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Suzuki XL-7



  • trunks1trunks1 Posts: 13
    I was just at the dealerships today i spent the whole day looking at suv in 20,000-27,000 price range untill i was just about to settel on the kia sonda(however you spell it) and something told me to go look at and XL7 so i did drove it and liked it and they had 1.9% plus 2000 cash back so i decied what the hey and i got a fully loaded EX model(minus the 3rd row seat) for $441.34 month for 66 months 0 down. This truck is really nice ,sunroof ,leather, seatwarmers abd it's a nice peal color right of the show room floor what more can you ask for :)

    p.s I brought it from Wexford nissan,hundia,suzuki Pittsbugh PA
  • mopar67mopar67 Posts: 728
    I got my rig at country motors, rt 68 west.
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    congreats on yoru new XL7 You will se that it is a fantastic truck..

  • lkrk11lkrk11 Posts: 15
    Anybody here know where the Anntena Cable it on an XL7. I recently purchased a 10 Disk CD changer and i am looking for the anntena cable plug into it. I am thinking it might be behind the glove box, any know for sure?? Thanks.
  • Hey everyone,

    Just picked up a 2004 XL7 EX-III 4X4. (Cosmic Blue)

    I love this SUV :)

    I figured I might as well get it with every option available, and let me tell you, the heated seats and mirrors are a blessing living here in New England. Leather seats when it's below 0 outside are horrible.

    Just wanted to share a story with you.

    We live in a somewhat rural area of New Hampshire. There a lot of trails and off-road areas in which people bring thier ATV's and SUV's.

    As I was driving home on Saturday, I noticed a crowd of people standing off the side of the road. When I looked closer, I noticed a bunch of SUV's covered in mud off on the trails. What caught my eye was the fact that one was attempting to pull the other out of a mud pit.

    I pulled over and noticed that the car stuck in the mud pit was a Nissan Xterra (2003?) and a brand new Jeep Liberty 4X4 was attempting to pull it out.

    After watching for about 5 minutes, the Liberty managed to sink itself into the mud while trying to tow out the Xterra.

    I offered to help while someone went off to go try to find a winch.

    We hooked up the tow straps and I put it into 4WD-low. Not 15 seconds later the jeep was pulled out. Backed it up and (with a little more effort) pulled out the Xterra.

    I'm very suprised by the performance and capabilities of this vehicle. I expected it to be more of a "slightly-off-road) vehicle.

    While the engine could have a little more power, the 5spd auto really seems to help make that 185 HP seem more like 250. Drop it into 4WD-L and it feels like you could pull pretty much anything.

    The back seats are cramped (really only for kids) and I wish they'd take a queue from dodge and allow the seats to flip/fold into the floor, but even with them just folding down you do get a rather impressive amount of cargo space.

    Overall, I'm very impressed by the vehicle. A few minor querks (sp) here and there, but definately the best I've owned as of yet.

    I definately recommend this vehicle!
  • parideparide Posts: 52
    ...on your new XL-7. I have a 2002 with 32000 miles on the odometer, and have been extremely pleased with it over my two years of ownership. I've also found a few minor annoyances (is the factory still using those Bridgestone Duelers - mine were shot at 22k miles) but overall, it's been a great vehicle. You'll really appreciate the XL-7 in those New England snow storms.
  • mopar67mopar67 Posts: 728
    you will find this rig to be a sturdy dependable vehicle!
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    Congratulations on the new XL7! I have a 2003 XL7 Limited 4X4 fully-loaded with 20K (yes, my family drives around a lot) and we could never have been happier. It's a great SUV and you'll definitely be happy with your choice! Cheers!
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    I've seen this on a couple of forum sites, but Suzuki's OEM stereo manufacturer Clarion may put one of their NAV systems into the 05 XL7 as an option. I don't know how true this is, but it would be a great thing!

    Another thing I heard is that the XL7 may get OnStar. The Generation IV OnStar buttons would be placed to the left of the hazard lights button, in the currently unoccupied space. Again, I don't know how true this is.
  • jmjjmj Posts: 1
    Has anyone had any neck problems with the Suzuki Xl7? The seats are very uncomfortable and I have had serious neck problems including hunchback.
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    What year is your Suzuki? The 01-02 XL7's seats were very uncomfortable. Thank goodness they changed it for 03-04! Sorry about your back pains...
  • parideparide Posts: 52
    Interesting - My wife and I have never found the front seats in my 2002 XL-7 to be uncomfortable, except for the folding armrest which is too short and basically unusable. As for the rear seats, I've gotten no complaints from my kids.
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    how so? The seats in the 03's have not changed that much..
    I feel that ours in a 02 are confortable jsut fine for us..

