2008 Suzuki SX4 Reviews

2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport 2.0L from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0L Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Esteem

Summary:

Price was my reasoning!

Faults:

Tensioner belt squeals on start-up.

Cold crank issue.

Hard to start sometimes.

Interior rattles.

General Comments:

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

2nd Mar 2012, 11:50

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.

2008 Suzuki SX4 2.0 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Excellent value for the price

General Comments:

All I have to say about this car is WOW!!

It is a fantastic car, very comfortable to ride in and drive.

Very spacious interior, has a nice growl when pushed.

The only thing I do not like is the fuel economy; best I got so far highway is 30 MPG.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2011

2008 Suzuki SX4 GS 1.6 from Romania

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired4 kilometres
Most recent distance30000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

The best

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

It is the best car I've ever driven, even when it's snowing, it is the first car on the road (it is 4x4).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2009

2008 Suzuki SX4 from North America

Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Most recent distance45000 kilometres

Summary:

Bestest car ever

Faults:

Nothing - absolutely perfect.

General Comments:

We had an old Kia Sportage before this that was on death's door. We searched for 6 months, so that when the Kia finally died, we wouldn't have to make a rash decision

We looked at everything in the lowest to second lowest level with all manufacturers, and when we test drove the SX4 we decided not to wait until the Kia died, but to buy it right away.

The car handles astoundingly well, and is very comfortable. We can't get quite as much cargo in it as we could in the Kia, but it's still more than adequate for our needs most of the time.

Fuel consumption is pretty good too.

My wife drives a LOT with her job - up to 300 kilometres a couple of days a week, and we've put 45,000 kms. on the car in less than a year, with no adverse effects at all.

When we've paid for this one, I'll inherit it, and we'll buy another one.

The only odd thing is the little triangle windows on the front posts - at first it was disconcerting having such a blind spot there, but after you've driven the car a few times you're used to it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2009

2008 Suzuki SX4 Touring Package 2 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous carSuzuki XL-7

Summary:

Best purchase ever!

Faults:

Absolutely no problems with this vehicle.

General Comments:

I drive it like I stole it, and it responds well to my driving habits.

Working on a mountain top, the four-wheel drive is necessary and responsive. Handles great in heavy rain with the iAWD engaged, and FWD offers little difference to me. Loving this car!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2009

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 12 reviews