Which of these SUV's would you purchase and why?

Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV 4×4 (2002)… There’s a great deal with low miles on these, I heard they are very reliable and good in snow.

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2004 4×4

Saturn VUE AWD

Cheverolet Blazer 4×4

Personally I’m considering the Suzuki, Japan Made, Grand Vitara 2002 with low miles and certified.

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6 Responses to Which of these SUV's would you purchase and why?

  1. chucksright September 26, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    avoid Jeeps & 4×4 Blazers.

    the Saturn Vue is fair to average.

    Vitara is not without it’s problems.
    owners complain of excessive tire wear and some
    engine failures.

    http://autos.msn.com/research/userreviews/reviewlist.aspx?ModelID=10288&search=MostRecent&num=25&pos=0&RL=523182,521462,480097,463232,442140,408145,393772,384329,352407,338770,336523,326739,324811,312051,286642,267540,263006,261787,260738,253108,252502,242810,&csort=MostRecent#reviewnav

    consumer reports says stay away from the 2006 Vitara
    not "all" of them.

    Kelley Blue Book Price:$7,425 – $8,700

    the Grand Vitara’s fuel economy isn’t very good for a small sport ute.

    if you need the off road capabilities for snow etc it’s good for that but not very civilized on the Hwy.

    Nissan Xterra or Subaru Forester are more reliable alternatives.

    of your choices it would seem the best, of course that depends on the price and condition.

  2. CarMan September 26, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    Unfortunately, all of the vehicles you mentioned are on Consumer Reports magazine’s (April 2008 issue) "Vehicles to Avoid" list, based on poor quality and reliability.

    That doesn’t mean a specific vehicle is bad, but you’re taking a chance. You should get an inspection by a mechanic, regardless of whether the vehicle is "certified" or not.

    How about a nice Toyota or Honda or Mazda SUV?

  3. mac 99 September 26, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    BUY AMERICAN MAN!!! DO YOU LIKE YOUR FREEDOM? ARE YOU HAPPY WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING TO DETROIT? THE MOTOR CITY IS GOING UNDER BECAUSE OF YOU PEOPLE BUYING FOREIGN CARS. GET THE JEEP, THEY WILL GO 400,000 MILES IF MAINTAINED WELL..OPEN YOUR EYES MAN!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Mike N September 26, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    Get the Chevrolet Blazer or, if you’re looking for better gas mileage, the Saturn. Trust a man who’s been driving/repairing vehicles for 35 years, if it’s made, backed, or serviced by GM, the odds of getting a lemon are greatly reduced, AND; the job you save may be your neighbor’s. Be Patriotic: Buy American!

  5. Ironball September 26, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    None of that crap. Buy a Ford

  6. wiso September 26, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    The Saturn VUE AWD. This is a solid ride. If you are not going off-road and want the characteristics of 4×4, this is the ride. It is more relable then the Suzuki and others.