Suzuki - Grand Vitara

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 12, 2002 at 00:00
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I'm interested in down sizing to a Grand Vitara.
Do they have any or many known problems?
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Reply By: Steve - Saturday, Oct 12, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Oct 12, 2002 at 00:00
Downsizing from what ?
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Follow Up By: John - Sunday, Oct 13, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 13, 2002 at 00:00
I own a grand vitara , and would not recommend it , especially if you do any offroad work . The spares parts are exorbitantly priced , and the service is almost non existent . They are not designed for offroad even though the specs would suggest they are , with a chassis and low range . Too low , tyres are a joke , fragile .
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Reply By: Nifty,, - Saturday, Oct 12, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Oct 12, 2002 at 00:00
Pajero,,
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Reply By: GARY - Sunday, Oct 13, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 13, 2002 at 00:00
We did a 25km beach run as a group, and I was behind a guy in a 2000 Grand Vitara. The terrain was variable, with wash-aways, deep ruts, and very soft patches. The only problem he had was with low ground clearance on the deeper ruts, and the fact that the tyres are more suited to a Hwy - the profile is too low, and the tread pattern clogged with sand. Otherwise, he made the distance. PS - he also complained of limited cargo space in the back.
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Reply By: AK - Sunday, Oct 13, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 13, 2002 at 00:00
Nifty, I own a 2002 model V6 Grand Vitara and found it to be very good, the only drawbacks are limited ground clearance ( 2 inch spring lift fixed that ) and limited storage space ( you need to pack carefully) the range of tyre choice is also limited. The car will never go as far as a Nissan patrol etc we were very surprised at the performance of the vehicle on club trips so were other club members.
Hope this helps.
AK
PS the seats are rock hard.
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Reply By: rene - Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00
We own a 2000v6 grand vitara we did the Birdsville track in sept 2002 we also pulled a camper trailer we had no problems only the dust its not made for off road it has that many unseen vents as we found out the seats arnt that hard and if you put thought into packing there is quite a bit of room there was two of us and we even took the kitchen sink
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Follow Up By: Nifty,, - Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00
Thankyou One and All,
for your thoughts. Every bit helps.
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