this car is perfect for me except for two small problems. The steering wheel is not adjustable. so that when I'm driving I cannot see the clock on the dashboard. so I always have to shift around to be able to see what time it is. secondly, if you want to use the roof rack you have to unscrew the radio antenna. I'm afraid I'm going to lose it! other than that it's a great little four-wheel drive. I can carry all my stuff from home Depot inside it on top of it. it looks cute and it's great on gas.
Not the Greatest
The recalls are often the same on the Grand Vitara as the issues I have, or for newer models. The recalls don't seem to apply for the SX4 2008 . My Manual transmission went at 120. klms the car had 65 thousand when bought and it seems they found caulking already on the transmission case when it was repaired.Now the belt that runs everything from steering to heating at 131.,this is a dangerous situation as car can stop dead.(Idler pulleys tend to last quite some time. However, driving style and operating environment may affect part longevity. The majority of vehicles will surpass 100,000 miles before idler pulley replacement is needed.)I don't consider this to be a long time.Then the oil pressure switch the week before.
Very Reliable Gas efficient car
I really love the way my suzuki handles. Also, Its a very reliable car with great gas mileage. I have no issues with it in the years I have owned it, even as the miles are starting to get rather high.
great car for commuting or just around town trips the mileage is great and I found this one with under 28K miles...
car saved my life.
I believe tis car was built for safety, reliability, and economy. I was in a major accident encountered a guard rail going 50mp. I bounced off guard rail 10 times. My dog was sitting on te passenger side being te point of impact. We survived uninjured. I would recommend tis car to anyone but especially to people wit youngsters.
A great value
I have owned my SX4 for almost 3 years - I bought it with 19K miles on it and it now has 56k. I have owned many small cars and this is, by far, my very favorite one. It rides SO much nicer and quieter than a Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or any of the domestic small cars that I drove before I made my decision. A little research will show you that these are still made all over the world to this day (in Europe they are badged as a Fiat Sidici) and it is a real shame that Suzuki decided to leave the US market. Great little car. I have had no issues with mine, at all, and if you can find a low-mile one - buy it. I recommend this car to anyone that appreciates value and trouble free driving.
I bought a pretty good car. The heat works, the clutch is responsive, and the radio works. However, I did have to get the dealership to address a few issues that they did not take care of upon my purchasing the vehicle. Unfortunately the dealership was not very responsive. I had to make numerous phone calls and left several messages, all of which went unanswered. I eventually had to just show up at the dealership to get the issues addressed. My previous car had better gas mileage so I really noticed the lower gas mileage, though if driven in a good manner the car does get okay gas mileage.
$$ Great value for the money
I probably drove 10-15 different cars, all similar in size and space, before I decided to buy this used 2010 Suzuki SX4. It has become my favorite car of all time. It feels reallty well put together and much more solid that anything in a similar price point. It rides SO much nicer and has decent body insulation. Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Honda Fit all seems great - until you drive them. You can't hear anything inside except road noise. Difficult to have a conversation. This is where the little Suzuki excells. It is a very competitive market, and its a shame Szuki decided to pull out of it in America. They had a real winner working.
I found the dealership to be easy going and so far the car is great only had it 20 days ... I wish it had a little more power . But its is to cute
Happy with it!
I've had the car for 2 months. Everyone likes the style. I like the roomy interior, the quick steering, the cargo space with the seats down, the arm rests on both sides that let your hands rest comfortably on the steering wheel at just the right points for driving. The suspension is a little hard and you feel the bumps, but that makes for sportscar handling, and I did not buy it as a luxury car. I have the front wheel drive model, and with front wheel drive on other cars I've found that's good enough for the Chicago snows. I drive mostly in the city and I love how easy it parks in a small space!