Will My £700 Vitara Survive Off Road?
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Following on from Alex's blind purchase of a £700 Suzuki Vitara, he's taking the 4x4 off road to see if it has any redeeming features!
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  • Metalhead of Norway
    Metalhead of Norway

    so worn down street tires are good for offroading Are they???

  • Andy Millen
    Andy Millen

    Crossover time lads... For when lockdown is unlocked. Get in touch with Graham and Shaun of 4wd 24/7, fly down to aus and get some proper 4wd trails.....

  • Matt Paroz
    Matt Paroz

    I’m a bit late, but the capabilities of the Vitara where grossly let down by the driver, not saying any names , Alex . You should of had another crack at the puddle, at a proper speed while Andy the legend was there.. 🇦🇺🤙🏼

  • AN D1
    AN D1

    First gen Vitara are highly undervalued cars: if properly maintained they are little gems. It's now very difficult to find low mileage examples which has been treated well so if you find one, buy it. They are cool looking, it's comfortable, it's fast enough, it has an exceptional seating position with a lot of glass around (something you don't see anymore in modern cars), it's reliable and very capable in off roading. 95 to 98 cars have the two tone bodywork which look stylish and very 90s.

  • LimeTree
    LimeTree

    Andy is a legend

  • Viktor Morawitz
    Viktor Morawitz

    Driver those this in Zanzibar (called Escudo in Africa) and it was very solid small offroader. Despite the fact I liked Jimny better in those conditions it still got the job done very well and at least I fit in better (I'm 6'9).

  • Ellie Rose
    Ellie Rose

    Did anyone let Ethan's Dad know that you don't need him anymore or is he still out there looking for you? >.

  • Dadood Frumcheers
    Dadood Frumcheers

    We make new sausage today called alexwurst, it makes from tuna and Nutella with no free pork alternatives for real dog food.

  • Sid Rennie
    Sid Rennie

    🤣 don’t open the door!!! 🤣

  • a channel
    a channel

    The feeling when you see a disco coming over the hill knowing you’re about to be saved

  • Madpegasusmax
    Madpegasusmax

    I think it will rust after that ... and I like the Mitsu Pajero (Shogun?) Pinin farina better ... if it is the 1.8 GDi and you put a straight exaust , you will say OMG its a EVO VII ...without turbo

  • Daboss999
    Daboss999

    you made me google "rust noise"

  • Ellis James
    Ellis James

    Andy for the win!!

  • Hillzy87
    Hillzy87

    Be more prepared Have a proper snatch strap instead of a ratchet strap as well as some D Shackles Some cheap traction boards Deflate the tyres for them to bag out and get a bigger footprint And above all else.NEVER WHEEL BY YOURSELF!

  • Matt Tester
    Matt Tester

    Pretty sure this is a long way from me or I'd try the lake of doom in my bobtail Disco.

  • Early Evo Pum
    Early Evo Pum

    You kill the proton.. We can't be friends anymore

  • bilinas mini
    bilinas mini

    Jeeeeesus Andy is a beast, driving like a maniac with his disco over that trail! What a legend! Please try to find him and make a video pitching the Vitara vs the Disco

  • cj L
    cj L

    I think you’re supposed to approach large puddles at slow speeds.

  • robbie korn
    robbie korn

    I have a 04 crv I love it as a first car I can fit a lot of stuff inside like a bike pallets and I even got a toe square for a bike rack I also got it to 110 once

  • Anas Nasir
    Anas Nasir

    Ethans dad drives a really cool car. 👌🏼

    • bilinas mini
      bilinas mini

      It's no wonder it got stuck when you drive in like that.

  • Shauka Hodan
    Shauka Hodan

    Ethan’s dad is still there looking for them.

  • Neil Scrivener
    Neil Scrivener

    Does Andy have any vancancies for a new grandchild? If so can I get an appplication form?

