New driver, first car, works for all my needs
By Kay on Saturday, December 27, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Great price, cute design, easy clutch"
Cons: "oil light doesn't come on, little engine power"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Parents bought the car new in December of 2008. They were looking for an inexpensive AWD car, and the SX4 Hatchback fit all their requirements. I received the car in April at 90,000 miles as my first car.
At 80,000 miles, the engine blew up so we had to replace it. Later, we learned that the oil light does not come on when the oil is low, which then caused the engine to blow up.
Also, the engine loses a lot of power when you add passengers, I often find myself going up hills in third gear when I have friends in the car. When riding solo, the car rockets, kind of. The engine isn't powerful enough to win races, but it has enough to launch from a stop. It's a kick to drive, and I highly recommend the stick- shift.
The trunk has a lot of space, and can carry almost anything I want, especially when I fold the rear seats up.
I enjoy the dashboard, I think it's stylish, and the radio works well. I did put in an iPod plug in, however, and it is my main source of music when I drive.
The hatchback model is super cute, and I love driving around in it. As a first car, it is really great, and I don't have many complaints. My parents feel comfortable with me driving in it. I would buy this car again if it came with a much better engine with a lot more power, but everything else is great."
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