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Old 16th January 2008, 13:42   #1
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Hello Guys,

My in-laws are thinking to buy SUV, and grand vitara is one of the choice

I heard that grand Vitara had issues in the USA as they were prone to toppling and had many accidents.

Is this correct? have suzuki guys changed anything
before introducing them in India?
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Old 16th January 2008, 14:29   #2
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You must be looking at old data. The 2007 version has 4 star rollover rating.

NCAP ratings for 2007 Sport Utility Vehicles
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the initial impression of the GV is that its pretty stable even at high speeds.take an extensive test drive of the car and decide for yourself.
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Also look at Samurai's detailed ownership reviews on the GV.
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You must be looking at old data.
Indeed, he is. He is talking about an issue that put Suzuki USA in deep trouble in the late 1980's...It was NOT THE GV, but a vehicle (ironically) named Samurai that was in the block:-)

"The Center for Auto Safety petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall the 132,000 Samurais that had been sold. "
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CONSUMER'S WORLD; Only a Price Cut Gave Samurai a Push - New York Times
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The current GV is a fine vehicle. All it lacks is a diesel option, IMO
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It was NOT THE GV, but a vehicle (ironically) named Samurai that was in the block:-)
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Suzuki Samurai is called Maruti Gypsy in India, so no comparison please.

I have driven the GV over 3200Kms so far on most possible conditions, even moderate off-roading conditions, with the only exception of 4 lane highway/expressways. I don't think your in-laws will push it more than that. It is supremely composed on-road and off-road, I have taken twisting roads at 100+ kmph and it was glued to the road. We are talking about a very capable machine here.

Only cons are low FE and low torque.
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It is supremely composed on-road and off-road, I have taken twisting roads at 100+ kmph and it was glued to the road. We are talking about a very capable machine here. Only cons are low FE and low torque.
+1 on that Samurai. I have been really enjoying driving the new GV and it easily creeps past 120 mark on highways before you even realize it.
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If you are looking for serious off roading then dont go for this at all...I also own one. I am not satisfied with it at all. engine also underpowered. only 170nm of torque..
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The GV is a very capable vehicle. Have not tested it off-road but its on road manners are impeccable. And like sudev says, it gets to the 120 kph mark without you having a clue about how quickly it gets to that speed. I have hit upto 185+ kph in my autobox GV on the NICE road and there was a barely a whisper of wind or engine noise. Go for it with full confidence. This vehicle IS good.
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If you are looking for serious off roading then dont go for this at all...I also own one. I am not satisfied with it at all. engine also underpowered. only 170nm of torque..
I don't think his in-laws are looking to do off-roading. It is an excellent vehicle on highway and on bad non-existent roads.
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The present GV( Grand Vitara ) has no issues in handling department. It is very stable on highways and can also manage some offroading.

Take a TD (Test Drive ) and then decide.
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