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What should you look for when buying a Suzuki 4x4?

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When buying a Suzuki 4x4, first consider how you plan to use it the most. Some models are more suitable to purely off-road use, while others are designed for normal driving and have more limited off-road capacity.

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What should you look for when buying a Suzuki 4x4?
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Suzuki 4x4s come in a variety of sizes, from the small Swift to the much larger Grand Vitara. There are also some soft-top models, such as the SJ, and these have a smaller interior and a higher clearance. While they can be suitable for daily driving, they are designed more for off-road use. The Jimny is a bit of a combination, with an estimated 40 miles per gallon fuel efficiency on roads but tough enough for most off-road situations. Also, consider whether you prefer all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Some Suzukis are designed for the former. Most models also have several designs with small changes that can affect the car's suitability for various uses.

If you are buying a used vehicle, make sure the four-wheel drive works and that the tires are in good condition. Check for uneven wear particularly, because it can indicate a mechanical problem. Have a qualified mechanic inspect the engine to make sure it is working properly. Do not worry about small scratches, dents or other wear if you are looking for an off-road vehicle, because those are normal cosmetic blemishes.

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