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2007 Suzuki XL7

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  • guxuguxu Posts: 32
    So both of us posted comments there :) :P :shades:
  • I almost bought one a few weeks ago, but decided not to. Then today I spot a white xl7 on the side of the freeway and thought, Wow its breaking down already? Then, to my surprise, 2 miles further on the opposite side of the freeway was another black xl7 on the side! What are the odds of that? I don't know what to make of it.
  • Did any of you folks loving the XL-7 drive the '07 Outlander or RAV4 V6 before deciding? What did you find superior about the XL-7 apart from seating? thanks
  • guxuguxu Posts: 32
    I did test drive Outlander. It is a very cool small SUV, much smaller than XL7. The outlander is not as smooth or quiet as XL7.

    Outlander has a very simple folding chair style 3rd row seat, which even kids do not want to sit in. But I guess it is not worse than Highlander. Outlander does not have rear AC control either.
  • My boyfriend is considering purchasing a 2007 XL7. We have been curious how this vehicle works during big snow storms. Does anyone have any experience using their XL7 in a big storm? He is a volunteer fire fighter and needs to be able to respond to the fire house during big snow storms (a time when there are likely to be even more emergencies than usual). Any information on this would be appreciated. Thanks!
  • I own a 2002 xl-7 with 55,000 miles on it. The A/C compressor recently locked up. I searched the internet and found enough people writing about this same failure to indicate that this is a flaw (just google "suzuki a/c problem"). I understand that parts sometimes fail prematurely and believed that Suzuki might feel responsible considering the low mileage of the vehicle and the fact that this is probably related to a design/manufacturing flaw. I called the Suzuki customer service hotline and was issued a very curt and unsympathetic "it's out of warranty." I attempted to appeal my case to the district service rep (Bill Hawker) but he could not be bothered.

    Ok, I can accept the fact that they won't stand behind their product...the car IS technically "out of warranty." But, Here's the real insult....Suzuki wants $2500.00 to fix the A/C. Suzuki has made it clear that they're really going to put the screws to the customer when they know they can get away with it. they are charging in excess of $1000.00 for a part that costs $150.00 to $300.00 for any other car...I start to get concerned about all the other parts they will overcharge for.

    An overall thumbs down for ANY Suzuki product. The vehicles poor construction is augmented by support that will abscond with your money...These are folks that you just can't trust.

    (For anyone who is still "Rah Rah Suzuki." I will be happy to sell this POS to you cheap).

    Brad Winter - Overland Park, KS.
    email: flybyspam2002@yahoo.com
  • kc5ytikc5yti Posts: 38
    If I had the spare cash, I would love to take it off your hands. Mine is a 2002 with 58K. The AC is fine in it. Did you get the BOM for the repair. I bet they want to replace the lines, dryer, and coils. A compressor that fails will probably spew crap into the lines, and then the system would need to be cleaned out or replaced. Sorry to hear about the failure. I live in Olathe, myself. You could try to get your own compressor, install it, charge the system wig R-134A and PAG oil and see what happens. :)

    Regards,

    Ivan, kc5yti
  • I'm a current 2001 Astro owner and have just replaced my rear end as the diff went on it @ only 55,300 mls. Don't think i want to start spending on other things that may break down.

    I'm considering purchasing an SUV and am looking at the Suzuki as a possiblity. Seems the price is fair. Did you purchase the base model w/and of the upgrades? How has the Suzuki held up? Any minor/major issue? Also, I've been spoiled with all the space in the Astro and was wondering if i would be disappointed with the space in this SUV.

    I appreciate your feedback.