  • cetterus
    cetterus

    Just slap some new tires with some grip on them. Can't expect to pass much mud with that slick.

  • General Guilmon
    General Guilmon

    Love it when the Forza Motorsport 7 menu music starts playing

    • Shauka Hodan
      Shauka Hodan

      Lockwood.....hold my beer

  • Tashfeen Fazal
    Tashfeen Fazal

    Bro i need a completely build of this car fix it up and take care of the rest a nice detail then after that you test the car again here.

  • RandomDrive
    RandomDrive

    9:52 can't get enough

  • D. Daniels1990
    D. Daniels1990

    Looking forward to the next episode lads 😁😁

  • aola wili
    aola wili

    Ethan’s dad is still there looking for them.

  • Stian Simonnes
    Stian Simonnes

    Love the intro, awesome cinematography!

  • smaulpaul
    smaulpaul

    Andy passed the vibe check.

  • Nico Legasto
    Nico Legasto

    9:48 The shreak of a man whose testicles just retreated back into his person.

  • TheFuxxoWorksGarage
    TheFuxxoWorksGarage

    andy is proper hero! nice one

    • aola wili
      aola wili

      If you ever get stuck there is always some guy with an old disco who'll be willing to help you out

  • bilishu aliss
    bilishu aliss

    My cat wanted me to say he really enjoyed the bird-shots. Finally something we can enjoy together ;D

    • dolita windo
      dolita windo

      Was that an aunty Donna's reference

  • Mathew Peru Michael
    Mathew Peru Michael

    hypermile on the vitara

  • Ian McLean
    Ian McLean

    It's no wonder it got stuck when you drive in like that.

    • bilishu aliss
      bilishu aliss

      Were you in 4x4 going in the water? What a rust bucket.

  • dolita windo
    dolita windo

    “To get rid of the carbon build up in this engine you need a chisel” 🤣🤣🤣

    • dolita windo
      dolita windo

      Those side boards seem to cause issues but I guess Alex needs the help getting in.

  • Outlaw84
    Outlaw84

    It doesn’t look that bad and drives and is 4wd? I’d drive it till the wheels fall off save some $$

  • The one and only banter king
    The one and only banter king

    And why is this essential So many rules broken

  • The one and only banter king
    The one and only banter king

    Lockwood.....hold my beer

    • dolita windo
      dolita windo

      The filth 😂

  • vwrocco17
    vwrocco17

    You also need a series 2 discovery

  • Brendan O'Donnell
    Brendan O'Donnell

    I had a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin, it had blue “leather” seats, met its demise after seeing how fast it could take a roundabout and accidentally taking out a lamppost.

  • christopher williams
    christopher williams

    Thats what you get when you try do donuts in a RWD with an open rear diff, just pure disappointment lol

  • Nathaniel Andruschetschko
    Nathaniel Andruschetschko

    can't wait to see the future of this when you don't need Andy

  • hoiy vinosa
    hoiy vinosa

    “To get rid of the carbon build up in this engine you need a chisel” 🤣🤣🤣

  • JoBBuS
    JoBBuS

    Yeah, Vita(ra) for life. No Suzuki's for me, except motorbikes, they are great.

  • North Of Nowhere
    North Of Nowhere

    If you ever get stuck there is always some guy with an old disco who'll be willing to help you out

  • Jack Bailhache
    Jack Bailhache

    CarWow need to watch this and see how good off road videos are made. @carthrottle for some reason it didn't look like your front wheels were turning when in the pond?

    • hoiy vinosa
      hoiy vinosa

      VURY

  • Benedict Roberts
    Benedict Roberts

    Those side boards seem to cause issues but I guess Alex needs the help getting in.

  • yeeter skeeter
    yeeter skeeter

    Was that an aunty Donna's reference

  • doliio volay
    doliio volay

    Ethan’s dad is still there looking for them.

  • António Roque
    António Roque

    Were you in 4x4 going in the water? What a rust bucket.

