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Old 08-10-2008, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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The SX4 Crossover looks like the perfect vehicle for me but the reviews regarding poor acceleration are troubling. An SX4 Crossover easlily passed my old Honda Accord on a hill the other day so Im totally confused.
Question: Hows the acceleration?
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the question is weather you drive a car from 2001 + (or something like that)

honestly i just made up that number. but the SX4 had better acceleration than my 96 civic....now would it have better acceleration than a 08 civic (honestly i dont know, but that is what the reviews lead you /me to believe)

but if you have a tired old car - like i did - then the new little sx4 will do just fine. also - the auto, might have some truth to the acceleration issue. but the best thing to do is go out and take a good long test drive on roads you drive everyday - that way you can compare to what you are used too....and what you find acceptable.

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I have a 2007 automatic ... and when i want a litle more pop in my acceleration, i shift into 3rd gear and hold it there until I'm satisfied and then pop it into Drive. I really like the sideways shift from 3 to 4 and vice-a-versa ... not everyone does but it works for me.

if I'm up in the hills and need a little more oomf on acceleration, I'll shut off the A/C until I make it up to speed ... sort of a poor man's turbo boost.
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dont let the reviews of poor acceleration stray you away from this car. the crossover is so much more then just the 0-60 times some office guy posts. test drive the car. it has so much to offer for the price. seriously, if you want a car for acceleration, youre looking at the wrong auto manufacturer. go buy a corvette or something.

but based on what you said, that this car is the perfect vehicle for you, then get it, you wont be disappointed by its overall performance and abilities.
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Easy, it is not a race car but gets the job done admirably and comfortably even in zippy traffic.
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As said before, take a test drive. It doesn't have V8 power but my 5 speed version is fine. My daily commute is 50mi round trip highway. No problems accelerating to highway speeds and the stiffer suspension provides extra stability heavy traffic. Also, the SX4 sits higher than the Accord for aided visibility (wife has an 01 Accord).

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I have a manual...and I tend to drive it like I stole it....meaning driving real hard, watch the tachometer until it hits at least 4,000 before shifting. I am finding it to be quite peppy, with good passing abilities...you'll suffer some with MPG, but safety frist!
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Well I know when I'm on a red light and it turns green, My SX4 has some kick. It usually beats everyone else as soon as i hit that gas pedal. Maybe because its just small and light. And all you have is the powerful DOC Engine. But then cars start to soon catch up to you. LOL

You can really feel the difference when you go uphill, especially when you have 2-3 passengers. But when you are the solo driving you feel the power and kick. Last night i did 70 on the parkway easily.
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i have a 07 GY FWD model and whilst ive never had a problem with the acceleration, when i took it to my dealer to get serviced they gave me the 4wd model and i hated it!

both were manual, but the 4wd drove like a auto, it was too slow for me... was glad when i got my one back
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