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Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
#328 of 500 2000 Suzuki 2 dr Vitara - Not Good in a Crash! Lots of money and time to fix!
Feb 08, 2002 (9:05 am)
I rear ended a mini van with my 2000 Suzuki Vitara going 30 miles per hour (Yep It was my fault - I know) The Vitara had over $5,000.00 worth of damage (Drive train damage, transmission was shot, the frame was bent) It has now been 3 months and I still don't have my Vitara back. I have made three car payments and I have no Vitara to drive. The transmission took over a month to get from Suzuki. They said they were shipping it from Japan and it was stuck in customs. Anyway, my point is I don't think this truck holds up in a crash. What if I had been going 50 or 60 miles per hour, Would I be dead? Would this truck crumble? A lot of damage for a small rear end collision. I would not buy another truck from Suzuki just because of this. I want a truck that can hold up in a crash and I can get parts for it in America. By the way my air bag did not work and I hit my mouth on the steering wheel and cut my lip. The air bag probably did not deploy because I was not going fast enough. I must say before all of this I loved the Vitara. Has anyone else had these problems that I have mentioned?
Feb 08, 2002 (10:21 am)
I am sorry to hear about your misfortune but glad to hear you weren't seriously injured.
How badly was the minivan damaged?
#331 of 500 Vitara Rear Ratios
Apr 23, 2002 (7:22 pm)
Have a 4X4 Vitara JLX, 4D, 5 speed 2002, and would like to know what the rear and front gear ratios are. If anyone out there knows please advise. Am considering putting bigger tires on the vehicle and need to know what it will do to me if I do.
#332 of 500 Turbocharger/Supercharger...anything!
May 08, 2002 (11:48 am)
I'm currently installing a K&N intake on my 5 speed, 2002 JLX Grand Vitara. I'm also planning on upgrading the whole exhaust system. Does anyone know of anything that I can add to make this bad boy go a little faster...like underdrive pulleys or something. Now I know that this is a mini-SUV, and it's dangerous to go fast, but it will only be for straight line sprints. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. If you like, you can email me directly at jbouchebelyahoo.com
#333 of 500 Daytime Running Lamps
May 08, 2002 (12:05 pm)
Hey, does anyone know how to turn these off?? I'm using up my Xenon HID lights for no reason during the day.
#334 of 500 rear end ratios on the VItara
May 09, 2002 (12:22 pm)
is 4.625 with the manual and 4.875 with the Auto.
No wonder the hamster spins so quickly at hiway speed!
#335 of 500 keep posting stuff folks!
May 13, 2002 (6:34 pm)
I am sure we all have interesting comments and opinions to offer, so don't be shy!
#336 of 500 Day Time Running Lights
May 14, 2002 (6:58 am)
Go to the XL-7 board. It was discussed there.
May 15, 2002 (6:27 pm)
First two tanks of gas city and country driving of my vitara the #1 refill 24.6mpg the second tank it was 25.4 mpg and this is the 2.0L engine and not even broken in yet. Hope this keeps up.
I had a 1.6L 16V before this one and averaged 25mpg. Haven't seen much power difference between the 1.6 and 2.0. Probably after breakin I will notice a difference.