  • SLAV willis Almera
    SLAV willis Almera

    I recommend a snorkel , and agressive mud tyres , a winch wouldn't be a bad thing either , best of luck modding it anyway and try trim away as much rust as possible 👍

    • SLAV willis Almera
      SLAV willis Almera

      @doliio volay guaranteed 👌 😅

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay

      This is the reason Andy used to convince the Mrs to buy themself a discovery.. and I bet ya... 2 seconds after they drove off, hes ben sitting in the car shouting. "see! I told you s

  • Adz Win
    Adz Win

    U went in sooooooo hard in the lake lol

  • I'm a chicken LOL
    I'm a chicken LOL

    The filth 😂

  • C C
    C C

    I've got a 1.6 Vitara auto of the same type. Absolutely love it :DDDDDD

  • Thivyan Sutharsan
    Thivyan Sutharsan

    Imagine Alex, Ethan and Jack taking over the Grand Tour when Hammond, May and Clarkson retire

  • dcoog anml
    dcoog anml

    I love how the comments is just full of love for Andy, no one even cares about the vitara now 😂😂

  • HassanPoyo
    HassanPoyo

    Andy is a legend

  • Simon Fung
    Simon Fung

    I bet Andy had no idea he'd get thousands of likes for getting these young blokes unbogged. Well done ol' mate.

  • Oliver Hudson
    Oliver Hudson

    That sounds like the best idea ever

    • dcoog anml
      dcoog anml

      Bet they are manual locking hubs. It may say 4wd inside but if the hubs ain't locked you're pissing in the 2wd wind!

  • Sam Mannings
    Sam Mannings

    Chuck a big old lift on it and some knobbly mud plugging tyres and your good to go!

  • jamie Atkinson
    jamie Atkinson

    VURY

  • DarkCreatorn
    DarkCreatorn

    Geesh! I actually thought Alex was in his 20's

  • giorgio tommasini
    giorgio tommasini

    I wanna see that vitara boiling that lake to steam next time you come across it!!! pimp time!!!!

  • RPsketcher
    RPsketcher

    Great video, Discovery II to the rescue!

  • Daniel Northcott
    Daniel Northcott

    I’m thinking about getting a Range Rover TD6 what do people think? High maintenance cost isn’t really a concern.... unless it’s really bad haha

  • Mac Kent
    Mac Kent

    Theres a switch in the dash that puts it into sport mode, my mum had the exact same car,

  • Q Effect
    Q Effect

    This is the reason Andy used to convince the Mrs to buy themself a discovery.. and I bet ya... 2 seconds after they drove off, hes ben sitting in the car shouting. "see! I told you so!"

  • Babo Tunning
    Babo Tunning

    The vitara would do better if had some mud tires on

  • Stuart Boreham
    Stuart Boreham

    For the record there is no 'off-roading'' here as that lane is a highway = road. Off-tarmac or unpaved, yes, but not off-road. Off-roading is driving on private land, with or without permission and it's important to distinguish the two becasue off-roading without permission is illegal and a major complaint in rural areas. It often leads to lane closures and always generates lots of bad feeling. The two phrases were unhelpfully blurred by The Fast Show 20 years ago, bless them. Sadly 'Let's off-tarmac!' didn't make quite such a good catchphrase as 'Let's off-road!'. Driving un-paved roads is better known as 'Greenlaning', so maybe 'Let's greenlane!' would have done it. Or perhaps not. Stay legal folks. 👍🏾

  • Dominik
    Dominik

    Are those summer tyres?

  • RWoody1995
    RWoody1995

    I guess the upside is you cleaned the offside rear wheel :P

  • Mikey
    Mikey

    Andy, what a legend

  • Gareth Bell
    Gareth Bell

    Bet they are manual locking hubs. It may say 4wd inside but if the hubs ain't locked you're pissing in the 2wd wind!

  • Dan Jones
    Dan Jones

    Half surprised the Rover didn't breakdown en route to the rescue.

