This truck was a great value! The MSRP is around $25,000 and I got it for $21,000 with all the rebates. It's beautiful inside and out! It looks at least $30,000.
The V6 is not too powerful: even with cruise control on, it won't keep at the speed I set it at when going uphill. It's nice to drive around town, but the highway is a little bit irritating because of its slowness, and changing lanes becomes a bit frightening. If I set the cruise control at 70, even going up a slight hill will cause the car to slow down to 66. That isn't really a big deal though. I picked up this truck from Suzuki of East Tennessee and drove it back to my home in Georgia and it performed quite well.
One thing a bit irritating is how the steering wheel shakes. City driving is fine, but the long distance drive home from Tennessee put my arms to sleep a couple times with all the vibrating.
Lumbar support is lacking; on the drive home I had to stop a couple times to crack my back.
I need more storage compartments! I can't put my phone in the armrest hole on the door because it'll slide right through. In my 2001 Nissan Altima I had a little coin-holder built into the cup-holder area, so that was convenient going through toll plazas, something suburbanites have to do everyday when they need to go to Atlanta for work, fun, and school. There are cup-holders, a sunglasses-compartment, an armrest-compartment, and the glove-box for storage. Before I purchased the truck, I read many consumer reviews about the '06 GV not having enough storage, and I thought that was silly at the time, but now that I own the vehicle and have been driving it for three weeks, I agree with the reviews.
One thing odd about the truck is that there isn't a blue hazy sun-blocker at the top of the windshield; this isn't problematic though.
SmartPass is so convenient. Being in Atlanta is a bit scary at night, and the last thing I want to do is to dig through my purse searching for my keys while I'm walking to the car. I like to be aware of my surroundings at all times, and with SmartPass I can do that easily. Luxury cars have this, and my Luxury 4x4 GV was only $21k and this feature was STANDARD!
The warranty and standard features make this car a steal. The six-in-dash CD changer is great, and the steering wheel audio controls are very useful. They don't light up at night though, but they're easy to memorize.
The car reads INSTANT miles per gallon, instead of average, which is basically useless. It's more of a distraction than anything. The EPA mpg says that it gets 19/23; I haven't tested it yet.
It's quite a roomy car. There are so many accessories too to really jazz up your truck! I've got the chrome-looking hood vents (really sporty looking), body-side molding to protect my doors, mud-flaps, and the stainless steel exhaust.
The pros absolutely outweigh the cons. Purchase this vehicle today and smile everytime you drive it, like I do.