1999 Suzuki Vitara User Reviews

1999 Suzuki Vitara Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 19 1999 Suzuki Vitara reviews.

George writes:
1999 Suzuki Vitara 2 Dr JX 1.6 4WD Convertible Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Daily Commute:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Off-Road:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Snow/Ice:
Looks/Style:
Weight:
Overall:
3

Pros

it just looks small and mean,perfect for offroad chicks.  ;-)

Cons

slippery roads it just spins real quick on 2 wheel drive because off the short wheelbase.

45

Offroader With A Plus. — perfect car for light offroad work,engine is strong enough for this lightweight to drag it up hills.not a long distence car but if it should it can!terrible on slippery roads on just 2 wheel drive(spinns out pretty quick).fun car and my wife just loves it,specially in the summer with the cab off(topless).

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Vitara
Looking for a Used Vitara in your area?
CarGurus has 29 nationwide Vitara listings starting at $4,975.
ZIP:
Mark writes:
1999 Suzuki Vitara 4 Dr JX 4WD SUV Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Sandboarding

Cons

Traffic LIght Derbies

45

Suzuki Vitara And The Skinny Pedal On The Right — The Suzuki Vitara struggles to pull the skin off a rice pudding. Performance around the 'burbs is barely adequete. However......get it into the sand and it comes into its own. Suddenly it becomes a fun car, in the environment it was built for. It floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee....making light work of Landcruisers , Patrols and other such heavy vehicles.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Никола writes:
1999 Suzuki Vitara 2 Dr JX 1.6 4WD Convertible Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

The way it handles well both in city and in off-road situations

Cons

Not that good for transporting stuff or people...

25

Very Good For It's Money — My father owns one. It has 500 000 km on it... It is almost indestructible! We use it for a family car, for off-road, for utility vehicle... It's a all around car if you're a couple at maximum... If you're a family with more than tree people it's not a suitable car for you...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Yang writes:
1999 Suzuki Vitara Review
Appearance:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Off-Road:
Performance:
Price:
Power:
Quality:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

Cheap, reliable and car-like. You'll never be worried about getting caught speeding again!

Cons

You'll never be worried about getting caught speeding again...

45

Urban 4x4 — It's petrol, it's 1.6 L, it's ALL manual and I like it. It's the art of cars in its simplest form yet it's very reliable (maybe because of the simplicity). 30 mpg makes it a reasonable car (4x4) to sit in and drive in the city, and its accelaration is not bad at all compared to normal 'cars'. In fact I seldom lost a start-up at traffic lights. It's more like sitting in a proper car than in an un-comfy 4x4 like Freelander alike.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
jaymc writes:
1999 Suzuki Vitara 2 Dr JX 1.6 4WD Convertible Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

Agile and light

Cons

not much luggage space

jaymc
35

Better Than The Big Ones! — I had a 1997 2 door soft top, pretty good car, GREAT off road, would be fun to watch the big guys struggle to fit in tight places and sink in the mud while i would just fly past, the only issues were the seams in the roof were coming loose a bit and highway performance, not great at 100km/hr plus. revs way to high and fuel consumption goes up, better on roads that are 80km/hr. Not the best handler at speed either, but htat's not what it was built for. very fun car otherwise, comfortable and good on fuel, for it's time it was a great little car. only repairs were new clutch and fuel pump which did nearly kill me as it cut out as i was crossing a very busy road.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Gareth writes:
1999 Suzuki Vitara 2 Dr JS 1.6 Convertible Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

Erm...4x4. FANTASTIC drive out when it snowed. Actually got it further than my BMW haha

Cons

Slow and handles like abarge or ST185

35

Hmm...not My Usual Blaster Here. — OK, look at my other cars. They've ALL had at least a bit of speed behind 'em. We bought this for the wifes daily runner and also the possibiliy of doing a bit of Green Laning.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
arizonalivin writes:
1999 Suzuki Vitara 4 Dr JX 4WD SUV Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

You can park this car ANYWHERE. It turns on a dime.

Cons

The inside door handles are plastic, and break easily.

arizonalivin
25

I Love This Car!!! — Odometer shows 137000 miles, but the timing chain broke last year on the freeway, doing 75 mph, and cracked the heads. I replaced it with a refurbished engine. Have only put 17000 miles on it since then. It's a beautiful blue. I have loved this car since I got it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Nur writes:
1999 Suzuki Vitara Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

It's fun, not too big, not too small

Cons

Traffic jam prone areas, on a hurry somewhere

35

It's A Good Car — It's actually a fun car to drive and I personally think that it's quite great when going round a corner. As it's quite an old car, the automatic gear shifts a bit slow but once it reaches the top gear, it's like a breath of fresh air. :) Appearance wise, I think that it still looks good amongst other good lookin' 4WDs & SUVs on the roads. The fuel consumption is pretty high, especially when driving through busy roads & speeding on highways.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Nivag writes:
1999 Suzuki Vitara 4 Dr JX 4WD SUV Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

if mud grass or just donuts are your thing get 1

Cons

none

25

Get 1 — on the road it handles like the q e 2 in a force 10 in the Atlantic but as you get off the black stuff and slow things down in the boggy soggy mud ridden country we live in the good old SUZUKI comes into its own with a poky 2.0 desile turbo intercooler the little truck comes into its own and with the added bonus of never ending fun as standerd i think suzis are the best for the mud o yea you can play round with them cheap and easy chip them to nearly 200bhp with neary 400 tourqe not bad also bigger turbos and intercoolers lift kits and such lkike youl be eatin landy all day on and off road

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
La-Toya writes:
1999 Suzuki Vitara Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

it looks cool

Cons

the gears are hard

25

N/a — the breaking of this car is easly wonre out because it is a 4wheel drive, the build need a few repaires on the fount of the car due to a crash, the interior is very nice, it is black and gray. the car is not fun to drive in but i love it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 19 1999 Suzuki Vitara reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

2001 Suzuki Vitara Reviews

Perfect Get One Lol By Megan

very amall and compact awesome on gas!!! fits for parking n those tiny spots(good/bad) hard to see awesome ragtop n summer.... 4x4 winter makes it through almost any conditon cool sunroof .... i woul... Read More

Dont Pay Over 1500 By Sean

awesome for winter and trail... appart from that (n) 4 cyl. has no accelits a truck so no handling. it looks like a box... but nicer than a hummer (probably beats a hummer in trails too) average gas m... Read More

Read all 2001 Suzuki Vitara reviews

2004 Suzuki Vitara Reviews

Great 4x4, Small Trunk By Rafael

Nice little car. Excelent for offroad driving. Very cheap Maintainance. Definetively not a family car. Is great for everyday use, it is small so is good for city use and parking in small spaces. Ov... Read More

One Of Many Vehicles I Like By Che'rion

It is a good vehicle, takes you places you can't go in a normal vehicle. Have a lot of room where as you can transport other moviable stuff. I recommend this jeep to any one who likes off roading or g... Read More

Read all 5 2004 Suzuki Vitara reviews
Vitara
Looking for a Used Vitara in your area?
CarGurus has 29 nationwide Vitara listings starting at $4,975.
ZIP: