We're looking for a nice used car for our daughter. She fell in love with a 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara with only 61,000 miles on it. It's in GREAT condition on the exterior and interior. My husband doesn't want to get it because he thinks it will be too expensive to maintain. Opinions???

It overheats and it looses alot of fluids.

just replaced the engine ....
it is going above 1 km when idle ...
i am using a 11 plate battery ...

I have changed the coil, plugs and wires and reset timing and replaced cam sensor as well since it failed ohm testing and still will not startup completely... I am weaiting on OBD2 scan tool to read into it more and reset pcm...any suggestions? Idler pulley had blown and both have been replaced with no knocking , ping, good compression on all 4 cylinders...I have tried everything a PT shadetree can do - intereference motors i now know are a pain, but for $500 and clutch and breaks and transmissions done, i need it for my daughter to go to college.

But u can put in drive it will go but doesn't seem to shift ! Is it burnt clutches or bad sensors

When I start the engine, the sound is too loud. Sometimes it goes away after 1 min and sometimes I have to wait for up to 10 min for the sound to goes off.

There doesn't seem to be any specific speed or conditions to cause this. I'll be driving along and can tell from the sound that the o/d has turned off. Other than the sound of the engine there doesn't seem to be any noticeable difference in the way the car drives.It doesn't happen all the time, only occasionally.
Is there a relay or sensor that could cause this? Or, maybe a short in the wiring to the o/d light?

The blower motor did not shut off after removing the key. It operates now but the acc light stays on and by morning the battery is dead.

I have always had trouble with my low beams. If one burns out the other goes too. Recently I was told it was the switch but I could still turn on the high beams and my blinkers worked and I always use auto. so even if the switch went out they should still come one automatically I would think and if the switch broke wouldn't that also mean I wouldn't be able to switch to the highbeams.

The headlights flash sometimes an then sometimes they quit had the altanater checked an its good. When they start doing it, its like the motor pulses with the flashing of the lights. What could be the cause of this?

No matter if im driveing or parked i can not use my Ac or heat it shuts my car off if i turn it on

The gas pedal press and the speed meter moving but the car not moving

I was driving OK and while making the turn the car rev while pressing the gas pedal,the rev clock going up ,the speed meter going up but the car just not moving. When check the drive shaft not moving but even though the speed meter moving . what are the possible causes?

I was making the turn very slow while pressing the gas pedal the rev counter going up the speed meter going up but the car not moving please assist

I have an03 Suzuki XL7 leaks water (steams) water from a seal under the intake manifold. The shop Im at wants to charge $425 just to take the intake manifold off to see what is wrong. Is it worth fixing?

Recently whenever the blower or fan is turned on at any of the speed selections for heat or A/C it makes a loud growling or grinding sound. What causes this and how costly is the repair?

So replaced my battery and alternator last month, my car started not starting, wouldn't click or try and turn over and couldn't be jumped. Mechanic couldn't find anything wrong as it started just fine for him. Drove it today and as its been happening for about a month now. My car would not start. Called the mechanic. He suggested I move the gear shift, I did. It started right up. However now every time I try to start my car I have to move the gear shift.

Why you think and how can i try and fix that

Wife drove it yesterday went out this morning won't start