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Suzuki XL-7, Suzuki Grand Vitara, SUV
#244 of 1355 2002 XL-7
Sep 20, 2001 (7:44 pm)
Thanks for sharing! I must say that you have been so resourceful;a big inspiration to my knowledge reguarding the XL-7. Latest: I just received my vent visors from McNeil...Thanks!
Reguarding space between seats,uneven surface,
more hp. Woodbridge Suzuki,Woodbridge,Va. should have available a 2002 model very soon. Last week
during my oil change I reviewed the 2002 specs, only the added hp was mentioned. The salesman was unaware of the changes in the space between seats. However, he did mention that there would be two models of the 2002. One being the (seat 7} model,and one being without the (3rd row)of seats... offering more cargo space.
I have the touring model...now at 12500! No problems. Just make sure when you have an oil change the oil is cleaned from the undercarriage.
During my 4 changes, each time I've had oil stains in my garage. I physically checked, the filter on my recent change and found it in a difficult location. When its removed,it usually drains to the cross frame.
Sep 21, 2001 (3:01 am)
I know what you mean about the oil filter. It is a real pain. I have used Mobil 1 for years and put it in mine the first weekend I had it. What a mess but then I change the oil and filter at every 5k instead of every 3k since it is synthetic. This way it is not as often and makes for less mess.
I had to get a replacement for the drivers window vent as mine split in half when I went to install it. It was replaced at no cost.
Do you have the cross bars for the roof rack? My dealer wants something like $160 for a pair and I think I will see what MacNiel wants for theirs, if it will fit.
On the back seat space: I wish I could remember the name of the magazine I looked at that had the update on the 2002. It also said heated mirrors on the limited.
Sep 21, 2001 (11:59 am)
Here is a post I copied form Yahoo groups XL-7 forum (I hope I'm not violating any copy laws)
Just got back from the dealer, I noticed the new 2002s were in
and wanted to compare them...not much difference, new seat fabric
design, kind of plain grey and heated mirrors. no hard shell cover,
its now an option as are the mats,The interior, controls, dash, door
trim are all the same.
My dealer did say that the base model will have seating for 5 no
third seat and its gonna kill the GV sales big time.He also said that
the xl7 line was setting record sales in Canada and the US. My dealer
still has the 0.01% interest no money down lease rate. I'm not sure on
the total prices. Still a great deal!!
So not much change in the Plus and Touring only the Base model.
as for my engine so far so good, to date I have had 4 calls from
Suzuki Canada asking about my satisfaction, Not bad......"
Apparently he has seen the 2002 in person, I believe he is Canadian.
Ours is about due for it's first oil change and I was thinking about doing it myself, but you guys confirmed my concerns that the filter is in a place that will create a big mess when changed, I think I'll let the dealer do it.
I have cross bars for the roof racks, but got the dealer to throw them in as part of the deal, don't know how much they cost, but would guess it's bucks. FYI, the Mont Blanc racks are a "universal" clamp type that can clamp onto almost any roof rack. They do have a custom "Suzuki" label on them that is cool. But, my point is that I'm sure Thule or Yakima sell a similiar type of clamping, fits many type, kind of cross bars. Maybe they would be cheaper? Also, it looks like any Thule components that fit the square tube racks would fit on the Mont Blanc racks, so I'm going to check that out.
I have searched high and low for a USA Mont Blanc distributor, but no luck. I even wrote to Mont Blanc and they gave me the name of a distributor here in the US, but they only seem to carry the ski racks.
Has anyone ever seen them here?
#248 of 1355 Who is MacNeil?
Sep 21, 2001 (12:01 pm)
Who is MacNeil? Do they have a website? I am interested in the window visors but haven't seen them for the XL-7 yet. How much was the set? Is there any added wind noise? Would you recommend them? I have them on my Taco and like them.
#250 of 1355 Roof bars
Sep 21, 2001 (1:48 pm)
The bars are available from the dealer here in Vancouver for $175 CDN. Based on the exchange rate, those of you living closer to the Canadian border should consider heading north. Sounds like a better deal up here...which makes a welcome change from our perspective, let me tell you!
#251 of 1355 tisteve--window vents
Sep 21, 2001 (2:10 pm)
the web site is:www.weathertech.com this is a major after market company and is good to do business with. enjoy.
#252 of 1355 isellpontaic-cover for hole is floor
Sep 21, 2001 (2:12 pm)
Could this flap system be retro fitted to a 2001?
#253 of 1355 tisteve
Sep 21, 2001 (7:20 pm)
You can go to Macneil Automotive's website here:
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