2001 Suzuki XL-7 Reviews - Page 5 of 5

2001 Suzuki XL-7 Limited 2.7 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carHonda CR-V

Summary:

Best SUV on the market

Faults:

Nothing at all, a very reliable SUV.

General Comments:

This is a very reliable and practical SUV. Leaves my Honda for dead when we are Off Road. It seats 7 and has a very powerful V6 engine. Overall a quality built SUV!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd September, 2002

2001 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7 Liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.7 Liter V6 Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

A sad excuse for a driving machine

Faults:

An annoying dash noise that developed during the drive home from the dealership the evening I purchased the SUV.

I have experienced squally breaks since it was 4 months old. It's just over a year now.

The clutch went out when the car was 11 months. It Took a month to "fix", the dealer claimed manufacturer couldn't supply parts. Vehicle hasn't driven properly since. The stick intermittently gets stuck in second and won't go into third.

When the SVU was 6 months old the right rear passenger seat slide track was so worn out it needed to be replaced in order to keep the seat in place.

General Comments:

I wish I had bought another Honda. I've never been so unhappy with a car. I can't wait until I can afford to replace my XL-7.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th August, 2002

2nd Sep 2002, 07:11

I have owned my XL-7 for 12 months now, and my opinion of it is the opposite of this writers! Mine has no squeaks or rattles, and has had no problems at all during the past year. If the worst thing this Reviewer can criticize is a dash rattle, then it can't be all that bad. Let's face it, worn out Clutches and seat controls sound like problems caused by bad habits. This SUV is the best car that I have ever owned, and it leaves Honda for dust when you take them off-road,where real four wheel drives live!!!

2001 Suzuki XL-7 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired2 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

The best of the small SUV's

Faults:

My factor installed Bridgestone's didn't last very long - 25k.

General Comments:

This vehicle looks great (black) & works great.

The seven seats in a small SUV is exactly what I was looking for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2002

2001 Suzuki XL-7 Plus 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance23000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A must-evalutate for anyone looking for a sturdy value.

Faults:

None. It need to be aligned upon delivery, but other than that, it has been perfect.

General Comments:

A very nice size: not too wide when parking. Large enough to carry my dining room table & six chairs.

Can seat seven when needed, though the back 2 are not in luxury.

A great value.

Rear A/C has been very helpful in the Deep South (US).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2002

2001 Suzuki XL-7 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3200 kilometres
Most recent distance3200 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

A worthless lemon from Suzuki

Faults:

Engine blew at 3200kms!!!

Windows rattled when placed down approx 2"!!

Exhaust squeaked when going over bumps!!

General Comments:

After 24 days of being at the dealer for a new engine, Suzuki forgot to fix the window and the squeak.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st August, 2001

29th Jul 2002, 11:54

This review is a venting that I (hope) made the writer feel better. However, it offers NO real help to anyone else. No dealer name was mentioned (as the discussed problems mainly were related to dealer responses). No detail was given on the problems the reviewer experienced. Over all, pretty childish. Actually, VERY childish.

Cpw...

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 16 reviews