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Ok, so I am new to this forum and need some advice. I currently own a 2007 Toyota corolla CE (57,000 miles) purchased new in Jan 2007 and not owing anything on it. I am really wanting to get rid of this car in hopes of getting a 2008 Suzuki SX4 crossover base, hence why I am on this forum, ha. I have found one I like (i.e close to my house to go and test drive)...BUT since I have never owned a Suzuki, nor do I know anyone that has ever either, I need some of you pricing experts to give me some answers. The car is listed for 12,999 and has 13,000 miles on it. I checked the "autocheck" they didn't offer carfax..and it states that this was a rental vehicle out of virginia. Now I checked KBB pricing and it looks as if this is overpriced, not uncommon with dealerships.....BUT, how much overpriced? I mean...do these types of vehicles sell at the top of their price points? How much negotiation is available with Suzuki dealers? How much would a reasonable difference $ out the door and on the road price be with my trade in on this car? I appreciate all the help, advice, and support you guys can give......ASAP...I am wanting to go look at the car tomorrow sometime. Also, is there like anything I need to know up front about the company, Suzuki, before I go talk with the sales rep? The reviews seem legit on these cars based on edmunds.com...is this a car that will last the long haul?

Thanks again!!!
 

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Ok, so I am new to this forum and need some advice. I currently own a 2007 Toyota corolla CE (57,000 miles) purchased new in Jan 2007 and not owing anything on it. I am really wanting to get rid of this car in hopes of getting a 2008 Suzuki SX4 crossover base, hence why I am on this forum, ha. I have found one I like (i.e close to my house to go and test drive)...BUT since I have never owned a Suzuki, nor do I know anyone that has ever either, I need some of you pricing experts to give me some answers. The car is listed for 12,999 and has 13,000 miles on it. I checked the "autocheck" they didn't offer carfax..and it states that this was a rental vehicle out of virginia. Now I checked KBB pricing and it looks as if this is overpriced, not uncommon with dealerships.....BUT, how much overpriced? I mean...do these types of vehicles sell at the top of their price points? How much negotiation is available with Suzuki dealers? How much would a reasonable difference $ out the door and on the road price be with my trade in on this car? I appreciate all the help, advice, and support you guys can give......ASAP...I am wanting to go look at the car tomorrow sometime. Also, is there like anything I need to know up front about the company, Suzuki, before I go talk with the sales rep? The reviews seem legit on these cars based on edmunds.com...is this a car that will last the long haul?

Thanks again!!!
A lot of our used SX4s are from Enterprise. They take pretty good care of their cars. Your's was given back at a lower mileage which is even better. Typically the cars here are given back with 55,000km on them and are in perfect condition mechanically - may need a few cosmetic things or a good cleaning but that's normally it.

I know you already bought the car, but these are bulletproof cars in my opinion. At least mechanically they are really good. Being that you got the FWD version there is less parts to fail. Not sure about that price in the States, but in Canada $12,000 for an '08 with mileage is a good deal.

How base model is it?? Steel wheels, etc?? The trim levels are different in the down south. We have Base, JX, JXL for the hatch. And Base and Sport for the sedan.
 

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Being an old Suzuki driver for the last 20 years, I would have no qualms about picking up a used SX4, that had been properly maintained.
I have the 2009 model and I would have to assume that the 2007 would be very similar.
I would verify just one thing though, that the timing belt is of the "Lifetime" variety.

I just got out of a 2006 Forenza and it required that the timing belt be adjusted by a Suzuki mechanic every so many thousand miles. At $140 per, that can get real pricey if you're a high mileage driver. (and I am! )

My 2009 SX4 DOES have the lifetime timing belt, requiring NO readjusting at regular intervals.

I have had three NEW Suzukis now.... a 2000 Grand Vitara, a 2006 Forenza Sedan and now the 2009 SX4, basic, without GPS, Cruise Control, etc.

I love my little SX4 ! It's easy to drive, easy to park, turns on a dime and rides smooth and quiet. And, if you need to get into a high speed Interstate with a short entry ramp, the SX4 is up to the job.
Navigating through high speed traffic is a snap for the SX4.
This little SX4, pulls every bit as hard as my 2000 Grand Vitara with the V6 engine, and gives me better gas mileage.

Having had 4WD's in the past, with Warn Hubs, I got really sick of having to get out of the vehicle and lock in the hubs to use the 4WD function.

In the SX4 that's nothing more complicated than activating the 4WD rocker switch on the console. Living out in the country, on sand roads, I use the 4WD feature a lot. :rolleyes:
I won't risk my warranty, by telling you all the things my SX4 can do and has already done.:rolleyes:;):D:D

As with even a brand new car, give it a test drive before you buy.

Good Luck and Happy New Year!

The Shadow :cool:
 
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