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Old 02-07-2007, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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So, I have a new Suzuki SX4 Sport Automatic, and I love it so far! I have been really happy about this purchase, but have one spot of worry: The SX4 shifts pretty hard between gears, like it revs up and gives a little kick while changing gears. I read some of the posts here mentioning that in the manual tranny, but I was wondering if anyone else has this problem with their automatic. If it's a common thing I have to live with, I am okay with that. But if it's something I need to get looked at, I'd rather do it now rather than cause problems later. How about it? Anyone else notice that on their SX4's?
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I just got our SX4 and noticed the strange revs between gears, almost feels like a clutch being depressed. I'm feeling a little anxiety over it, but still hopeful that everything is normal. Not to sure what to make of it...
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My Wife and I test drove a manual SX4 Z series before buying a Automatic one. I noticed the over rev bit between the gear changes and mentioned it to the salesman who said it was done on purpose to stop the motor coming off the boil so to speak, ie. keep the power up.
It annoyed me abit but I adapted my driving to let off the accelerator before pushing the clutch in, this pulled the revs down so it didn't sound like you were missing gears. The Auto we have doesn't do this but we are low in km"s[400km's] so haven't given it a pedal to the metal passing anything yet to see if it shows up.
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Thanks for the replies, guys! I guess it's probably not a big deal... And being under warranty for so long, I guess if it does cause any problems, I will deal with that when I get to it. But I hope the dealership guy was right, that it is part of the design. Thanks again for the replies!
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okay, while i do not know what purpose it serves, i do know why it happens.

the sx4 is a throttle by wire set-up... kinda like driving a car in a game... not like all the other cars who imlement a hard line from the gas pedal to the throttle.

i believe thats why the engine revs up, after u push the clutch in to shift.

altho. im not a mechanic or a pro or anything so i may be wrong ofcourse... just trying to contribute xD. i also have a 2003 elantra, which has the throttle by cable, and it does not have any such over revs like the sx4 does.
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Lots of cars have drive-by-wire these days and they don't have the between-gear rev-up that my SX4 has. It's a little annoying, mostly because it makes passengers think that I don't know how to drive a standard.

If this is somehow caused by the drive-by-wire system, it would be nice to get revised programming that eliminates it. I know there are things worse than this little rev-up but it is a nagging annoyance.

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Since I'm about to buy the SX4 Crossover with manual transmission, you guys have me worried about this "reving" when shifting. I don't recall noticing it during my short test drive. If someone could describe the effect in detail and evaluate how significant it is, I'd appreciate it.

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Since I'm about to buy the SX4 Crossover with manual transmission, you guys have me worried about this "reving" when shifting. I don't recall noticing it during my short test drive. If someone could describe the effect in detail and evaluate how significant it is, I'd appreciate it.
When you shift up to the next gear, the engine revs up about 1,000 RPM or so, pretty much between every gear. It drops immediately, so it's not a sustained revving. You can train yourself to not do it but it will rev between gears the next time you're distracted with something and not thinking about it. The revving occurs both in the SX4 manual I bought and in the car I test drove, so it's not just my car. And I've been driving standard transmission cars for 35 years or so.

Is it significant? I dunno... It doesn't seem to hurt anything but it gives the impression that I don't know how to drive a standard. It's a little embarassment every time it happens, because it sounds like I'm clumsy. To me anyway, it's a minor annoyance.

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When you shift up to the next gear, the engine revs up about 1,000 RPM or so, pretty much between every gear. It drops immediately, so it's not a sustained revving. You can train yourself to not do it but it will rev between gears the next time you're distracted with something and not thinking about it. The revving occurs both in the SX4 manual I bought and in the car I test drove, so it's not just my car. And I've been driving standard transmission cars for 35 years or so.

Is it significant? I dunno... It doesn't seem to hurt anything but it gives the impression that I don't know how to drive a standard. It's a little embarassment every time it happens, because it sounds like I'm clumsy. To me anyway, it's a minor annoyance.

--Bob
Bob,

Thanks for the description and perspective. While I'm not happy with the prospect of what seems like a stupid design, I guess I won't let it deter me from getting what looks otherwise like a great toad for my motorhome.

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