07-23-2019, 02:08 PM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
sounds like its got a bad miss.
As always, diagnosis is the key.
Get it scanned for codes.
Start with the basics, check or replace the plugs (you do replace them at the recommended intervals don't you?, check boots, lances etc.
Don't drive it like this, the strong gas smell is it running rich, that will destroy the Cat in short order resulting in a very expensive problem and replacement.
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
2008 Swift M15A
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy
"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."