2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara Reviews

2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara TD 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Very reliable

Faults:

Rear wheel brake cylinders at 70,000 miles.

General Comments:

The jeep is very reliable, as it has the Mazda Turbo Diesel engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2010

2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2Dr Soft Top 1.6L petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.6L petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance98000 kilometres

Summary:

Love this car, and might get another older one as a off-road play car while at uni

Faults:

The clutch feels like it's slipping more than it used to, but still perfectly drivable, even in deep sand.

Makes a weird noise when down shifting into second gear sometimes.

The trim where the soft top attaches was broken when I bought it, due to mistreatment by the previous family.

General Comments:

I originally learned to drive on a 1991 Vitara, and wasn't expecting to get another due to wanting a convertible with lots of features, but it was quite simply the best choice for the money.

Since it's four-wheel, I can show up most of my friends larger more powerful customized beasts. Quite amazing how well this little car performs off-road (I've only done sand so far, but only the very steepest hills stop it, and that's because of my clearance while cresting, which I hope to fix soon).

With normal driving it's a bit under powered, but this is easily fixed by down shifting and revving a bit higher than usual. Sure it's a bit hard on the engine, but I swear the little thing just loves you more when revved to 5,0000-6,000 for shifting. Highway passing becomes quite an art-form requiring planning and patience, really teaches you to know exactly what your vehicle is capable of.

I don't know exactly what kind of gas mileage I get, because I've never bothered to work it out, but on a long trip (~400km) with an equal mix of freeway and off-road driving, I only used half the tank (~20L), which was exceptional.

It's strange, but I prefer to drive this rather than my family's 2007 Mini Cooper S Parklane, mainly because of the transmission (mini is auto), but also because this car is just so much more comfortable to sit in and fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2009

2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Previous carSuzuki Sidekick

Summary:

An outstanding vehicle!

Faults:

Nothing for 125,000 miles. Then, two weeks ago the Air Conditioning went out. I am still trouble shooting the Air Conditioning system.

General Comments:

An outstanding vehicle, not one problem for 125,000 miles. This was my second Suzuki, my first Suzuki, was a (1994) 4-cylinder Sidekick which NEVER had a problem. At 118,000 miles I sold it to a Private Party and purchased a 2000 Grand Vitara which was flawless until the Air Conditioning went out two weeks ago..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th January, 2009

2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

Fantastic

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I seriously love the my 4x4 V6 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara. I've had it for six years and have never had any problems with it.

I have gotten oil changes and tune ups when necessary, and it's the most reliable car I've had so far.

I had a '99'Mazda Protege before, and had nothing but problems, and now I am happy with what I have, and would definitely get another Suzuki.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2008

2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara LX from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance83000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Sonata

Summary:

Well worth the money

Faults:

Out of line when purchased, had to fight with dealership to replace tires, that were ruined because of this. finally got them to come around.

General Comments:

Otherwise I love my suzuki.

Excellent vehicle in snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2003

2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance27000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier

Summary:

Represents excellent value and is a good introduction into SUV's

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

This car offers a different driving experience from standard family cars.

Visibility is excellent and the driving position instills a sense of security.

The steering takes a little getting used to since it is very sensitive and when driving on uneven surfaces it is necessary to make constant adjustments.

Boot space is limited and represents a problem when carrying four passengers and their luggage.

The construction of the vehicle is adequate with nothing special in the way of gadgets, I particularly miss an outside temperature gauge.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2003

2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara GV2000 2.0 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carToyota Avensis

Summary:

A great all-rounder

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with this car.

Being Japanese it is extremely reliable and considering it is a 4x4 it is a better vehicle to use on a long distance than my Toyota Avensis.

The soft top fits perfectly and it is not too noisy. I can cruise down the motorway at 80mph listening to my CD player without a problem.

General Comments:

The 2.0L 16v engine has 130bhp and the vehicle whilst being quite big, is not very heavy so this engine really gives the GV a serious turn of speed.

You can certainly surprise a few reps in their Mondeos with this car.

A great car all year round. 4x4 for the winter and a soft top for the summer, what could be better!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 7 reviews