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Suzuki SX4 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • I got a 2007 SX4 manual Sport with 12K miles on it -- owner traded it in for 2008 automatic. It has the basic 2008 convenience package, with addition of wide body moldings, spoiler, leather shift boot, carbon fiber shift knob, center arm rest, ipod integration, -- $14,800. I added all-weather mats in front and cargo space, and cargo net. Had I bought new, would not have gone with the red color, but could not love this car more! It is a little sure-footed tank in snow and ice.

    Also looked at the 2008 Impreza ($18,400) but it didn't feel like I was getting $3600 more car. And the Mazda3 didn't have the AWD standard.
  • sx4dudesx4dude Posts: 1
    I paid $16787.32 after tax, title, and fees. Financed for 60 months at 0%. Payments are $278 a month!
  • paimonpaimon Posts: 3
    Dear SX4 owners:

    I'm considering the SX4 Sport, but it's hard to find the sedan with MT and Touring package. Did any of you order a certain configuration? Also, has anybody here purchased SWT accessories? There are several I like (upgraded shifter, drilled pedals, etc.) but I don't know about installation and/or warranty.

    How is acceleration for MT?

    Any major reliability issues?

    Thanks for the info.
  • lakebearohlakebearoh Posts: 1
    Sticker was 18,595 before I added the Wide body side mouldings and Center Armrest. They still sold it to me for 17,500 and I had the 500 coupon from the Autoshow in Cleveland. Took the 0% financing for 5 years (why not use their money) and my payment is under $300 a month :)
    Ganley Suzuki in Lakewood, OH ask for Laurie she was Great to work with.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Including tax, title and tax, I paid $17000. That included the $750 rebate, which I chose rather than the 0% plus free summer gas.
  • stoner56stoner56 Posts: 3
    0% ?? check on suzukiauto.com, it requests your zip code which will confirm 0% or not. Might be worth driving to closest area that offers. 0% over 4-5 years can save $1000's. I just bought 2) SX4's in DFW(dallas Fortworth area ) both at 0% 60 months. Living on Suzuki money!! while mine earns interest!
  • stoner56stoner56 Posts: 3
    bought 2 sx4's
    in Dallas -sx4 sport Convenienc package, fwd, auto. MSRP $17,085. paid $16,300 + TTL. got 0% 60 month deal.

    in Arlington- sx4 Crossover Convenience package fwd, auto. MSRP $17,345. paid $16,715 + ttl. got same 0% 60 mth deal.
    very satisfied.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Not bad. But for less money than what you paid (removing ttl fees from my earlier post), I got a Crossover AWD with Touring II manual (all other possible options like keyless go and stability control). Whereas you saved $600 - 700, with the rebate (not available with the 0% financing), I got mine for about $1500 off list. You will of course be able to keep your money and earn interest on it over time, but by taking the rebate I got an instant $750 in the bank. FWD models actually offer a $1000 rebate. That's a chunk of change that can also earn interest over five years.

    However, if you can't pay cash, the 0% is definitely the way to go. And even though CD and other savings account rates suck now, if you could put the whole loan amount in a five year CD, you would make as much as $2K to $3K in interest over the life of the loan if you shopped around.
  • Hi,

    I am looking a new SX4 Crossover, Auto, Touring package. How much is the best price so far? Any idea, please let me know.

    Thank you for your help in advance.
  • A well run professional dealership will treat all customers well.
    It shouldn't matter that the car was purchased elsewhere.

    One of the big reasons the formerly Big3 are in deep doo doo is that dealers got complacent and the corporate "leadership" did nothing about customer service.

    It's the sign of a weak organization with poor management from top to bottom if people are treated rudely, consistently.

    I would contact corporate and complain about the repeated rudeness at that dealership.

    Back to the OP: In March 2008 I was quoted $14,750 +/- for an 08 SX4 sedan automatic with the convenience package. Don't know what sticker was, probably 17+. 2009 model is at $17,650 for similar equipment.
  • I was at Wayne Suzuki in NJ tonite and I offered $17000 for that out the door. I find their "documentation fee" not negotiable to be total BS in NJ. They had a class action lawsuit against their fixed fee not too long ago, I guess they don't change the the dealer doc fee but that's another story.

    I asked them to include the $1000 rebate cause I will pay with cash.

    Car was $17100 + $1800 (Tax, title, documentation, and BS fees) - $1000 rebate.

    Is my price too low, I don't know what the cost and invoice is but I know there's room to play but want to know. There's still 2 dealerships around me and I rather be more realistic than outrageous.

