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Hi all

 

I am new to all this- so hello!

 

After a really awful year, which included our first baby passing away- we thought we would treat ourselves to a car to chear us up. I have been after a small 4x4 for some time for various things I do and settled on a Suzuki Grand Vitara. It is a petrol model that was described as doing and average of 31 MPG and up to 37 MPG on a long steady run.

 

After two weeks of having it it has averaged 24 MPG and even only motorway driving at a steady 70MPH it only did 24 MPG.

 

This is nowhere near what it is meant to do- and I know it depends on the driving, but this was us trying to be as careful as possible.

 

Had I known it was this thirsty I woulod not have gone near it and bought a more frugal model. This is worse than a Range Rover!

 

I have contacted the dealer who is going to test it- but I have told them I don't want the car and am happy to swap it and purchase a more economical even it that means paying more.

 

Any idea what rights I have here- I think it is basically not as described.

 

Any help would be good to save another thing happening in a bad year!

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Hi

 

Is this a new or used vehicle? And how long have you had it?

 

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Ok, I think that you should give the dealer the opportunity to investigate. Not sure it will fall into a 'not as decribed' issue and I don't think you can start talikng rejection at this stage for this type of problem. It may be it needs some simple adjustment. However, if they can't rectify it, then you go down the rejection route.

 

Keep us posted.

 

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The advice I offer will be based on the information given by the person needing it. All my advice is based on my experiences and knowledge gained in working in the motor and passenger transport industries in various capacities. Although my advice will always be sincere, it should be used as guidence only.

 

 

I would always urge to seek professional advice for clarification prior to taking any action.

 

 

Please click my reputation 'star' button at the bottom of my profile window on the left if you found my advice useful.

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I would always urge to seek face to face professional advice for clarification prior to taking any action.

 

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I can assure you it is NOT worse than a Range Rover! I have had them and 24mpg would have been a dream!

 

If you have the 16v base model 3 door, the MPG is poor. If you ahve the v6 top of the range model, 24mpg is average.

 

I drive a 3.0 v6 Laguna Auto with all the toys, leather etc. I get 37mpg at 60mph.

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Proving poor MPG is an extreamly difficult thing to prove. For example, I continually managed to achieve 42mpg from a 2009 MY Range Rover at an average speed of 68 mph. I questioned the figures I quote and they were checked and confirmed. And... this is with a DPF fitted.

 

The thing is that MPG figures quoted are based on a sample of real life tests so are not a guarantee of what you would expect to get. It's a very subjective argument where there is not a possibility of an accurate outcome. However, sufficient data exists on engine performance where under certain circumstances you can predict what the MPG should be to be expected. This is not a requirement to be published and frankly would be impossible to do.

 

There is as I see it at the moment, insufficient evidence to reject the car.

 

I would recommend that before taking any legal route you ask the dealer to get the car checked properly where all pressures and leak off values are recorded along with cylinder pressure checks.

 

The infortunate thing nowadays is that if "it does'nt show a fault code" then they think nothing is wrong.

 

This is just rubbish. If it shows no fault then they need to go back to basics and start physical checks.

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