Last post on Jun 04, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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Suzuki SX4, Suspension
#27 of 34 No accidents yet in SX-4
May 30, 2012 (4:33 pm)
prismb, When I researched the SX-4 before I bought one last year, I didn't read anything that made me the least apprehensive about safety. Its loaded with airbags, curtains, etc. My everyday commute route is a dangerous one with many high-speed accidents. In fact, my SX-4 replaced an 09 Subaru Outback that was hit from behind at 65 mph by a young kid in an Impala while I was stopped at a red light and totalled. I'm always aware of the danger of my commute route, see many fatalities, yet feel secure in my SX-4. My only concern is that I'll be hit from behind by speeding maniacs. If I could buy a tank that got 32 mpg and cost under 16K, then that would be an option.
#28 of 34 Re: 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Shake [prismb]
Jun 03, 2012 (5:56 pm)
We bought a 2012 Suzuki SX4 in March I think...maybe April? Anyway, I researched it as well, and I was surprised to see that 7th unsafest article. They added stability control on the 2012, and the research I did reflected what your other reply did...maybe not the totally safest in the world, but not the 7th unsafest from what I saw. I used to have a Tracker, and this car drives like my manual Tracker did several years ago (90s). It has a sporty feel to it so I feel as if I get a sporty car that is plenty big for my 8 year olds to grow up in, tons of trunk space, and although I wouldn't take a curve at 75 in it...I wouldn't take one in really any vehicle.
I think if you are considering cars that are affordable and roomy enough for a couple of kids...maybe even three...and two adults, plenty of trunk space, and a sporty ride (this is not a luxury smooth super ride, but you aren't paying for one and the ride is fun and we enjoy it), and that are reasonably safe it isn't a bad idea. I wish my remote entry thing had a trunk release on it, but otherwise so far I wouldn't change anything else.
As for the interior, I'm not sure why people would complain. I am short, and this seat is up high enough for me to see well, I can reach controls, and there is plenty of room. There is room in the cabin for all four of us and another in the back if they had a friend with us, and it's the first car I ever had that I really felt comfortable driving. I am guessing it wasn't made for tall people maybe, but since it is higher than some cars I think there is plenty of room for anyone.
We don't regret the choice at all so far, and the warranty is nice, too. The used cars we considered cost almost or as much as this car new, and we have a great warranty that we wouldn't have had with the high mileage used ones. The service people have made sure we know they are there if we need them, too, and maybe it isn't perfect, but we really like it so far. I even got a color I love.
#29 of 34 Re: 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Shake [ramfroggie]
Jun 04, 2012 (5:13 am)
A safe or unsafe car is 96% dependent on the driver.
The government has successfully convinced people
that NO one has to be responsible anymore.
#30 of 34 Re: 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Shake [hondadave7]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 04, 2012 (5:47 am)
4% is a pretty big number.
Of course, it's really significant if you're one of the ones affected.
Stability control is a big plus imho.
#31 of 34 going to take the plunge
Jun 04, 2012 (6:41 am)
Thanks for all your imput. Although I don't see many of these cuties out there on the road, it
will make my (new to be) Suzuki unique and will stand out in the parking lot as a different vehicle from all the rest. I like that part. I'm going out today to purchase one. Sedan vs hatchback but want front wheel drive regardless. I don't need AWD. Hope they have what I want as there are very few dealers in my area and I have to travel a long way to get to one.
#33 of 34 Re: going to take the plunge [prismb]
Jun 04, 2012 (4:05 pm)
prismb, I don't know where you are located, but check out the internet pricing at www.fitzmall.com. I am a repeat customer and recommend them without reservation. Their internet prices are real.
And please let us know what you get!
#34 of 34 Re: going to take the plunge [morin2]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 04, 2012 (4:53 pm)
I keep forgetting that Fitzmall sells stuff besides Toyota and Subaru.