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2011 Grand Vitara - Buying Advice

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01 Jun 2020 19:20 #223126 by furo
Hi guys,

I have a young son now and need something bigger than my Jimny. I'm going to view a 2011 Grand Vitara tomorrow (2.4L petrol, 40,000 miles). Is there anything in particular I should look out for? I have heard that some are prone to the engine block cracking, what would that look like? And do they have any particularly rust-prone areas?

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01 Jun 2020 20:57 #223128 by gv42
go to suzuki grand vitara club , some have had engine block cracking with the gv too ,
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02 Jun 2020 05:07 #223136 by Lambert
Our one is a 2012 2.4 5 door. Beautiful car very comfortable. The cracked engine was rectified after 2009 allegedly and the seatbelt airbag warning was fixed by 2011. The niggles are the back door spare wheel is a space saver and you can't do a 5 wheel rotation, it beeps about everything, door open, key in ignition, not wearing seatbelts, being in reverse, lights on etc it's distracting and always the same beep so you can't tell instantly what is wrong and it is annoying. For what we use ours for it is quite heavy on petrol getting around 24 mpg but it's only doing short runs or has a trailer on the back. I would expect to get 35 plus on a long run as that is the quoted figure.

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02 Jun 2020 14:58 #223146 by furo
Thank you both very much, that has been helpful.

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