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 I’m totally confused.
Question: How’s the acceleration?
It appears you have misinterpreted my post. I wrote that the first oil change occurred at 1500 miles. This is the oil which carries all the filings/shavings during the break in period. Contrary to almost every manufacturers recommendations I do not want the factory oil in the crankcase for any extended amount of time. 1500 to 2500 miles is enough for the oil to carry the aforementioned shavings. Then out it goes. I have owned many new cars over the years and with every “first” oil change I always send a sample to the lab for analysis. No matter which motor I’ve had the analysis always comes back with an ugly report. “Change oil immediately”, “heavy metal content”, etc, etc, etc…Damn! I'm up to 1800 miles. What brand do you recommend on Oil. I gotta hit Jiffy Lube on Sunday then. Or will I get an indicator on my dash?
Are u saying i should change oil every 1500 miles?
As a personal note, the first oil change on both cars occurred @ 1500 miles. The oil used was a 5/40 Synthetic. Synthetic oil provides superior lubrication compared to regular oil, thus less friction which equals to smother operation, better fuel economy/acceleration.
Considering that each vehicle is unique, oil changes differ as the procedures and placement of the filter/drain plug are different from vehicle to vehicle. I am not aware of any tutorial… sorry.Thanks, this is useful. Is there some tutorial or video that I can go to and do the oil changes myself? I never did an oil change before. Is it easy?