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2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 20/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 141 Ratings for the 1999 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

Great SUV

By on Monday, December 7, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive great on gas low milage car key fob"

Cons: "there are no cons"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"never had any problems always kept up with servicing new belts and timing chains oil change every 3 to 4000 miles tires are new about 7000 miles on them (Tiger Paw tires) never uses oil or has leaks on the driveway where In park..Interior is clean no rips or tears or worn seats has key fob entry and 2 keys...I love the car, but I am going to China to teach English to kids that can't afford it so I need the help I can get ... this is a great carI will add some Photos Blue and Mat Black"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

By on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 308,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This has been the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned as well as being the longest lasting. 15 years old and still running the original engine with only a valve cover gasket and a few emissions sensors replaced. Aside from regular maintenance, I've replaced the CV axles and front wheel bearings. It has an aftermarket 2 1/2" lift on it. You can only do so much off road with CV axle front end but before I even lifted it I was all over Colorado going to difficult to reach trailheads and driving the Alpine Triangle many times in the San Juans. I would buy another one if I could. At 308K I am replacing the transmission and transfer case to keep it going. Yeah, I'm looking for a record but it still starts so good, runs quiet and drives well reliably. Yeah, the interior is nothing to write home about, especially with a cassette player (!) but those are not my priorities. For what I paid for this vehicle, it owes me nothing. I will get something new at maybe 340K. 4D, JLX+, manual transmission, 4WD. Bought new, single owner."

11 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Been an excellent vehicle for the wife !

By on Sunday, July 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Economic, 4x4, loaded, clean."

Cons: "13 years old , few minor scuffs on paint."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We bought this truck because it was the #1 tow behind vehicle on the market . It had a new engine put in under warranty at 72,000 mi. I installed a 2 1/2 " lift kit in order to install A larger diameter all terrain tire for better traction in the snow. It has a new Kenwood stereo and remote keyless start. Cold A/c power everything, 75% Big Of tires , 5 chrome wheels . New rear end .Excellent transportation, and descent gas mileage , excellent positron 4 wheel drive . $3200 cash (281)426-5675"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Never any problems

By on Thursday, April 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "4WD excellent feature Use it all winter"

Cons: "Small inside"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love this car. Only started 13 years later with a few electrical things. Daughter had accident with it and its totaled. Still very driveable but not pretty. Only complaint- too small inside. Well, MPG could be better too '02 Grand Vitara"

16 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Great Little SUV - Good-Bye to an old friend!

By on Friday, November 7, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Has never left me on the side of the road, ever."

Cons: "It's a bit of a bumpy ride."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am finally selling it. It still runs good after 240,000 miles. What else is there to say. The only thing I've ever done to it is replaced the clutch at about 170,000 and normal maintenance. I know that is probably an anomaly and most may not make it that far, but mine is still going great after all these years and miles. I want to drive it until it dies but my wife wants something new. It's never been the most comfortable ride but the 4 wheel drive has gotten me into and out of some of the coolest trails in the desert. It's survived a million road trips to Cali, Mexico, Vegas, and many other places. If I could get another brand new 99 today I probably would."

18 people out of 30 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned

By on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "A few issues with the air conditioning system"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car new while living in Utah. I"m now living in Texas 15 years later and still driving my smart little Suzuki. WONDERFUL gas mileage. Handles exceptionally well. Plenty of room to haul oversized items. With regular maintenance it has always started up with not one problem."

23 people out of 38 found this review helpful

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