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#1088 of 1355 2005 Suzuki XL7 Changes
Aug 25, 2004 (5:41 pm)
I recently received an e-mail from a representative at Suzuki. Enclosed was a word document of the 2005 lineup.
XL-7: Get Into a Family Adventure
A stylish, midsize SUV with the following major standard equipment: 2.7-Liter, 185-horsepower V6 engine; air conditioning with automatic climate control and micron air-filtration; five-speed automatic transmission (models with automatic transmission); 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels; power windows, locks and heated mirrors; AM/FM in-dash CD player with seven speakers including sub-woofer; keyless remote entry with panic button; cruise control; “drive-select” push-button four-wheel-drive system with instrument panel indicator (four-wheel-drive models only) and hard spare tire cover. A Consumer Digest “Best Buy” in 2003 and 2004.
Available features include: Third-row seating with rear air conditioning; five-speed automatic transmission; leather seating surfaces; heated front seats; power tilt-and-slide sunroof; rear spoiler; floor mats; and a in-dash six-disc CD changer; side-step running boards.
 2005 XL-7 trim levels
 LX: Well-equipped, five-passenger model, with air conditioning, a seven speaker CD audio system, and power windows and locks. Available with manual or five-speed automatic transmission in two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
 LX III: (with third-row option): Well-equipped seven-passenger model.
• Three-row seating with rear air conditioning. Available in two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, with a standard five-speed automatic transmission.
 EX: ‘Loaded’ five-passenger model. Available in two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, standard five-speed automatic transmission, with leather package and power tilt-and-slide sunroof.
 EX III: (With third-row option): ‘Loaded’ seven-passenger model.
• Three-row seating with rear air conditioning, side-step running boards and available with leather package. Two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive options.
 Changes on all XL-7 trim levels
 New tire pressure monitoring system
 New chrome “S” badge on spare tire cover
*Question marks do not mean anything.
#1089 of 1355 Tire, Tires, Tires
Sep 01, 2004 (7:18 pm)
Can anybody out there recommend any good or great all season tires for my XL7. I have looked and looked for some nice all season, tires for mine and have had no luck. The odd size has seemed to be one of the problems. I was hoping for some nice Uniroyal Tigerpaws, had those on my 98 Suzuki they where really nice.
Snow & Water traction is my biggest priorities. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
#1090 of 1355 Re: Muffler [lkrk11]
Sep 12, 2004 (10:35 am)
this was a muffler question but im interested in the dvd player. Does an overhead dvd work in a xl-7 ? I am thinking of installing one but am worried if it will interfere with rear air conditioning duct work.
Sep 12, 2004 (2:45 pm)
My cold idle runs at about 1700 as well, and doesn't settle until about 3-5minutes later. This usually means a heavy clunk trying to shift into reverse and drive. All my other vehicles will kick down in RPM if you step on the gas a little. but not the xl-7.
Could I need a reprogramming of the ECM?
#1092 of 1355 new owner
Sep 13, 2004 (9:17 pm)
I'm over joyed to find a forum devoted to xl-7 owners.I have recently bought my first suzuki xl-7 and I'm very pleased with what i got for my money. this is easily the best equiped 4x4 on the market for the price.Now for information.What are the best replacement tires for this vehicle,i was lead to belive that the bridgestone duellers are only good for about 25k miles.All in put will be appriciated.Also does any one know if suzuki uses a special engine oil in the new cars to break in thier engines or should i get my first oil change after the 1000k miles.
Sep 14, 2004 (7:24 pm)
I helped someone out on this board a couple of months ago with this question. Yes, an overhead DVD system does work in the XL7. I didn't get one (my DVD player is under the front passenger seat), but my dealer had one on display a couple weeks back. Looked nice! But, I'm confused as to why you think it would interfere with the rear air conditioning duct. That duct is above the second-row bench and the DVD monitor goes above the FIRST-row seats.
#1094 of 1355 Re: My cold idle [avenger1]
Sep 16, 2004 (12:30 pm)
Mine does the same, My guess is it is normal engine warmup process. It settles down much faster in the summer than in the winter. Obviously the ambient temperature is much lower in the winter. I have had several vehicles in the past that do the same thing. In fact, my old 82 Mustang did something similar. It was related to the carburetor. Once the engine warmed up to operating temp, it settled to the standard idle. One thing I have noticed over the last few months is that my XL-7 is idling a little bit rough. I think this may be due to some build up of carbon in the combustion chamber. I noticed this when I changed the plug and looked into the cylinders. I will be trying a fuel additive to see if it can help clean them out. Does anyone else have a similar experience?
#1095 of 1355 oil changes
Sep 17, 2004 (5:06 am)
when is the first oil change due.THe manual says 7500 miles but that cant be right.
#1096 of 1355 2005 XL7/XL7 Brochures In Stock!
Sep 17, 2004 (5:39 am)
FYI: The 2005 XL7 is in stock and so are the brochures. I didn't sit in one when I dropped my XL7 for maintenance this morning because all they added was a new "S" logo on the tire cover and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System aka TPMS. BTW, the new 2005 Suzuki brochures are twice as big as any brochure they've ever had with huge color pictures. And the good thing is: each car has it's own seperate brochure!!!
#1097 of 1355 Tires for xl-7
Sep 17, 2004 (5:44 am)
Hello everyone, its been a while since i have posted on the xl-7 site. I spend most of my time on the verona and forenza site since we have them also. Concerning tires for the xl-7, my bridgestone tires were horrible, and at 25,000miles they went bald. My suzuki service mgr agreed that those tires are horrible, and sent me to the tire place they use, and they reccommended the MIRADA TIRES, which are made by yokohama. These tires cost me 80.00 installed including everything, and my wife and i definately feel the difference in handeling of our xl-7. Yes the size is hard to find, but these tires are excellent, and just do a search for mirada tires on line to see how they rate.