    Thanks,
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    A 08 18000 msrp sx4 awd auto with average miles has a used trade in value of about $11000. This is what an 09 like it will be worth in 12 months. (kbb.com)

    Yours seems like a bit heavier optioned model, but its doubtful it has a trade in of much more than 12000 or so in a year. A $16300 (assuming about 1600 of that fees deal is tax,and title)deal is ok I guess, Something in the high 14's low 15's would be much better. Suziki is a bit weird as they have few dealerships and low production. As you can see with your deal they aren't exactly giving the vehicle away . But if you let all the dealers last week of the month know you are shopping you may see some action the last few days. You don't know their true cost and the only way to do it is get them at a possible crunch time, end of the month.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    was at Wayne Suzuki in NJ tonite and I offered $17000 for that out the door. I find their "documentation fee" not negotiable to be total BS in NJ. They had a class action lawsuit against their fixed fee not too long ago, I guess they don't change the the dealer doc fee but that's another story.

    I asked them to include the $1000 rebate cause I will pay with cash.

    Car was $17100 + $1800 (Tax, title, documentation, and BS fees) - $1000 rebate.

    Is my price too low, I don't know what the cost and invoice is but I know there's room to play but want to know. There's still 2 dealerships around me and I rather be more realistic than outrageous.

    Thanks,
  • r129r129 Posts: 2
    Just bought a new 2008 SX4 Sport Road Trip Edition (navigation) with Convenience Package and manual transmission. MSRP incl. destination and floor mats was $16,8XX. I paid $11,8XX ($5000 off MSRP) and got 0% financing.

    With $0 out of pocket, my payment is $216/mo for 60 months, total amount financed with 8.75% sales tax and registration was right around $13,000. There's no pre-payment penalty, so I'll probably pay it off before the 60 months, but since I'm renovating a house, I'd rather hold onto as much cash as possible in case of the unexpected disaster.

    Dealers around here seem to still have quite a few 2008 models, not sure about everywhere else. I wish I had the armrests and folding rear seat that comes on 2009 models, but this deal made it worth the sacrifice.
  • nace818nace818 Posts: 140
    I tried a clay bar for my first time ever, and I must say it's a great product. It gives the paint a really deep shine and the finish is as smooth as glass. I would suggest others try it for your cars. You won't be disappointed. Also I applied some tasteful thin chrome pin striping to the ridge along the side and to the outer edge of the taillights. If I say so myself, it adds a nice touch. When I went in to get an oil change, the dealer was so impressed, he decided he would do this to a couple of new SX4s on his lot. Try it, you'll like it. ( I just posted this little tidbit to try and get this site going again. It seems to be going dry!)
  • pricebropricebro Posts: 9
    I know maybe in N.A, Suzuki is not well known as a car manufacturer. But in Asia, in Japan, for the small car market, they are the top leading company.

    I am in Canada looking into buying a smaller but good car for my wife. We went to the local Suzuki Dealer today testdrove the SX4 crossover (hatchback) base model. I am very surprised to say, it is a car with nice look (european style), and very good performance. Though it is the first one we tried in our list inlcuding, Nissan Versa, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Subaru Impreza, Mazda3, etc, this car really shines to me and my wife. The direct result is making the Versa testdriven in Nissan Dealer mediocre. Versa has a nice-look, and very popular in the market. But the power 1.8 vs SX4's 2.0 seems to huge difference when we pedaled up and climbed on the bridge. The interrnal cloth looks cheap on Versa. The backseat can only be folded down on Versa instead of flipped over like SX-4, this makes the a lot of "neat space" in the back of SX-4. I know it's maybe a different comparison as I shall compare SX-4 with Sentra. But it was just a big surprise to me that Suzuki although not so dominant here in the market really presented a nice car. I checked the ratings and reviews oin the internet and found out it was comparatively high in the same range of the cars.

    Right now, there is a rebate of 1400 CAD on it until Mar 31. And dealer is adding about 900 CAD for PDI and admin fees. I guess if I wanted to try, I probably could get better deal than that as probably manufacturer has some other incentives for the dealer. But I just don't wanna make any decision before I finished my research and testdrives on every other car in my list.

    My questions are here:

    1. Owner of previous year's SX-4, any advice or experience to share? It looks at least owners who owned the car within last 2 years are pretty happy with it.

    2. Anyone recently bought a SX-4 in Canada? :) what's the best rate you got? If anyone knows the wholesale price (invoice price), can you please let me know?

