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

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

good wide opening on the rear door, great traction in the wet etc.

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Paul Davies on

Suzuki Grand Vitara (05-14)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
it's a smart looking car, but it fails to live up to it's good looks.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
good ride on long journeys and fairly roomy inside along with good looks

Would you buy this car again and why?
absolutely no. the particulate filter is a new technology and has given me nothing but grief. it,s still not sorted after 6 months. the mpg is nothing like that claimed in the manual, surprise surprise..

What are you likely to buy next?
definately not a new car. i've learnt the hard way, that as soon as the vehicle go's off the forecourt if there's a problem ,they don't want to know. if it was an iron from an electrical store, it would be replaced or money back, but spend 17k on a car and it,s murder getting anything done about it.

Buying experience

3 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?
June 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
i got a reasonable deal, 4 years 0% interest, but probably could have paid a lesser price.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
wanted a 4x4

What was the dealer like?
very courtious and the best price from a franchised dealer.

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
it's a bit bumpy on town roads and seems to go much better on the motorway.vision is good but the stiff and notchy gearstick is horrendous to live with.was hoping it would loosen up, but has'nt in 6500 miles

What's it like to park?
pretty good, but the parking sensor still does'nt seem to work that well.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
yes.parking sensor faulty,faulty digital display and a safety recall, but most of all the diesel particulate filter light comes on even though the car is being driven to manufacturers spec. they don't know how to fix it. it's quite simply a nightmare and not covered on the warranty. cost £1500 to put right if you wreck it. so it's up to you...

What's most practical about your car?
good wide opening on the rear door, great traction in the wet etc.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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