  • xhovisx1
    xhovisx1

    i miss my disco :p

  • Patrick Delaney
    Patrick Delaney

    You only had it in 2 wheel drive

  • Nemesis
    Nemesis

    Is it me or did Alex not put the car in 4WD? In the big hole, only the rear wheels are spinning.

  • Matt Lines
    Matt Lines

    Where abouts is this green lane? looks to be a goodun

  • Hellalive 89
    Hellalive 89

    Andy what an absolute animal, need more of him.

  • qopoy dnon
    qopoy dnon

    Ethan’s dad is still there looking for them.

  • Jordan Maclean
    Jordan Maclean

    Here in Australia, 4x4 country, Vitaras are Gold! even the old ones. Their worth has gone up as well as the sierra. If you spend a little on a lift and bigger tyres plus a snorkle and you will be getting further than most larger 4x4s ever will have. Most shit drivers will always blame the car 🤣 I've seen people in cheap stock 4x4 go further than poser who've spent thousands on their 4x4 just by picking their lines and knowing which speed to take. If he took it at a steady pace and created a wake so he wouldn't have flooded his engine he would've been fine.

    • qopoy dnon
      qopoy dnon

      1:19 my dad does those things 🤣🤣🤣

  • wilkothewiz
    wilkothewiz

    Disco saves the day

  • Juan Solo
    Juan Solo

    Andy has been waiting for this day 63 years, 11 months and 5 days. Andy will fall asleep happy and with a smile on his face.

  • Alexander Martin Causey
    Alexander Martin Causey

    Bought one of these at 17 for $700 as my first car. In the US, it's called the Sidekick, and mine was literally a barn find, with only 5,000 original miles. So many memories. In deep water, they're trash as you discovered. But they'll go pretty much everywhere else. I had mine for 7 years, eventually sold it for parts after a double T bone accident left the frame bent, damn I miss that thing.

  • Daniel Souders
    Daniel Souders

    I had no idea they shoved a v6 in the first gen

  • Will Morris
    Will Morris

    was it defiantly in 4wd when it was stuck?.....

  • R1234
    R1234

    sick idea! make it a monster

  • Graham Howland
    Graham Howland

    Pick up conversion, sus lift decent tyres and a winch and it’ll be an off road weapon 😀👍🏻

  • Orlando Chaves
    Orlando Chaves

    is not about the car were tire may be , put some proper tires and give a try again

  • RaMo
    RaMo

    1:45 whats the melody called???

  • fischerko
    fischerko

    "Still running though .... :D" Yeah, it does. but from that clip, it sounds like it needs the timing chain tensioner replacing. A common problem on H20, H25, H27 engines ...

  • Mudhaffar Adhwa
    Mudhaffar Adhwa

    BREAKING: Dakar rally organizers, ASO, announce the "shitbox class" for 2022

  • Cristian Popa
    Cristian Popa

    Loved it 😂👍🏻

  • John Aspinall
    John Aspinall

    "I'm happyest when I'm in a shitbox"!!!!!!!

  • Ze PIMPSKi
    Ze PIMPSKi

    Should do a series like the 330d vs m3 but for a off-road shit box

  • Zaff Iqbal
    Zaff Iqbal

    I had a Suzuki vitara fat boy - 22 inch wheels, soft top, all electronics....looked a million dollars.....everyone commented on it.....but it drove rubbish. Owned it 2 years and was reliable.

    • bilij pdan
      bilij pdan

      lol.......

  • Joseph Griffin
    Joseph Griffin

    Lol how did that get an mot with that advanced degree of rust? Snide mot much

  • That Biker
    That Biker

    1:19 my dad does those things 🤣🤣🤣

  • Soinas Doyi
    Soinas Doyi

    Jeeeeesus Andy is a beast, driving like a maniac with his disco over that trail! What a legend! Please try to find him and make a video pitching the Vitara vs the Disco

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