2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport 2.0L from North America
Price was my reasoning!
Tensioner belt squeals on start-up.
Cold crank issue.
Hard to start sometimes.
I really enjoy driving the car, it feels well built and handles great.
Seeing as I've only put 3000kms on it since I bought it, I seem to be having buyers regret. The small things I've noticed really seem to bother me a lot.
The car still has a manufacturer warranty for 100 000kms, so I might go see about getting that squealing belt looked at.
There are times when the car is hard to start??? I brought it to the dealership, and there was a bulletin stating that the ECU needed a re-flashing with newer software, whatever that meant. Anyways, I spent 60$ to fix it, and the problem is still happening.
I must admit I'm a little disappointed after reading such great reviews on the SX4. My main reason for buying it was the fact that it was built in Japan, so I knew the build quality would be great.
The gas mileage is pretty shameful for a compact.
Hopefully it lasts me a long time, here's hoping. If anyone has had similar issues, please comment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st March, 2012
Seems you need to go in and get it completely checked out if it is under warranty. Why would you not just do that? If you are getting poor mileage, that may be related to the other engine issues you are having.
Do you have complete service records on this vehicle? If it was not serviced properly by the dealer, you may not still have that warranty. Manufacturers offer up 100K mile warranties, but insist the car is maintained on their schedule. Don't assume you automatically have a warranty, if you don't have proof of its maintenance history.