1996 Suzuki Vitara JLX 1.6 G16B EFI 16v
OH BOB (License plate says OH 808)
The fuel pump died and the fuel filter was clogged.
I adjusted the valve clearance at 158,000 due to excessive knocking. Now it is silent.
Dash lights were dead when I bought the vehicle, I replaced those at around 160,000.
Front drivers side wheel bearing had gone south. I blame the previous owner for not lubricating it correctly and adjusting. It had overheated either from too much tightness or lack of lubrication.
That's the only thing that has gone wrong while I own the car and I blame dirty gasoline.
The car has the 5.125:1 final drive ratio, 96 horsepower. And weighs 1300KG (1,3) TON.
The car has modified suspension, 3" lift on the body and 2" on the suspension. Which eventually puts a lot more stress on everything, but yet it is very comfortable to drive.
It handles like a charm, and driving in the city is just like driving a normal little family car.
It's quick to jump into traffic, not like other 4x4 cars.
Small and easy to park.
NOTE: I have the two door hardtop version of the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2009