2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara User Reviews

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"quality" 3 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
"value" 2 reviews
CONS
"tires" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews

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Richard writes:
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Base 4WD Review
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Great value for money, good clean manly looks

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Acceleration could be faster

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Suzuki Grand Vitara — Performance - it's ok for a SUV, low end torque is good with smooth acceleration Build quality - good, no complaints so far Appearance - form the exterior , it looks better than most SUV's in the market, clean lines and well- balanced design without trying too hard to be noticed. The interior could be better, too much plastic but the instrument panel is clear and easy to read - controls are very intuitive to use Cost of ownership - too early to say yet, has to run in the car Fun factor - great , especially for taking my dogs out since my Maserati can't possibly accommodate them

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Jesse writes:
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport Review
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5

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Handles great, looks great and it looks like a little Hummer.

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Back seats are uncomfortable

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Just Like A Toyota — It has great quality but not so when riding in the back on long trips. Has good performance, good brakes and it handles really well. It is very fun to drive although it can be uncomfortable in the back on long trips.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jesse writes:
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport Review
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It's a great car overall, with plenty of features and necessities.

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It does have some problems with it's tires, brakes and certain things. The tires cost lots of money when you have to get new ones. When you change your first set of brakes, the new ones squeal when you stop.

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Great Car Overall, Is Very Dependable And Rides Good Like A Toyota. — Great car, it is very reliable like a Toyota. It does has pretty good performance but it sounds a little harsh when revved. It's is a good price but when buying new parts for it, they cost lots of money.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ben writes:
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Xsport 4WD Review
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Good quality-price

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Original tire need to be change after 30 000 km

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The 2009 Had An Improvement And Can Be A Better Choice With Automatic Transmision. — Can tow 3000 lbs Less expensive than other SUV. Seats are very conftable. The inside and the outside are sharp. The driving is very nice. The security is high with 6 air bags. The supension is not too soft or hard.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Arthur writes:
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Review
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Japan quality, solid built product, low cost of ownership.

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No diesel engines, some of the spare parts are not usually available when required.

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Awesome: Value For Money Is Very Attractive! — Full-time 4WD, Japan-made, automatic transmission, ESP, 170 horse-powered engine, high capacity, spare tyre on the back, modern exterior. Lack of some modern electronic features and NO DIESEL engine in the lineup is a big disadvantage of Suzuki comparing e.g. with Mazda BT50 car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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kara0611 writes:
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 4WD Review
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Beautiful ride...wonderful interior

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Light issues...tires are garbage

kara0611
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Love The Car...hate The Problems — Love the vehicle itself but has some major problems. Has definate light issues...had it in three times in the first six months to replace all the interior and 3 of the exterior lights. Tires are garbage...completely bald at 18,000 miles and Suzuki will do nothing about it. Bad customer service...very disappointed. Talked to several owners of the same vehicle and they have all had similar problems.

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Sina writes:
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Xsport 4WD Review
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good looking both in and out, well equiped,

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A bit lazy engine, lrattles a bit

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Sikpazire! — about the engine there isnt much to say since it is a 2.0 Litre wich has a good 145 bhp but isnt sufficeint for the body when u really want to drive fast. but the appearence is really good both at in and out and the gas milleage doesn't bother u at all. generally it is a fun car to drive and it can get even better if u get the 2.7 Litre V6...

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Hüseyin writes:
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 4WD Review
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comfort, area, view angle

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high weight low horse power

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Eften Puften — it could me more powerful, hundred and fourty horse power may not enough sometimes. perfect air conditioning, perfect sound system but not dvd, i have installed something else. inside of car is very big, more then older version. it is fun to drive it. continuously 4wd is giving the care more advantage

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Erdem writes:
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Base 4WD Review
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Durable, capable, good looking, well equipped, great ground clearence

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central locking system is awkward, automatic shifting mechanism is a little hectic

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Handsome Off-roader — It did infact cope up with a day full of many offroad challanges. And embarrased bigger and more luxurious SUV drivers while doing it! (White color is weak though, please don't pick it for any SUV). Whatever the situation is, it's not gonna let you down. It easily proved that it is not just a beefed-up pretty city boy.

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BADCAR666 writes:
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 4WD Review
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like the SUV

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Not Good

BADCAR666
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Thought I Really Like The Suv, Can't Keep Back Tires. — We have not had good luck with the back tires of the vitara. They wear out at about 10000. we took it back to dealer and they told us to go after the tire company. Well we got new tires and the vitara wouldn't stay on the road, so back to dealer where they redid everything and try again. Now 10000 again and the back tires have no thread on them. Front ok, back gone. something in the wheel base? HELP

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

Going To Be A Great Vehicle For The Family By Dallas

Been a great vehicle so far. Came with a Garmin GPS unit. Has the smart key fob where you never need to pull your keys out of your pocket. 4x4 has came in handy lately. Could get a little better g... Read More

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2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

Attractive To Look At. Decent Power, Great In Snow/ice By machoman

Suzuki should never have gone in to the car business. The engine in this car failed, due to "lack of lubrication" at 28,500 miles and the factory warranty did not cover it, for that reason. A cranksh... Read More

2009 Grand Vitara By David

Versatile and dependable family car. Very capable highway vehicle, can haul trailers easily. Internal cargo capacity allows it to haul small appliances and furniture easily. It's a pleasure to driv... Read More

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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

The Perfect Car By egb263

This car was reliable and practical. It is also fun and comfortable. It gets great gas mileage for the size. It has a lot of trunk space. This car is wonderful at accelerating and handling. It even ha... Read More

Best Small 4x4 By Iakovos

absolutely brilliant car..does everything and more!!! love it!!! one of the best, if not the best, in its category!!! comes with everything as standard.. consumes a bit more than normal petrol but it ... Read More

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

The Judge Is Still Out On This One? By klsmith7

I like the suv but overall I have noticed more and more defects in parts that are too new to break down. All of the parts have become expensive and some hard to find. I personally have seen better val... Read More

Safe Well Made Suv. By yourvette

Overall an excellent suv for my wife, easy to manuver, safe on South Florida roads! Anti slip 4 wheel at the touch of a button! Even I can do it! Japanese built for long life! Great on Gas! I can ... Read More

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2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

Very Satisfied And Happy With My Purchace But Not Floored In Any Way. By peeps

Exactly like described, adequate exceleration but not something you would expect from a v6 however great off road. Surprisingly, I found it easier to paralell park than my 2000 vw golf! Had problems w... Read More

It Goes When You Need It To Where You Need It. By Lars

Nice spacious car with poor comfort. But you don't need to clear snow from the wheels and stuff. You just go... Read More

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