Happy to report that to date, nothing has gone wrong with the car.
The car has done nothing but impress. Having never driven a Suzuki, I was skeptical regarding quality/durability, but so far I couldn't be happier. Friends and relatives have also passed the same comment.
The engine pulls strong past three grand, and highway overtaking is a breeze. I also tow a 600kg jet ski up and down beaches, and the Vitara handles it no problems; I am yet to use the low range transfer.
A recent 1200km trip to Broome, was both comfortable and enjoyable. Having three 12V points is a bonus, with the iPod, Engel fridge and satellite phone...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th November, 2006