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Suzuki XL-7, Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
Nov 30, 2000 (4:06 am)
Does anyone know when the XL7's will be in the dealers showrooms? Iheard Dec1 and another dealer said Jan1
#3 of 1355 Hi Carl19- Regarding post 2
Nov 30, 2000 (5:17 am)
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And now back to the subject of the Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7. Happy Motoring.
#4 of 1355 XL7 - Interior Size?
Nov 30, 2000 (7:48 pm)
I saw the spec data for the XL7 on the Suzuki web site. The data puts the rear seat leg room at just over 33". Does anyone know if this is the rear seat leg room for the second row of seats or for the third row of seats?
I am a former owner of a '93 Sidekick JLX and really liked the vehicle. Rear seat leg room was not great but it was livable. I am interested in the XL7 but the 33" of rear seat leg room does not excite me. If the second row seats are around 36" like the Grand Vitara and the third row is at 33" then it may be something I could consider . . . however, if the second row is 33" and the third row is even less than that it is another matter altogether.
I have test driven the Subaru Forester several times and like the driving position but I could never fit a normal sized person in the back seat of the Forester while I am driving. I'm 6'-7" tall and need the driver seat all the way back when I drive. The Forester has 33" of rear seat leg room and it is WAY too small for a normal sized person to fit behind the driver seat. If anyone has any input I would appreciate it.
#5 of 1355 XL-7
Nov 30, 2000 (11:34 pm)
Sorry Pocahontas,forgot about copy rights. Saw it at www.suzuki.ca.
As far as leg room is concerned the second row is 36.4" max as it could be adjusted and the third row is 31.3". It's also got a wheel base of, get this 110.2" long. The closest of it's competitors is only 104.3" in the KIA Sportage!!
Should hit showrooms the end of the first week of Dec or early second.
Dec 01, 2000 (2:40 am)
Oh great, now another one enters the market. More confusion now on what to buy...
This sounds like its going to be an Escape/Tribute killer. It has my interest peaked...
#7 of 1355 vince8
Dec 01, 2000 (3:55 am)
I am with you on this. I am looking at small SUV's and have considered the Escape/Tribute and the Sante Fe. I don't like the looks of either the Rav4 or the CRV and the wimpy 4-bangers in those cars don't impress me. The extra seating capacity, seating flexibility, V6 engine, ladder box frame, as well as the part time 4WD with low range transfer case make the XL7 look pretty good. I also like the physical appearance of the XL7.
car19 - in reference to the legroom numbers that you have posted; is the second row legroom numbers based on having the second row all the way back AND the front seats all the way back? That 36.4" sounds pretty good to me if that is the case. But the MAX number at the end of the 36.4" makes me think that they have the front seats forward and the 2nd row seats back to achieve that 36.4" Also, does the 31.3" third row number have the second row slid all the way forward? I assume from the 31.3" MAX number that you need to push the 2nd row up to get that number.
It looks like I may have to wait until early next year to get in one and verify this stuff myself. The Suzuki website has some information but doesn't specify 2nd and 3rd row data for head and leg room. I was told by a local dealer that the brochure will become available about the same time as the XL7 hits the showroom floor (sometime in January). I was hoping that the review by Edmunds would include a link to the vehicle specification. The article does elude to the fact that there is sufficient room in the 2nd and 3rd rows for adults for short trips though.
#8 of 1355 reliability and service
Dec 02, 2000 (12:51 am)
Never had a Suzuki. Any input about expected reliability given track record of other vehicles? Any problems with dealer service or parts availability- dealer network is pretty small in our area. Also notice that powertrain warranty is only 36/36- about the shortest in the industry.
#9 of 1355 lahana
Dec 03, 2000 (1:36 am)
I am not sure if you read my previous post (#6 above), but I am a previous owner of a '93 Sidekick. I had a very positive experience with that small SUV.
There are not a lot of Suzuki dealers in my area either but there are several auto shops around that are familiar with the Suzuki vehicles. Once the warranty expires I know of several places I can take the vehicle for service. Parts availability is kind of an unknown for me. I owned the Sidekick for seven years and the only major part I had to have replaced (besides tires) was the water pump and that was available for installation the same day I brought it in for service. I also replaced the battery after 5 years but that was also readily available. The local "quick lube" places here in town did not have the air filter in stock on several occasions. I don't know if that has changed in the past year or so. I do see a lot of Suzuki GV's and Sidekicks around the roads here so I would think they would be stocking them now. Just my $.02
#10 of 1355 Suzuki Info
Dec 08, 2000 (4:39 am)
I drive a '93 Sidekick JLX w/ 93k miles are so on it. The only things I've had to replace is the spark plugs/wires/rotor/cap, battery...and that's all about all i can think of now (mostly routine maintenence, air filter, etc..). To date I've had no major mechanical problems(Need to change that timinig belt soon....ugh wallet's gonna be alot lighter..). I also drive the tiny 4-banger hard too. If you need more info just e-mail me.