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Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.9 DDiS 5d (2007/07)

Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.9 DDiS 5d (2007/07) - Owner Review

Spacious, 4wd, high ground clearance, decent luggage capacity, quite good economy.

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Review submitted by
Howard Lawton on

Suzuki Grand Vitara (05-14)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Practical person.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Don't know.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No. Too many faults, some serious. Suzuki main dealers and parts are expensive and the car is unrefined.

What are you likely to buy next?
Not finalised but it will be a smaller hatchback.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
August 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes. Non-committal after test drive and let the dealer do the chasing.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?
Very good.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Dull and unsophisticated but it was not marketed or bought as a driver's car.

What's it like to park?
Easy for size of car owing to boxy shape and good visibility.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Notchy gear change, defective ECU, glow plugs, sender pipes, broken fan belt, broken cam belt and damaged valves.

What's most practical about your car?
Spacious, 4wd, high ground clearance, decent luggage capacity, quite good economy.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Climate control.

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