Best purchase I ever made.
Bought my 2004 Suzuki XL-7 in 2014 with 91000 kms on it, now it has 169000 kms. Used it most for driving to work a 30 Km trip one way. Truck has been great, all I have done to it is replace shock absorbers on the back, the rest has been regular maintenance. I am looking to replace it but am very leary of buying another vehicle as they all seem to have big dollar problems. For a 16 year old vehicle my Zuk outshines all the trucks I have been looking at, I wish they still made them.
Perfect for family
Excellent make. There is no body-on-frame SUVs of the same class and capabilities nowadays. If Suzuki only improve front look to more aggressive, add modern interior stuff and differential locks it would become a bestseller.
Never broke down
Top five cars I?ve ever owned And I?ve owned many news and used and love tha color they used silver is awesome and4x 4 works great
4x4 Suzuki XL EX is a wonderful choice for wintery
Great automobile for snowy climate and rainy weather or hill country with the 4x4 option. Good room inside and fabulous storage in the back. A car to be proud to drive up in. Super looking dash and excellent window visibility for driving.
One of the best midsized SUV of those years.
All my family can fit and we carry all our stuffs. We took it off-road and it did really well. Suzukis are amazing.
Incredible value with a great warranty
I purchased my 2004 XL-7 in Jan 07 to replace a larger SUV. Although the gas mileage isn't as great as I'd hoped (averaging 17-18 mpg in mixed driving) it does everthing I need it to do and it's immense fun to drive. The middle row is used for baby/child seats and I put the dog in the back row. The rear air conditioning is actually FAR better than I expected it to be. This is a big deal when you transport dogs in summer in Arizona! So far we've had no reliability problems other that the speaker cones have dried out it the heat and now the stereo sounds different
Great Vehicle For The Money
The only problems are: #1 The exterior noise, the windows are thin and could be better or have better insulation; #2 Handling in windy situations, either on a street or the highway/interstate, you can feel the wind push the car. No one hand driving during high winds. Beside that, it gets great fuel mileage. As I don't sit back there often, the back seat is not the most comfortable place for tall people or those with long legs!
Best Value for Money
Im in Australia, Im not to sure about the US version but i reacon they will be the same car. Performance wise this car is great! Pleanty of torque when need it, plenty of over taking power on demand too. For its price the features are great! has that luxury look to it, with chrome handles etc. Dual Zone Aircon. and 6 stacker CD player which has quite impresive sound!. Other features are optional, eg cruise control, sunroof, bull bars etc etc, and at a cheap price too! Servicing is also cheap. I also have a Hi end luxury sports car, i expect things to handle well! Otherwise i simply will not purchase it. This car is very stable, handles like a car and better than quite a few i must add! It feels safe, and solid on road and off road. I have taken it off road, into sand dune land, far in the outback, driven it in deap mud, through creeks, and i must say this car handled it with ease, and even on rough roads it was a nice smooth and quite ride. Im always the one leading the pack. Or sitting behind when things gets rough helping the guys who get stuck. Only things that are a minus is fuel econimy but for a 4x4 its not bad. average around 12L/100Km around the city 10 on the highway. There is a dash rattle, but not loud enough to be irritating, and funny enough disapears as soon as you go off road. Overal im very impressed with the car, and chose it over many other more expensive 4x4 and SUV's I would highly recomend this car for anyone on a tight budget. or growing families that enjoy aventures. Or couples that just like to get away frequently. As rear seats can fold down flat. So always somewhere to sleep. Top Car, reliable, great performance, great features, and at a rediculously low price! a top buy!