Last post on Jul 14, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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Suzuki SX4, SUV
#3 of 7 Re: SX4 5-speed in mountain states [kmaxine04]
Feb 20, 2008 (6:48 am)
I agree with both of you on those little side windows! ( I am under 5' myself) and have even pulled out in front of a cop at an intersection - couldn't see "through" that side support! I also live in the hills of Pittsburgh, and if you get a good running start, she makes the hills just fine Sorry, I also still think its a great little car for the money- its a keeper!
#4 of 7 Re: SX4 5-speed in mountain states [itxaaro]
Oct 10, 2008 (7:15 am)
I found the triangular windows distracting also and a bit dorky. I had only those windows limo tinted. It really helps and it looks alot better.
#5 of 7 Re: SX4 5-speed in mountain states [itxaaro]
Feb 16, 2009 (7:20 am)
I live in Alberta Canada and have a 5 speed. I have had some wonderful drives through to the coast. The car was fast til you reach the highest passes where there is less air to burn. Everybody else was having more trouble making speed than me, well there was this cobra mustang that left me behind 450hp I guess, but other than that. Keep the revs up. The car was surprising me and many others. As for the little windows I think they improve the visibility forward and low. All of the highly raked windcheating cars have this distraction.
#6 of 7 Engine not powerful enough to keep up
Jul 14, 2009 (9:40 am)
My experience with my 2009 SX4 crossover touring automatic has been that it has to fight to keep up with traffic while climbing the Rockies (as well as in slight changes in highway grade on I-25)...with the engine growling like a beast....and not in a good way....it guzzles even more gas while climbing.....this car is very much a flatlander best suited for driving around town well under 45mph....perhaps the manual transmission is better...I do not know. What I do know is that I was a huge mistake for me to buy this car. I was much better off with my old car.
#7 of 7 Re: Engine not powerful enough to keep up [stapletondoc]
Jul 14, 2009 (8:23 pm)
I got a 5-spd specifically so that I could downshift for more power when I need it. I find acceleration to be adequate, although granted, I cannot keep up with the Hemi's.