My 2012 SX4 manual has done 52,000km and to date it has been bulletproof. It’s really well built and much roomier upfront than most rivals. Access is easy, it’s good on the open road and can handle long trips in comfort. Luggage space is limited but it can be varied to advantage. It’s an underrated car. With its camshaft timing chain, it should give very long service.
We bought our SX4 new in 2008 and have done 120,000km of city and country driving. We’ve have had no trouble with it and if Suzuki still made them I would buy another when this one wears out.
We bought our 2010 SX4 new and were very impressed with its performance. Mechanically there was nothing to fault. It did wander and the suspension was bouncy but it was a delight to drive in the suburban and city traffic. The blind spot caused by the pillars contributed to three bad collisions, the last one a write-off.
On the recommendation of our mechanic, we bought an SX4 manual in 2007. It has done 71,000km without any problems. It can carry four people, is easy to park and drive, and its height provides easy access for us given we have back problems. We have been very happy with it, and would update to another one if it were still made. Our 2009 SX4 auto has travelled 58,000km, mostly on city trips. Apart from costs of normal wear and tear items it has been trouble-free motoring. The blind spot caused by the pillar design demands extra care at roundabouts and intersections, and the motor needs working on hills and overtaking. Otherwise, it’s a very reliable vehicle, comfortable enough and a great suburban runabout. We also like the ease of getting in and out of vehicle due to the higher seating position.
A beaut little car that is proving a reliable servant.
anyone prepared to stir it along through the gears. The gearbox choices were a five-speed manual or fourspeed auto, each geared for a spirited getaway. An update in 2010 added the Liana S and Liana GLX spec and brought modest increases in the...
Suzukis have always been highly regarded for the engineering that went into them, the engines especially. That said, they still require regular servicing to keep them in tiptop order and that’s where you should start when checking a car pre-purchase....
such as tyres and brakes. Tyres last 50,000km-75,000km, brakes likewise. So content are owners with their cars that many say they would buy another one in a heartbeat if they were still available. Two owners have a word of caution about a blind spot...