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