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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#317 of 1845 2000 Suzuki Vitara
May 09, 2001 (6:32 am)
We have a Suzuki Vitara 2 dr soft top which I understand is the same as the Chevy Tracker 2 dr with the exception of cosmetics and options such as the radio, etc. One other item I believe is the Suzuki has a larger tire size. We have about 6000 miles on the suv now and get 23 mpg in town and 25 highway. We have an automatic and this vehicle handles 75mph with ease. Last winter the heater worked very well here in Nebraska. The a/c will be tested this year.
So far our impression of the Suzuki is good. We also own a Jeep Grand Cherokee purchased in 1993 so our evaluation of the Suzuki is based in part with that in mind.
May 09, 2001 (10:46 pm)
I also compared the Vitara and Tracker and although the tire and wheel size is different (Vitara a 16" wheel, Tracker a 15" wheel), the outside diameter of the tire is the same, hence no clearance difference or travel distance per tire revolution.
To savethetrez: If the 96 is a manual tranny, I'd contact www.cami.ca (the manufacturer of Suzuki/Tracker) and ask if this year is included in their admitted problems with the manual trans, if so beware (read back a few posts), if not sounds good. As far as stability, if you are looking for a fast sports car look elsewhere, drive carefully and you will be fine.
May 10, 2001 (7:36 am)
Thanks for the Cami web address! (cami.ca) I tried filling out the "Glove Box" survey, but the survey only allows Chevy Tracker VIN numbers.
May 18, 2001 (10:45 am)
where are all you Tracker posters???
My wife let me drive hers again today and Im still impressed with its smoothness. I bought a new Impala for myself and a new LT tracker for her. Around town the tracker is smoother and takes the bumps and potholes and expansion cracks better than the Impala. Its the 6 cylinder. Under-powered for sure, like most 4 wheel drives, but around town and bad-weather it does just fine. I love it more every time I drive it.
#321 of 1845 Problem with my Tracker
May 22, 2001 (6:06 am)
Hello all! I was wondering if anyone has experienced what I have. I have a 99 Tracker 4 cylinder hard top. I bought it new and have had no problems until about six months ago. When I run the engine cold and apply the brake, I get this humming sensation that makes the brake shudder a bit under my foot and makes the whole car vibrate. I went to the car dealer & they said there was nothing wrong; I went to Merlin's & they adjusted my brake pads a bit. Of course that didn't solve it, in fact it's gotten a bit worse. Now the humming has gotten louder and you can visibly see the car shaking when it's doing this. It only seems to happen when I'm first running my car, so by the time I get it to a dealer's it's not doing anything & they tend to think I'm overexaggerating the problem. I'm getting worried because I'm nearing 36,000 miles (I travel a lot) and my warranty is going to end soon. I've kept the maintenance up on the car so I don't think it's because of something I've forgotten to get done. Has anyone else experienced this? Or have any suggestions for me? I'm taking the car in next week to get the ignition switch replaced (my key won't turn half the time for some reason) and I'd like to be able to have them look at SOMETHING to figure out what's wrong. I love how this has begun right around the time my warranty ends. Any advice would help. Thanx!!
May 22, 2001 (9:56 am)
How do mean "humming". Is it like the vibration caused by the ABS operating or more like warped rotors?
ABS vibration feels like you're standing on a blender full of crushed ice and tequila.
Warped rotors feel like you drank the crushed ice & tequila and you're standing on a washing machine, with an unbalanced load of clothes on spin cycle.
Get some tequila, ice and a blender while doing the laundry, and compare.
Hope that helps.
#324 of 1845 2002 CHEVY TRACKER XL7
May 22, 2001 (5:48 pm)
I think chevy should also get a larger version of the tracked based on the SUZUKI XL7 because i feel that more people will buy a chevy rather than a suzuki even though they are the same car, and that is whats happening with the Viatura/Tracker
May 23, 2001 (11:24 am)
I'm sorry to hear that even the LT Tracker is underpowered...how may HP is this 6 cyl engine? My wife has the 1999 2.0L with 127 HP...talk about underpowered! Luckily for me, I'm now driving the 01 Pathfinder with 240 HP...what a fine ride!
May 23, 2001 (11:37 am)
It's too bad the V6 is not available in Canada. The 4 cyl is not underpowered for around town. It's only bad for passing or towing. Personally, I think the 4 banger will be a big bonus when gas spikes this summer.