    Thxs.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    I compared this vehicle with other ones using Edmunds comparison on line and for my surprise it appears that the XL7 does not have any of these: Center differential, limited slip differential rear, limited slip differential center, descent control, etc. So how this car manages to be a SUV?
  • SUV stands for Sport Utility Vehicle and for a vehicle to fall under that category doesn't require any of the items you mentioned, its just an acronism. Before owning the XL7, I owned a 1997 Ford Explorer RWD and although it was an SUV, it lacked all the items you stated. Click on the link for a brief explanation of Suzuki's AWD system. The drivetrain computer takes care of what most of the parts you describe by braking an individual wheel allowing the wheel with the most traction to have the power like a limited slip diferential.
    http://www.suzukiauto.com/owners/faqs/awd.php
  • slinky1slinky1 Posts: 42
    I am loving my black '07 XL7 , had it for 4 months now, no probs, drives great, it's my first vehicle with AWD and with my Canadian winters i am wondering now how i lived without it!!!
    J
  • got_viagragot_viagra Posts: 4
    I have an 07 XL7 and so far everything is perfect. this vehicle for snow is the best one we have ever owned. This past winter on a really bad storm here I tryed to drive this car out of control on purpose but the the AWD system keep it strait and in control all the time. I like the way the system also works for the rain.

    Cars are just that, cars and sometime they have bad flaws in them. Until today I have not been able to find the PERFECT ONE. I owned in the past 3 Chevy, 4 Ford including an F-150, Expedition, F-250, 2 Dodge including a Durango, one Nissan, one Eclipse and so on where the mayority of them are 4x4 and until today all are CRAP. Beautiful technology but bad quality, today is the AC and tomorrow is the Trans.
    If some one really wants to find a good car then roll the time back 20 or 30 years and you will find it.
  • dawnledawnle Posts: 2
    I just recently purchased a new 2007 XL7. I noticed the map lights rattle. I did take it in to the dealership and they supposedly put a new unit on and it still rattles. It is just the plastic covers. I have a sunroof so it is not the normal with the sunglass holder, etc. The rattle does get a little annoying at times. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem, and if so, was a solution found.

    Also, I have been trying to find a cargo cover for the back area. It is a 7 pssgr SUV, but I only have that because it came as such. Only the 5 pssgr comes with a cargo cover. I have been trying to get one, but cannot find any. Suzuki does not even show it as an accessory. Anyone have ideas on where to find one?
  • got_viagragot_viagra Posts: 4
    Hey dawnle I wonder if you may be able to find the awnser here: http://www.suzuki-forums.com/ or here: http://www.car-help.net/suzuki/ These last one will charge you $9 for your Q's: http://car.justanswer.com/JA/ASP_ASK/FID_11/K_1483/P_0/TR/Suzuki-Questions.htm

    ;)
  • dawnledawnle Posts: 2
    Thank you. I will give the sites a try.
  • ahmed2ahmed2 Posts: 3
    Hi,
    I scratched my XL7 and I need touch paint code ZV7. I called two dealers and I was told that Suzuki discontinued the paint. How do I get it?
    Any help will be appreciated.
    Thanks
  • Hope this helps, some sites that I included here are for Bikes and Car Dealers, but sometimes the paint used is the same by manufacturer/codes. Sometimes a phone call to them will go far.

    Good Luck !

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    http://www.automotivetouchup.com/choosecolor/year.aspx?make=Suzuki&model=Sx4&gcl- id=CKCOzoaGpJsCFRYiagodCil3DA

    http://www.automotivetouchup.com/paint-code.htm

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    http://www.colorrite.com/department/suzuki-10023.cfm

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  • steverstever Ex Yooper, en route to New MexicoPosts: 40,509
    Sometimes you can get someone with a paint booth to make up a small quantity of auto paint for you using their paint computer gizmo. A friend of mine used to own a truck canopy business and he could make up an ounce or less of paint without much trouble. He had most of the color codes for trucks since he painted canopies to match; I assume you could plug in the Suzuki color code too and match car or SUV paint.

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  • Suzuki was already contacted by the lady who originally started this thread, and by me. They Do Not have the Touch up needed nor they make them any more. Hope this helps
  • I am looking at a used XL7 with a failed timing chain. Will this engine destroy itself if the timing chain failed?
  • Found out it is a 3.6
  • steverstever Ex Yooper, en route to New MexicoPosts: 40,509
    Gates.com has a chart that will tell you what engines are interference ones.

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