4x4

The story of my Suzuki Grand Vitara

When looking for a 4×4, I wanted something that was capable, small and cute. Enter the Suzuki Grand Vitara and follow my regular updates.

  • Update 8: Tyres, Bullbar
  • Update 7: Bushes
  • Update 6: Problem Parts
  • Update 5: The Lift
  • Update 4: Buying Vincent
  • Update 3: Finding Vincent
  • Update 2: Why the Grand Vitara?
  • Update 1: this page

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Babs
Babs
11 months ago

Hope it held up, the 2.7 are trouble free if you change the oil, compared to the 3.2

Juliette Remfrey
11 months ago

The 3.2L has been excellent. I’ve replaced the coilpacks due to an intermittant misfire on a couple of cylinders, but that’s all engine wise. They’re the most trouble-free of all the engines in Grand Vitaras. The 2.7Ls often leak oil and are notorious for the expensive manifold-cats dying.

Juliette Remfrey
11 months ago

I haven’t written for Practical Motoring for a few years so you’re welcome to follow what I do with my Grand Vitara these days here: https://www.facebook.com/brolgaenterprises/

Fred
Fred
8 months ago

any updates? I’m looking for a GV but decided to go with a 2012+ 2.4L for more economy. I have a few plans for it but dont reckon ill go with a bullbar

Juliette Remfrey
8 months ago
Reply to  Fred

Hi Fred, I’m not on this site anymore. You can follow what I’m up to on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brolgaenterprises/

A 2012+ 2.4L 4cyl should serve you well. I’m still very happy with my 3.2L.

Juliette Remfrey

Juliette Remfrey

A car enthusiast with a background in the modified street car and sportscar scene with a developing passion for offroad 4WDing.