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Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7 XL-7 V6 5d Auto (7 Seat) (2002/52)

Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.7 XL-7 V6 5d Auto (7 Seat) (2002/52) - Owner Review

Its size and ability to carry seven in comfort if needed or five and a mountain of luggage.

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Review submitted by
Mike Royston on

Suzuki Grand Vitara (98-05)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Hopefully that I like 4x4 - Apart from our "family car" have always had one for at least 30 years.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
No complaints so far and much easier to get into than other 4x4s I've had.

Would you buy this car again and why?
It's actually no longer made as this model but wouldn't hesitate if they were. It was class leading when it first came out and at the price there wasn't anything to touch it.

What are you likely to buy next?
Assuming it keeps going at my age it will probably outlast me but if not then it will be a 4x4.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
January 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Excellent deal at the right price along with a 12-month warranty for a one owner full history vehicle.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Latest in a long line of Suzuki cars, previously in family have had two Altos, two Swifts, a Balleno, a 2.0L Grand Vitara and two Wagon Rs. Ideal size and excellent tow car.

What was the dealer like?
As good or as bad as all the rest, it was the vehicle that mattered most and its condition/mileage.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It isn't the most economical as a petrol but there is no way I would swop it for a diesel, its smooth performance and driveability make up for any extra cost.

What's it like to park?
Never had any issues, its fairly long but always fits the space.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Only issue was a broken front spring replaced undrer warranty.

What's most practical about your car?
Its size and ability to carry seven in comfort if needed or five and a mountain of luggage.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Came with a top line class one Toad alarm and a removable tow hitch.

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