Suzuki Vitara Review from Turkey

2001 Suzuki Vitara JLX-Santana 1.6L, 16v, 4 cylinder.

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6L, 16v, 4 cylinder. Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carLada Niva


A reliable urban and off-road friend


Up to now absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

Successfull 4x4 driving over mud and snow.

Seperate ladder frame makes quiet and comfortable.

Difficult driving against side winds.

Brakes efficient and safe with reliable brake pads still original.

High quality, but complicated stereo unit.

Always starts easily even at extreme cold.

Door rubbers leaks wind noise.

Two front rubber pads over the ladder frame chasis subject to splash water from front wheels results in squeal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2003

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review