Suzuki to Stop Selling Cars in the US

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  1. Jadow

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    They still sell cars in the US? I thought they stopped years ago.
     
  3. Jadow

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    yeah, they're not selling well, only 21,000 cars sold YTD, but they seem to be decent rides. I test drove one a couple years ago and liked it.

    Anytime the marketplace loses a player and there's less competition, it's a bad thing for the consumer.
     
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    I didn't know they still were. I see a Grand Vitara every once in a while, but they look like older vehicles.
     
  5. thedarkwolf

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    One of my friends has an SX4 and I wouldn't mind one myself. Maybe some good deals otw?
     
  6. ThatsABigOne

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    Their Kizashi was a good looker. But I would never buy a Suzuki. A bike, maybe, but a car? Hell no.
     
  7. Dari

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    They need to focus on the emerging markets.
     
  8. WilliamM2

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    The dealer here closed up over a decade ago. I haven't seen a Suzuki car on the road in almost as long.

    Just checked out their website, never even knew they built pickups. Do they advertise at all?
     
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    The SL7 was built by GM, no?
     
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    I've seen a commercial or two for the Kizashi, but that's about it.
     
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    i too agree with Williamm2 regarding Suzuki car running on road.Well i will to love to see Mustang...
     
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    i see one ever day here at work. not a bad looking car
     
  14. skyking

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    We briefly looked at the SX4. Too bad they dropped out, the market needs more rather than fewer choices.
     
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    Their pickup is a rebadged Nissan frontier I believe. They seem to be pretty popular here in salt lake, seem to see a lot of the aerios around. If you check the newspaper ads on Sunday they always seem to use the cheapest new car you can get angle.
     
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    Does this mean no more X90 vehicles? Who wouldn't want to take the worst part of a jeep and the worst part of a convertible and combine them into one car.

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    Isuzu dropped out in the late 90's also :(
     
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    Next up, Mitsubishi! Oh how the mighty have fallen....
     
  19. TakeNoPrisoners

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    Noooo I was looking at a EVO so I could put a park bench on the trunk and use a coffee can as my muffler to impress the homies.
     
  20. SketchMaster

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    Shame... I really did love my little 2006 SX4, that car had great handling for being built for light off-road.

    ...When it wasn't in the shop for repair.

    I had to replace the front rotors (warped if I looked at them), replace the small block (spun a rod bearing) and finally had the heating coil go out during the COLDEST week of the winter. Over 80k miles at trade in, but a lot of those miles were marked with problems. There is a turbo kit and other go-fast parts for it provided by Road Race Motorsports, but that place is full of tool bags from my experience.

    Bad reliability + Crappy advertising + Douche 3rd party support = where's a Subaru dealer?

    Sad to see them go, but not the least bit surprised. :-/
     
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    Huh? The Evo is their best car, period. Everything else seems like a half-baked effort in car design.
     
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    I've driven many SX4s and Grand Vitaras. They're okay. I find the GV is a bit underpowered. SX4 is okay if you can get used to the drone of the CVT. They've got a decent engine for their size. Not the best on gas though. Problem is Suzuki always wanted too much for them, even for just the FWD version. They start at almost $18k for the base model, which really is a base model. You can get something comparable for $4000 less.
     
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    Ignorance is bliss my friend. The Evo is one of the best cars ever to come to the us market. Few cars are as capable and as practical
     
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    Small Japanese car makers are having a hard time competing with the big 3 Japanese car makers.
     
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    The mechanics at the dealerships think they're awful. Suzuki is also ridiculous to deal with on warranty work.