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EDITORS NOTEBOOK: 2008 Suzuki SX4 Hatchback, Day 3

Read Sam Smith’s comments on driving the 2008 Suzuki SX4 Hatchback.

I’m with Marc and Rusty – I really like this thing. It’s fun to drive, the engine’s got a nice little top-heavy powerband, it sounds decent, and the chassis is fairly capable. Even the oddly notchy shift linkage is pleasant and satisfying. The whole package reminds me of a movie that never was: Mr. Deeds Goes To RallyTown, or maybe Night of the Living Nerdboxes. Silly, spunky fun that’s fast and cheap without any real, working flaws. If only it looked less goofy. And had better steering. And maybe a little more torque. And…

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Buying Guide

2013 Suzuki SX4

Fair Market Price $8,895 LE Sedan
Motor Trend Rating
StarStarHalf-StarNo-StarNo-Star

EPA MPG:

23 City / 33 Hwy

Safety (NHTSA):

★★★★

Horse Power:

150 @ 6200

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