Suzuki Grand Vitara Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Suzuki Grand Vitara reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Good mid-size SUV?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Mar 2016

You left out my choice, which is the Kia Sportage.

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Best small SUV for $13k?

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Mar 2016

I recommend the Suzuki Grand Vitara, which has a great reputation. If you're looking at a Toyota you'll also have to pay more as everyone wants the security of brand T.

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What is the best SUV for towing and off-road?

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Nov 2015

It's becoming a broken record, because the CX-5 gets The Tick and is best in class. The new Vitara is roomy and well built, just flawed by an awful automatic gearbox.

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Creaking noise in Grand Vitara

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Sep 2015

I agree with you that a two-year-old car like yours should not have creaking noises in it, and certainly not ones that can't be fixed. Take the car back to the dealer and ask them to explain to you where the creaking is coming from. If it is coming from the body, due the wear and tear, it is completely unacceptable and says much about the standard of Suzuki's engineering. If it's from the suspension, then it can be fixed.

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SUV for son's first car

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Jul 2015

For something fuss-free and good value on the used front, I'd suggest a Suzuki Grand Vitara. It's classy, a good size and can handle some off-road work.

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How much stamp duty on a Grand Vitara?

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Jul 2015

My calculations are that $120 would be payable by the purchaser on transfer of the ownership.

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Grand Vitara suspension noise

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Aug 2014

It’s a pity you left it so long before booking it in, but I would again contact Suzuki and explain your dilemma and ask for their help again.

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2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara DPF Filter Light

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Apr 2014

All of those avenues are open to you, but before you go any further I recommend we try opening a dialogue with Suzuki. We have spoken to Suzuki Australia on your behalf, but we discovered that Suzuki Australia, the factory importer for Australia, doesn't handle Queensland. That's handled by another, separate importer. Our contact at Suzuki Australia has told us he would communicate with the Queensland importer in the hope if a resolution. If that fails to provide an answer to your concerns, go to Fair Trading first, and resort to legal action last.

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2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara passenger window

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Apr 2014

Take it back and have the seal replaced again, and suggest to your dealer that they make sure there are no visible problems with the new seal before it's installed, and that it is installed correctly.

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