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" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"quality" 3 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
"value" 2 reviews
CONS
"tires" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews

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

Cons

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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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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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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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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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:
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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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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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Reviews From Other Years

1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

My Car Was My First And Only Car I've Ever Had. By Mark

Performance is okay, I've had problems with the braking before, but it brakes okay. Appearance is fine, it has a dent in the front from smashing into a pickup. It's only in the pumper though. I don... Read More

A Ladies Car By Maggie

I got this car in 2002 and would recommend to to every woman on the planet. It is easy to drive so dont be fooled by it`s size.. it is not much bigger than your average estate.. even parking is not a... Read More

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2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

Reliable By shelby_eby

overall this car is great. its small and compact, its a family car. just enough room for everyone. everything works very well on it, the only thing is that im a truck person and this just wasnt big e... Read More

Compact Car Nice Lines Great For Every Day Use By Eric

Great SUV, miss it like hell. Performs well, great acceleration, braking and handling. No squeaks/rattles after 9 yrs of use, low cost maintenance,great gas mileage, Apperance is good compare to other... Read More

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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

Excellent Traveling Vehicle By djohn8210

This was an excellent road vehicle both in in the rain and winter weather. The handling of this vehicle was very good. I would recommend this type of vehicle to anyone with a small family or somethi... Read More

Not Bad For The Price By intamernet

This car is a blast to drive. The gas mileage is terrible though. Bumps are rough and hard.I like the style it has a lot of character. It has good acceleration, braking not so good might have a rotor ... Read More

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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

Nice SUV for hauling cargo and off roading. Not really good for every day driving. I often have sensor problems which is not a big issue for me. Tha'ts the only* problem i had with it. It's 4WD is ver... Read More

Modest And Utilitarian By Ryan

Lasted a long time and need a 4x4 with good mileage because I had a mountain between me and work. Little jerky on the acceleration and not all that powerful but you save in gas. In the same situa... Read More

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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

I Love It! By Dmitry

its a nice car, especially for the first one to drive :) But you can really enjoy it only in countryside or off-road Its a bit small to fit all the friends and they always compain, but just for myself... Read More

Solid But Expensive To Run Nowadays By Andrew

A good solid car but heavy and cumbersome to drive. Very poor performance and economy. Expensive to run especially nowadays. Read More

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