2002 Suzuki Vitara from North America


It is a rust bucket!


4 batteries.

2 brake repairs.

Oil pan rusted out.

Front door handle broke off.

New alternator.

Air conditioner no longer works.

Entire underbody is covered with rust.

Rocker panels rusting away.

Intermittent failure to start (electrical issue cannot be found).

Catalytic converter shield is loose and rattles loudly.

Electric windows freeze in cold weather.

Door handles freeze in cold weather.

Rear hatch had to be repaired because it would not open.

General Comments:

I bought it for its four wheel drive aspect. That works fine, but with all the other issues, and only 6,000 miles put on it, I am having to put too much money into it to keep it running.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st August, 2015