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#142 of 171 Re: Suziki SX-4 in Canada [pricebro]
Mar 14, 2009 (7:48 pm)
I bought mine a year ago, and have not been back to the dealer since. Mine has all options (Touring II) and nothing has broke. I has good safety ratings. You can get higher MPG with some others, but I doubt you get higher satisfaction than with this car. Oh, and there is more room to deal, because it is Suzuki and not a big seller in North America.
#143 of 171 Re: Suziki SX-4 in Canada [pricebro]
Mar 15, 2009 (3:52 pm)
I own the '07 SX4 with the sport package. I love the car. At the time I purchased it, the new sedan model was not available yet. The car has exceeded my expectations in every way except for one: gas mileage. I average around 22-23 MPG, which I feel is on the low side for a car this size. This point is emphasized whenever I see an ad from Suzuki comparing it to the Honda Fit or Mini Cooper, which both average about 10 more MPG. Although I am disappointed with the MPG, I accept it as a compromise since no other car on the market comes close to packing in as many features for the price, most important to me being AWD, ESC, and Traction Control. I can fit the whole world in this little car when I fold the seats down and the safety features are well worth the sub-par gas mileage. I live on the east coast and the car has been great in snow and ice storms. Couldn't be happier.
#144 of 171 Re: Suziki SX-4 in Canada [kosher]
Mar 15, 2009 (7:02 pm)
I have never gotten less than 27 mpg overall, though I find that disappointing as well. In warm weather, I usually hit 30 mpg.
#145 of 171 Re: Suziki SX-4 in Canada [pricebro]
Mar 17, 2009 (6:49 am)
I agree with the others. I have the SX4 Sport. I love it. It is very quiet in the cabin even at high speeds. The ride is very supple. Nice blend of ride and handling compromise. If I could keep my speed to 65 or 70 mph I can average 27-28 mpg, Bit I just can't seem to drive that slow, at 80-85 mph I get about 24 mpg. But for the comfort and good looks, I wont complain.
#146 of 171 Re: Suziki SX-4 in Canada [nace818]
Mar 17, 2009 (8:32 am)
I haven't driven the Sport, but I can tell you that the Crossover is anything but quiet in the cabin at highway speeds. It is tight, rattle-free and very little wind noise, but quiet it is not.
#147 of 171 Re: Suziki SX-4 in Canada [gregg_vw]
Mar 18, 2009 (5:43 am)
If you don't have much wind noise, I assume you are speaking of road noise. The sedan has very little tire and road noise. I have Dunlop tires. I wonder if that could be the cause of your noise. It would seem the crossover and sedans have about the same insulation. The engine is a little loud at speed, but not bad, about what I would expect from a four banger.
#148 of 171 Re: Suziki SX-4 in Canada [gregg_vw]
Mar 18, 2009 (6:16 am)
I have an 07 SX4 crossover, base model the conv. package/sport pack wasnt avail. when i got my car (sept 06) I live in WV I have about 41,000 miles now and the engine is A LOT louder then when I first purchased it. There is way to much car for such a small engine almost 4000 puunds on a 4 cly. I am also having issues with my transmission, it slips alot now. If you haven't had any problems with yours yet be prepared.. more miles the more issues..hopefully the 08-09 models have the kinks out of them. My sensors are messing up, i had to have the AC replaced (one day My floor just started flooding haha) where the front bumper conects with the finder It comes apart about a 2 in gap same with the back. Has anyone had problems with the doors? my back door panel falls off and they are warped up but i cant seem to get my dealership to get them replaced.. i went in at 3000 miles about it and several time.. they claim i have taken my doors off.. not true one fell off but ihavent taken any off haha well thats off the subject of noise..
I think i might have got a
one other thing i agree your tires might have something to do with louder road noise.. the stock tires lasted about 15000 miles so i went to Sams and bought goodyear i belive i have about 25000 on them still brand new, and saved me about 250.00 when i got all 4.. might want to change up the tires
#149 of 171 Re: Suziki SX-4 in Canada [nace818]
Mar 18, 2009 (6:18 am)
Part of it is the engine noise. You can buy any number of 4 cylinders today where you don't hear the engine when cruising between 50-60 mph. In the SX4, that sound is always there unttil you get to 65 or so and the road noise drowns it out.
#150 of 171 Re: Suziki SX-4 in Canada [kmaxine04]
Mar 18, 2009 (6:21 am)
Yoyu got a lemon. Sorry. BTW, the engine at 143 hp and 2 liters is way more than adequate for a 2800 lb car (if yours weighs 4,000, you are hauling too much stuff around).
#151 of 171 Re: Suziki SX-4 in Canada [gregg_vw]
by kyfdx HOST
Mar 18, 2009 (8:08 am)
Yeah... don't confuse curb weight with GVWR..
GVWR isn't what your car weighs...