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What's so "Grand" about it?

So I'm walking back from lunch today and pass a Suzuki "Grand Vitara" parked along the street.

I'm not sure what a "vitara" is or how you would know if one is "grand" or not. However, this rather unsightly plain-jane econ-SUV barely registered and I'm trying to figure out what is so "Grand" about the "Vitara"?

FWIW, googling vitara reveals this rather interesting product: Vitara for Her

(FTL is probably suing them for ripping him off! )

I don't know if that was the image for which Suzuki was striving, if so, they missed the mark.

Other than that, anyone have any ideas as to what makes the Suzuki Vitara "grand"?

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Most likely its the minimal cost of repairs you will have to pay when it breaks down....LOL...that was to easy..

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Did you ever drive a Samurai? One of these Vitara things would seem pretty grand by comparison.
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Did you ever drive a Samurai? One of these Vitara things would seem pretty grand by comparison.
Ouch dude, that's pretty faint praise, indeed
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Oh fuck, we have had the Grand Vitara over here for years, since the early 90's, it is a serious piece of crap........
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From a European perspective they are a reasonable proposition.
more for the caravan towing fraternity who imagine they NEED a 4WD
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Suzukis are pieces of shit. They may have the best warranty in the business but how does that do any good when you're broke down on the interstate at 2:00 a.m.?

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