Originally Posted by Piscian
No wouldn't obviously since they just closed up shop. I've got a SX4 crossover I just bought new a few months ago.
This is my thread on it
Generally speaking it just feels like a good tough car though I try to baby it because it's so new. The gas mileage sucks ass, 24-26 in the city but the pay off is the AWD. I finally had a chance to test it last week. Here in Montana they don't salt the roads or do much in the way of plowing. I live at the midway of a mountain in the city. For example the street I live off of is RimRock rd if that tells you anything. Driving around literally on nothing but black ice has been a breeze I stop on a dime.
My final thoughts on this car are that for what I paid, a measly 16k I got a brand new nice hatchback with a good stereo with AWD. even at the MSRP I'm told this was the cheapest AWD drive on the market.
Additionally I bought the 7 year full coverage. I worry a bit how that will affect me with them closing but the dealership near me is mainly a outdoor sports dealership and despite not really having a car focus they've treated me well. Just gonna play it by ear and hope for the best.
First: the sx4 isn't light. With a full tank of fuel and a person in the car, it weighs over 3000 lbs. When you encounter your first severe crosswinds, you'll appreciate that a lot. It's best to compare the sx4 to mid sized cars or small unibody suv type vehicles. The Nissan versa is much lighter and has a smaller less powerful engine.
Second: at only 2000 miles the engine hasn't broken in yet. I wouldn't try to estimate mileage before 5000 miles.
Third: the mileage can be improved. Raise tire pressure to the max 44 lbs. Use synthetic oil in the entire powertrain. In a new car, this is a worthy investment. Switch to a k&n air filter or a SRI with an aftermarket air filter.
Mileage is only one factor. It's not an economy car. My salesman was upfront about this. I brought a 2012 crossover with the 6 speed.