Monday, May 4, 2009

Suzuki SX4 First Year Report Card

The New Ride I mentioned last year is working out well. We put just over 19,000kms on it in the first year and nothing broke, fell off, or needed repair. Maintenance costs boiled down to some oil changes. Overall a great little All-Wheel-Drive beater but I do have one complaint: Suzuki's gas mileage claims are nuts. The sticker said 30mpg city, and 40mpg highway...oh how I wish! Our gasoline cost for the first year was just over $2,400. That's about 2200 litres of fuel and a miserable average of 25 miles per gallon. That's combined city, highway, AWD, everything. Nevertheless, it's a great car, but not if you're in the market for a Yaris-like sipper :)

Trailer Trash

With a 16 foot camper, space is always at a premium and it takes effort to "travel light" as it were. Sometimes, it's nice to ...

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