    3. I know it's a small car, how is the safety data like posted by the authorized official testing organizations?

    Thank you! :D
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    I bought mine a year ago, and have not been back to the dealer since. Mine has all options (Touring II) and nothing has broke. I has good safety ratings. You can get higher MPG with some others, but I doubt you get higher satisfaction than with this car. Oh, and there is more room to deal, because it is Suzuki and not a big seller in North America.
  • kosherkosher Posts: 3
    I own the '07 SX4 with the sport package. I love the car. At the time I purchased it, the new sedan model was not available yet. The car has exceeded my expectations in every way except for one: gas mileage. I average around 22-23 MPG, which I feel is on the low side for a car this size. This point is emphasized whenever I see an ad from Suzuki comparing it to the Honda Fit or Mini Cooper, which both average about 10 more MPG. Although I am disappointed with the MPG, I accept it as a compromise since no other car on the market comes close to packing in as many features for the price, most important to me being AWD, ESC, and Traction Control. I can fit the whole world in this little car when I fold the seats down and the safety features are well worth the sub-par gas mileage. I live on the east coast and the car has been great in snow and ice storms. Couldn't be happier.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    I have never gotten less than 27 mpg overall, though I find that disappointing as well. In warm weather, I usually hit 30 mpg.
  • nace818nace818 Posts: 140
    I agree with the others. I have the SX4 Sport. I love it. It is very quiet in the cabin even at high speeds. The ride is very supple. Nice blend of ride and handling compromise. If I could keep my speed to 65 or 70 mph I can average 27-28 mpg, Bit I just can't seem to drive that slow, at 80-85 mph I get about 24 mpg. But for the comfort and good looks, I wont complain.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    I haven't driven the Sport, but I can tell you that the Crossover is anything but quiet in the cabin at highway speeds. It is tight, rattle-free and very little wind noise, but quiet it is not.
  • nace818nace818 Posts: 140
    If you don't have much wind noise, I assume you are speaking of road noise. The sedan has very little tire and road noise. I have Dunlop tires. I wonder if that could be the cause of your noise. It would seem the crossover and sedans have about the same insulation. The engine is a little loud at speed, but not bad, about what I would expect from a four banger.
  • kmaxine04kmaxine04 Posts: 18
    I have an 07 SX4 crossover, base model the conv. package/sport pack wasnt avail. when i got my car (sept 06) I live in WV I have about 41,000 miles now and the engine is A LOT louder then when I first purchased it. There is way to much car for such a small engine almost 4000 puunds on a 4 cly. I am also having issues with my transmission, it slips alot now. If you haven't had any problems with yours yet be prepared.. more miles the more issues..hopefully the 08-09 models have the kinks out of them. My sensors are messing up, i had to have the AC replaced (one day My floor just started flooding haha) where the front bumper conects with the finder It comes apart about a 2 in gap same with the back. Has anyone had problems with the doors? my back door panel falls off and they are warped up but i cant seem to get my dealership to get them replaced.. i went in at 3000 miles about it and several time.. they claim i have taken my doors off.. not true one fell off but ihavent taken any off haha well thats off the subject of noise.. :P
    I think i might have got a :lemon:
    one other thing i agree your tires might have something to do with louder road noise.. the stock tires lasted about 15000 miles so i went to Sams and bought goodyear i belive i have about 25000 on them still brand new, and saved me about 250.00 when i got all 4.. might want to change up the tires
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Part of it is the engine noise. You can buy any number of 4 cylinders today where you don't hear the engine when cruising between 50-60 mph. In the SX4, that sound is always there unttil you get to 65 or so and the road noise drowns it out.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Yoyu got a lemon. Sorry. BTW, the engine at 143 hp and 2 liters is way more than adequate for a 2800 lb car (if yours weighs 4,000, you are hauling too much stuff around).
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,903
    Yeah... don't confuse curb weight with GVWR..

    GVWR isn't what your car weighs...

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  • irvlirvl Posts: 2
    This may have been covered in another post - but here it is anyway.
    I have a 4 lease in Quebec that's up in a couple of days with Cite Nissan in Montreal and I was planning on exercising the buyback. The dealer wants to charge me an additional $399 for "admin fees". Except for a charge of $100, there is not mention anywhere in my lease contract of this amount.
    Is this standard, worth fighting, etc.
    Thnx.
    Irvl
  • jbrew7jbrew7 Posts: 17
    I have a 07 Suzuki SX4 Sport with only 22,000 miles on it and I'm currently having starter issues. It seems a bit too soon to have starting issues. The battery turns on, but all I ever here is click, click, click. Anyone else having these problems? Is this under warranty?
  • nace818nace818 Posts: 140
    If all you hear is a clicking noise, it sure sounds like the battery to me. I had a Verona before my SX4 and the batteries last about 22 months. I had it for almost 4 years and you can count on it going bad in almost exactly by the 22cnd month. My SX4 idles at about 12.7 volts, which is a little on the low side I think. Also it doesn't spin over really fast when starting (since new). I suspect it wont even last as long the Verona's.
  • 2008 SX4 Sport Conv. AT MSRP $17324. I paid $14,499.63 then got another $2,500 in rebates. So that's about $11,999.63 I traded in a Nissan Titan and I'm loving this car. It's not as fun as my last three cars (350Z, Sentra SE-R SpecV, and VW GLI Turbo), but I'm a bit older now and don't need to rip around everywhere. I'm lovin' the handling though. Just like with my motorcycle riding, I enjoy quick turns over speed.
  • mick1mick1 Posts: 84
    2008 SX4 power accessory outlet stopped working, I don't see the fuse box under the driver's side dash as the owner's manual shows. Do I have to remove the lower dash cover to replace the fuse. Anybody else have the cell phone charger blow the fuse?
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