  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    The seats for the 03 models were changed with stiffer cushioning and the seats were contoured better to conform to a person's body. For 04, the seats received different cushions that feel the same, but can allow for the GEN 2 airbag system.
  • pizardpizard Posts: 45
    I am debating between the Verona EX and XL-7 EX. I want the XL for the room and sitting up high but I like the Verona because of the features and smooth and quiet ride it has.

    If anyone has test driven both or owns both, let me know what persuaded you to choose one over the other.

  • luvmyhondaluvmyhonda Posts: 1
    I just spent the afternoon looking at all SUV's from 20-27 thousand. I am a nanny and I own a honda civic the family I work for now has 3 in car seats so I am upgrading to SUV. I love the XL7 the best and kia sorento. So I came home and looked at all the car reviews posted. And now I want neither. ABS lights on? CD skips? premature wearing brake pads? no leg room? I can't believe these problems..Worst is the people who say.."replaced my brakes at 20 thousand mile..but love my car...Hello? Have you heard of honda? I can count 11 people off the top of my head I know driving hondas..and except for oil changes and 100,000 mile check-ups we dont have any problems what so ever..none in 11 cars..why is that? I need a car daily I cannot and do not have time for shop repairs..I mean am I hearing you all wrong? How you you all love these cars so much with these problems...if I pay 25 thousand now it will be a honda all my years and my parents years and grandparents..we all have honda one needed maintaince...somebody please clear the air on whats up with these XL7's
    Thanks, meredith
  • flyingnflyingn Posts: 213
    I've owned every car imaginable and Honda are fine but really not much better then any other brand. Our XL7 has been 100% trouble free since we got it in 02/.. Don't listen to those online reviews. The people who are unhappy with their cars only write in. So they are skewed at best.. Look at online honda reviews and you will see unhappy owners there too. BTW- My Dad has an Accord once and it went thru brakes like they were going out of style. He gave up and sold it. Never to buy a Honda again. New brake pad every 15 k miles .. and this was a light accord not a 4000 lb truck..
    It sound you are a Honda person tho. If I were you Id buy a pilot.
  • asxasx Posts: 10
    Before I bought XL-7 I was looking an the Pilot and at the Highlander. I spent a lot of time on Honda and Toyota forums. I suugest you do the same. You'll see that there are quite a bit of problems with those cars too. Actually I did not like the common problems with them much more than the (I think minor and not common) probplems with the Suzuki. You are going to read about cheap saggy poor quality leather seats on the Pilot. You'll learn that the Pilot can show rust (!) through paint in a year or two. You'll read a lot of complaints that Highlander way too often has rattles in the dashboard. You'll also find many people complaining of its random transmission shifts. Of course usualy brake pad problems will be there too. Mind you, SUV are quite different animals from cars like Accord or Camry.

    Now you take all that and count in the price difference. I paid $24K out of the door for XL-7 EX (leather, heated seats, sun roof, alloy wheels, climate control, galvanized body, etc.) A Pilot with similar options would cost you about $32K. A Highlander would run even more.

    Do you see the point?
  • bobp11bobp11 Posts: 24
    The Verona and XL-7 have basic functionality differences. One is a sedan, one an SUV. You should first evaluate your needs. I personally have both a sedan (Infiniti) and an XL-7. I love the Suzuki as much as my G35, but for a different purpose. I have it as a second vehicle for light hauling, winter driving, etc., but it is also just one fine rig for average daily driving as well. Yet, it is not a sporty, fast, ride that I can get out of the sedan. See my point? Anyway, don't believe the post about someone complaining just because certain forums have uncovered certain problems. These are the people who are the biggest complainers about maintenance, a little noise here and there, etc. All forums will have someone with an issue from time to time with their car. I have owned the XL-7 for about a year now and I have had no issues what so ever with it. My $35,000 car has had a couple of things go wrong with it, however, nothing major and I still really enjoy it. Remember, any vehicle is a complicated machine with thousands of parts to it and maintenance is a fact of life. Good luck! Bob
  • pazmanpazman Posts: 1
    I would have to agree with everyone else. I've also grown up in a Honda/ Acura family. All of my cars have been a Honda/Acura product, except my 04 XL-7 EX, I agree that Hondas are very reliable cars but I don't try and kid myself into thinking that they are perfect. Every car maker has its issues. You have to judge the overall build quality of a car and realize that no car is perfect. I purchased my XL-7 instead of the pilot due to the positive reliability rating of the XL-7 and the price.
    I also spoke with several mechanic friends and they also stated that XL-7 was a solid car.
    Either way, both the pilot and the XL-7 are good cars so you will probably have a good experience which ever car you choose.
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