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 Post subject: Re: 3 years on, not many own one?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:18 pm 
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I drove an SX4 for a week once, and it was "nice" but the lag on the throttle by wire would drive me nuts!! So annoying!!

I am working interstate and renting a Lancer most weeks these days - I quite like it to drive, but consistently find the speedo is over-reading compared to GPS!! :?
It is not a GPS problem 'cos every other car I drive is on the money..
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 Post subject: Re: 3 years on, not many own one?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:16 am 
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The J series doesn't feel 'exciting' no matter how hard you wring it's neck (in my experience). Happy to have someone give an example to the contrary.


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The J18A in the GTX felt pretty good from memory, the car was fairly quick and revved well.


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 Post subject: Re: 3 years on, not many own one?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:03 am 
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Popularity should be higher as most reviews are OK

e.g.
it's not completely inept off-road either, and can manage to get relatively muddy if the track hasn't been too badly abused by the elements.

I was expecting to be mildly bored with the SX4 but at the end of a week driving the sports cross-over vehicle I was both surprised and quite impressed with its energetic attitude. It can hold a decent line through a corner, is fairly responsive, and can also be quite frugal if you don't push it too hard. For less $25,000 the new Suzuki represents exceptional value, and if it weren't for the shabby interior plastics it may have scored even higher.

This intrepid new vehicle is a compact car with the sensibilities of an AWD and successfully builds on the recent gains made by the Suzuki Swift. The Japanese automaker took a bit of risk with the SX4; it's unorthodox, it's unconventional, it's different. But it works -- and it works well.


I read somewhere how they sold less than 500 is that per year or all time?
Anyway as a past GTI owner of three in the family since 1988 and seen how the GTi's price value and reputation has dropped, possibly due to the takeover by the fast and furious crowd who lowered them, turbo'd them and basically drove them into oblivion.

Maybe the high start price of the SX4 puts them out of reach for now (from modifying and make go fast)
and if as people above state they are merely shopping trolleys
then what can we expect from such a car.

having said all that, I am game and I just bought one cheap.

4700KM
$16,805
AWD
GYB
6 speed
2 years of warranty to run.

So in the family we now have an RE1 SWIFT (wife)
A SWIFT RE415 RED (Daughter) and very nice
and now a toy for the boy
an RE420

if it doesnt work and drops in price well so what everything drops in price.



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 Post subject: Re: 3 years on, not many own one?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:27 am 
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[YLD80Y] wrote:
Same reasons the community of new Swift owners on here is rather small.

2) The SX4 isn't really an enthusiasts car, just a soccer mum shopping cruiser.


If the SX4 is a shopping trolley then the Mighty Boy :P must rate like the mini-toy shopping trolley they give the kids to follow Dad around Bunnings.


But even so the lack luster under-powered Mighty Boy which got a terrible reputation for safety and power from 1987 has joined the status of cult cars and the price which went from $7K to $5K to $2K has gone back to $5K+
But its still a Mighty Boy.

reputations are made and lost on opinions..opinions won't keep you warm at night
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 Post subject: Re: 3 years on, not many own one?
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and yet you have so many of them..

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 Post subject: Re: 3 years on, not many own one?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:36 pm 
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So in the family we now have an RE1 SWIFT (wife)
A SWIFT RE415 RED (Daughter) and very nice
and now a toy for the boy
an RE420


RE1 is an RS415
The New Swift is an RS415
and the SX4 is an SW420

I'd be half way interested if there was an AWD hatch, instead of I have the choice of an AWD where I am forced to have roof racks and un-colour coded guards (which both require panel work to remove), or a hatch that looks good but doesn't get the AWD option.

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I just checked the Suzuki site.. and the hatch variant seems missing from the line up? now you can only get an AWD or 2WD crossover.. or the sedan? no 2WD hatch?

http://www.suzuki.com.au/vehicles/model ... d/overview

The 2WD hatch appears in the top section, but it's not an option in the lower section? :? is this just an oversight?


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