2004 Suzuki Vitara Review

2004 Suzuki Vitara LX 2.6 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Great little do anything SUV

Faults:

Window was cracked from a rock, and spread fast.

Weather strip around passenger door is coming off.

General Comments:

This car has been perfect. I take it off-road almost every weekend. mine is stock, and it will go just about anywhere. now I wouldn't go rock crawling with it, but for some good old digging, dirt roads, etc it is great. I have had this thing on 2 wheels, every combination of 2 wheels. it gets about 22mpg in town, not great for a 2.6 v6 but good enough. the back seat is smaller than I would like.. but it works. I trust this car to take me anywhere common sense would allow, and even some places it wouldn't. my biggest complaint is freeway speeds are hard to maintain. past 65 and you have to punch it to keep up your speeds on any sized hill, though it will make it up without losing much speed, just a lot of gas. I am 6' and fit in this car just fine, given its small size this is nice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2006

9th Feb 2007, 16:34

Very well written and useful, considering a Vitara, thanks for the insight!!!

12th May 2007, 12:51

You are right on.. I would have written the exact same review. A car seat is a VERY tight fit in the back seat, and it could use a 3.2 V6 instead of the 2.6... I would hate to see the 4 they put in some.

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review