Suzuki Vitara Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.1
15 Reviews
Overall
4.1
Value
4.2
Performance
3.5
Style
4.0
Comfort
3.7
Fuel Economy
3.7
Reliability
4.3

Suzuki Vitara Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2002 Suzuki Vitara - Beachy and Fun

Elle
New Orleans, Louisiana
Overall
4.0
Value
3.0
Performance
2.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
Having just under 200k miles on my buggy, I surprisingly can't say many negative things about her. Living in a city with a low budget for road repair, my Suzuki has held up well, as I ride her like a spastic pony. She's been through some rugged terrain, and has held her own.
Story
Going downtown one night, I was the designated driver - so we took the tops off and piled up 7 people in the Vitara, 2 in front, 5 in back, and have a raucous time driving down crowded lanes. We made more friends that night than any other, and most of them were gained by screaming at people who were once strangers.
Pros
As a soft top vehicle, I do love that the lid comes off fairly easily. A few rips of Velcro and twists of screws, all in all it takes about 10 minutes to dismantle the top and have a worthy beach cruiser. The back seats fold down allowing substantial space in the back, enough room to pack a tent, cooler, folding chairs, and any other beach necessities you can think of. Even living down south and taking the top off frequently, the AC is kept contained in the front, so I can enjoy the sun but have the effects of modern man keeping me comfortable. And she's certainly a head - turner, people a... (more)
Cons
The worst thing about my Vitara is the one that is inherently unchangeable - it's a very small car. I like to think she's masquerading as an SUV, a small body with a large roar. After riding her so roughly over the past few years, she has a few loose bolts and rattles occasionally while I'm idling. Also, considering the soft top, she doesn't retain heat well at all. This is not a northern-weather resistant car.

2014 Suzuki Vitara - This car is excellent to drive, it's so amazing.

Vitara Owner
Nuiqsut, Alaska
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
Performance
1.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
I like my vehicle's good performance and its quality is amazing, my vehicle has good mileage, there are no problems with it. I bought my in the year of 2018, I travelled with my vehicle very well.
Story
The time in Los Angeles brings back memories in my life, because it was my first trip. Another unforgettable memory is going to a trip with my own vehicle.
Pros
The engines are working very good.
Cons
No negatives.

2007 Suzuki Vitara - Few flaws

Sarah
Florence, Alabama
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
My car has well over 100,000 miles. I have driven it far and wide and not yet had any engine problems, or anything major. One problem that I do have a lot is the AC. It is so annoying! It will go out and then once I hit a bump- it will be back on. Also another problem is I feel like the interior is rather cheap. For instance- only the drivers side door and back door will unlock. Every other door has to be unlocked manually and with there being no key entry on the passengers side it's very annoying to wait for the driver to get in and unlock the door, especially when it's raining. It gets me where I need to go but I don't haul work equipment or anything like that. Overall I love the body and look of my car and it's been good to me as far as reliability, but when it comes to interior qua... (more)
Story
I have had some of my best memories in my car. My husband told me that he loved me for the first time when we were dating while in my car on a road trip.
Pros
Good body and reliable
Cons
The middle console broke so it slides all the time. The plastic parts are also cheap. The window roll down button on the passenger side has completely fallen through as well as the outside piece of my mirror fell off. And I am great with my car, aside from racking up miles I am not tough on my car.

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