2002 Suzuki XL7 Consumer Reviews

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2002 Suzuki Xl 7
4.0
Average based on 7 reviews
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Very reliable SUV

by from Waynesburg PA on May 11, 2012

I bought this car a couple of years ago to replace my Subaru Forester.. I really wanted another Subaru, but this one came on the lot when I happened to be there. I test drove several cars during the ...
I bought this car a couple of years ago to replace my Subaru Forester.. I really wanted another Subaru, but this one came on the lot when I happened to be there. I test drove several cars during the past month, but I bought this XL-7 that same day and, other than using a little more gas (it's a 6-cylinder), it has so far been as dependable as my last Subaru, and that's saying a lot!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Seriously great Car

by from Woodbury on June 28, 2012

I bought myt XL-7 with only 12,000 miles on it, and just sold it with 171,000 miles on it! The only thing we ever had to replace was the belts. Other than regular maintenance of oil and brakes, nothin...
I bought myt XL-7 with only 12,000 miles on it, and just sold it with 171,000 miles on it! The only thing we ever had to replace was the belts. Other than regular maintenance of oil and brakes, nothing ever went on this SUV. It holds 7 people, and carts anything you can imagine. I cannot say enough great things about this SUV! It handles like a car, but acts like a truck.Very comfortable to drive and soooo reliable!My mechanic told me to only expect it to make it to 100,000, but we far exceeded that! I loved my XL-7, and would not hesitate to get another!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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The bigger SUV

by from San Bernardino, CA on January 2, 2013

"I have and still drive a Honda Cr-V, but I needed more storage space. My son is growing and I need space for all his "stuff". He is only in Pre-school and we had to upsize, plus I have a couple of mo...
"I have and still drive a Honda Cr-V, but I needed more storage space. My son is growing and I need space for all his "stuff". He is only in Pre-school and we had to upsize, plus I have a couple of moped/scooters that I need a trailer for and the V6 will do that. *I would like to relate to the "bigger" people out there that this vehicle is Japanese and the driver’s seat is tight. if you are over 5'10" and 200ilbs you are not going to be comfortable in the driver’s seat. the passenger seats and seat belts are better suited for you. Overall a very good buy, up to this point."
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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AMAZING CAR

by from new york ny on April 6, 2014

it the best car that anyone can ever have. Its my firsty car but its so good have been driving it for acouple of years and still drives great and no mechine problems and great for going a long ways. A...
it the best car that anyone can ever have. Its my firsty car but its so good have been driving it for acouple of years and still drives great and no mechine problems and great for going a long ways. Amazing car get it
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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Can't beat the price / performance.

by from Orlando, FL on September 20, 2014

This is actually the 2nd Suzuki XL7 I've bought. My first one was bought brand new from the then Suzuki dealer in Ft Lauderdale. 3 days after I bought it, I drove from Orlando, FL to Anchorage, Alaska...
This is actually the 2nd Suzuki XL7 I've bought. My first one was bought brand new from the then Suzuki dealer in Ft Lauderdale. 3 days after I bought it, I drove from Orlando, FL to Anchorage, Alaska. Not a hiccup on the way. That vehicle lasted for 550,000 miles; and I have to say I'm not always the best when it comes to standard preventative maintenance, either. That includes one accident (which did far more damage to the Dodge Stratus than it did to the XL7... ...and the XL7 went strong for about 200,000 miles afterwards... This latest one I bought is also a 2002; with 129,000 miles on it, so I'm expecting to have many years before it reaches the same point as the original.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Bad listing

by from Bensalem, PA on October 12, 2013

I saw this vehicle in person. The dealer did not state all that is wrong with this vehicle, including what they did not even know, a bad head gasket on this vehicle. This vehicle is a mechanic's spec...
I saw this vehicle in person. The dealer did not state all that is wrong with this vehicle, including what they did not even know, a bad head gasket on this vehicle. This vehicle is a mechanic's special, especially if you have the time to invest in rebuilding the engine from scratch to replace the head gasket. So, if you want to do the work, don't pay what the dealer is asking and offer a firm amount around $2,700. Otherwise, walk away from this vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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Thoroughly Impressed

by from OR on July 6, 2016

I have abused my 2002 XL7 in the 10 years I have owed it so far. I was/am the second owner and we just hit 215k miles. I drive this rig daily, adding an average 100 miles a day during the week days. I...
I have abused my 2002 XL7 in the 10 years I have owed it so far. I was/am the second owner and we just hit 215k miles. I drive this rig daily, adding an average 100 miles a day during the week days. Including weekends, I would say I put an average of 2300 miles every month on this vehicle as of right now. That hasn't always been the case, but the vast majority of those miles are freeway miles. To my knowledge it is been in a handful (5 to 7) of minor fender-benders and 1 side impact (more of a side scrape) accident. And it still runs like a champ. The only issues I've had since purchased at 91k miles, have been brakes, tires, and battery. But those are to be expected as each has a life expectancy. To be fair, I do not have a good maintenance records either for this rig. At this point, my XL7 sucks up oil quickly (so I have to routinely keep an eye on the oil level) and I'd say the fuel economy has dropped to an average of 13-15 mpg. My biggest complaint about his vehicle is that a rear-facing child seat is a pain to have in this rig as they simply do not fit well. I have to have my rear-facing infant carrier on the passenger side and only a very small adult is able to sit in the front seat because I have to pull the front passenger seat up so far. Once kids have graduated to forward facing seats, you'll be fine.... Just be prepared for not being able to have a front passenger for a while... I have pulled drift boats and trailers with my XL7 and it handles great, even on sand and pebbly river bends. You might need sandbags if ice/snow is a common occurrence though.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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