirsty for such a small V6 motor (2.5L for memory). Friends of ours had one and sold it for various reasons, firstly was oil leaks, the second one was fuel usage. From QLD to here in Sydney it ran 13L per 100 for the trip (more then my current 120 V6 4L prado) he was expecting 9 to 10's. .........
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