Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara?
Has been fairly reliable, a few issues.
Has been great in snow with 4x4, build quality seems good (but cheap metal for body), good safety features.
Interior well thought out and holds up well (but get black interior, tan leather and tan rugs gets dirty and stays dirty).
Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara?
Gas mileage not great, I drive 70 miles/day RT to work.
Tire wear is unbelievable, 3 sets of tires in 75K miles.
Dents very easily.
Issues with CD player 2xs, fixed under warranty.
Headlights burned out 2xs, fixed once under warranty.
Has had one recall issue, fixed under warranty.
Back door should open from opposite side, or flip up - back door awkward and heavy.
Horrible road noise and handling if anyone rolls down back window(s) while driving....air catches in car, results in vibrations and noise.
Resale value is in the really low...even back for trade in for a Suzuki dealer, what does that say to a consumer?
Not enough dealers for service - the dealership I bought from lost its Suzuki partnership, there is no where for Suzuki service.
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Review:
Overall, good value for the price compared to Hondas, etc. but gas mileage is killing me.
I love my Grand Vitara but the tire wear is definitely an issue, thought it was me or my particular car until I read all these reviews, have put 3 sets of tires on this car since 2006 (by 75K) - not good. Costly issue for consumer.
Recommendations for better design, put a window that can go down in back door (move spare tire).
For a company that makes some of the most efficient engines in the world, the gas mileage is unacceptable.
Ridiculous that can't even get a decent trade-in to buy another Suzuki if I wanted to, the Suzuki dealers don't even want to buy them back.
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