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Thread: Out with the old 2008, in with the new 2008

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    Out with the old 2008, in with the new 2008

    For many years, I drove my trusty black 2008 5-speed AWD hatchback that I bought brand new. Great car, hardly had to put any money into it except for normal maintenance. But it was getting pretty beat, and when the AC went completely out and the rear differential got damaged, I traded it in this year with 127,000 miles on the clock.

    Now my daughter is getting her drivers license and needs a car, and I found her a 2008 SX4 AWD just like my old one, except red with an automatic and half the miles. So I may be back on the forum a little more as I get her up to speed.

    Looking forward to participating in the forum again!

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    WHere are you?
    2011 sx4 JX AWD CVT 37000km(Oct2019) Also drives 2015 KIA Sorento AWD 2.4

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    Salt Lake City, UT. I tried to add a signature line but couldn't figure it out.

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    So what car did you get to replace your sx4 ?
    2010 sx4 JX AWD

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    2013 Volvo S60 AWD. Nice road car, I do miss the turning radius and locking differential of the SX4, though. Of course, now I can cheat and borrow my daughter's car once in a while!

    Also, here is a pic of the new 2008.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbacker View Post
    ...I do miss the ...locking differential of the SX4...
    You had installed a locking differential?....or you mean the AWD LOCK switch ?
    And by the way....my Kia Sorento turning radius is tighter than wife's SX4
    2011 sx4 JX AWD CVT 37000km(Oct2019) Also drives 2015 KIA Sorento AWD 2.4

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    Also, got the signature line figured out.

    Yes, the AWD switch.
    2008 AWD 5-Speed, Touring Package (Old SX4)
    2008 AWD Automatic, Base Model (New SX4)
    Salt Lake City, UT

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