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Suzuki XL-7, Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
#113 of 1355 Correct CD changer for your 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7
May 26, 2001 (7:03 am)
Hello Grand Vitara XL-7 owners. Hope you are enjoying the car as much as I. Here is some helpful info for you. The DC changer to match the Clarion unit in you car utilizes a DE net connection and not a DC Bus connection as indicated my the dealership and Crutch field. The best place to buy the direct plug up changer is Crutch field. The have the correct unit for your car for approximately $169 (Item #020RDC655Z) where as the dealer or should I say sealer wants about $400 for that same unit. The install only took me about one hour. Just trying to get everyone to save a little cash.
#114 of 1355 Gas mileage?
May 28, 2001 (7:59 am)
hotrodc, thx for your CD changer info, currently I am owning a Grand Vitara w/o a CD player and
looking for a CD changer for this car. And I'll be shopping for a Grand Vitara XL-7 in two months, with one question need to ask is the gas mileage on the Grand Vitara XL-7 in real driving numbers. Can anyone fill me in on this? Coz I am getting 20 mpg (70%hwy/30%cty) on my 5sp Grand Vitara, and wonder how much/little worse the XL-7 can do.
Thx in advance!!
Jun 02, 2001 (4:23 am)
We just bought a new XL-7 and are very happy with our decision. We looked at all the mini vans and subs out for a family of six. Once we drove the Suzuki, driving the mini vans made us feel like we were driving in our own suburban prison.... All of the other suvs with 3 rows of seats were just too big for convenience around town and our conscience.
The only negative is the small amount of luggage space behind the third seat, but we are going to purchase hitch mounted trunk carrier for when we take trips.
#116 of 1355 Question(s) for current owners...
Jun 05, 2001 (10:16 am)
I've been on CarPoint recently, looking over some of the owner reviews. A few (three to be exact) stuck out, and although I believe they are the work of the same individual, I figured I'd ask here. These reviews suggested that there is some problem with the sunroofs in the Touring models. Has anyone experienced problems with theirs? Since I'd be looking into a Touring myself, I'd hate to have it raining (or snowing) on my head.
Also, I'd like to echo a previous request for "real-world" mileage. CarPoint had a few comments regarding "excellent" mileage, but didn't elaborate as to what exactly it was (if they are comparing it to a 1980 Surburban, I'm not suprised). Anyone got a bead on the highway mileage for a 5-speed? For me, 20 mpg will be quite a step backwards (see my previous posting about my Sidekick).
Thanks to anyone willing to reply.
#117 of 1355 Question(s) for current owners...
Jun 05, 2001 (3:31 pm)
Have had Touring XL-7 since mid-February. No problems, although a few little quirks, so far. No sign of sunroof leakage whatsoever - an Vancouver's climate certainly puts it to the test!
Mileage is around 21-23MPG city. Ride is comfortable. Quirks are the swinging tailgate makes oversize loads a problem (while not used as a truck, I kind of like loading interior doors when doing renovations at home... no chance now); no door ajar warning light on the dash (have to use the interior light as a sign a door is not properly closed); the rear a/I vent only works with cold air (at least as far as I can tell so far); and the rear 12V socket only works when the ignition is on. Not major, but things I hope Suzuki consider for future models.
Overall, am very happy. Compared several different Subs prior to this and found it had the best overall ride and comfort for the price.
#118 of 1355 Mileage questions
Jun 05, 2001 (4:15 pm)
Thanks for your info!
I'm totally agree with you that Suzuki can last a long time without any big
repairs however, you might run into some minor thing such as like the 12V cap get pops out or
switch get loose; other than that you should be fine
#119 of 1355 Foglamps for my XL7
Jun 05, 2001 (7:28 pm)
I have had my XL7 for 4 months now and still enjoy it very much. Have not had any problems. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get foglamps for the vehicle other than my dealer. They want 270.00 for them! Thanks.
#120 of 1355 Try Susquehanna Motorsports
Jun 06, 2001 (3:43 am)
They have great prices and excellent customer service. You can find a link to their pages under the vendor section of http://isuzu-suvs.com
#122 of 1355 whats wrong with everyone
Jun 09, 2001 (2:10 pm)
ive written before about my suzuki. I cont understand why anyone would want this thing....i cant even sell it for a decent price. its decreased in value so much. I paid 19,500 and cant even get 17,000 for it. its worth only 12,900. its a 2000 with 8,900 miles AHHHH!! if i knew what i do now i would never had purchesed a suzuki