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.

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


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

14th May 2016, 11:00

April 2015. I got rid of the SX4. During the Christmas holidays the airbag light came on. I brought it to the dealer and the code stored said that it was part of a recall whereby the passenger airbag would not work properly. It was fixed for free.

Soon after the check engine light came on and the code was P2097. This pointed to a faulty oxygen sensor which I had replaced. The light came back on with the same code. This time the MAF sensor was cleaned. Light came back on again. Mechanic replaced the same oxygen sensor saying it was defective. Two days later the light came back on again with the same code. Brought it to the dealer who proceeded to change the spark plugs and changed the MAF sensor. Took the car home, and 2 km from the dealer the light came back on again with the same code. Dealer could not understand why the light came back on. This time dealer took 2 oxygen sensors from another SX4 and put them on the car. Light disappeared. Took it home and 2 weeks later the code came back on again. Code this time was P0420. Pointed to the oxygen sensor again. Was really fed up of seeing the light on and got rid of it. Too bad because I really liked the car.

2008 Suzuki SX4 GS 1.6 from Romania


The best



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


Bestest car ever


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