Suzuki XL-7 Review from Saudi Arabia

2008 Suzuki XL-7

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance68000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry


Not reliable at all


So, the car I'm talking about here is the XL7 that is designed in Japan and assembled in Canada. Since I owned this car, I started to get reliability problems like the front seat won't move forward, I needed to try several times, the indicators, air conditioner,... etc.

After 68,000 km, I heard a voice coming from the engine like "Grrrrrrrrr". I took it to the workshop. I was told that the timing chain is stretched. Don't be surprised, yes the timing chain was stretched. Spare parts from the dealer were priced at USD 1,500, but luckily I came to know that the engine is similar to the 2007 Lumina's. Spare parts cost me around USD 600 from GM.

The moment I fixed the car, I decided to sell it right away.

General Comments:

The car is comfortable, but full of reliability problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th January, 2011

Average review marks: 4.4 / 10, based on 1 review