Unlikely Manual: 2004 Suzuki XL-7

And the award for the 7 seat SUV that is least likely to have an available manual transmission goes to…drumroll…the first generation Suzuki XL-7 (1999-2006). We’ve all seen manual gearboxes in little Vitaras and other RAV4/CRV competitor mini SUVs, but the idea of offering a manual gearbox is a plus sized SUV in 2004 was simply insane…but the product planners at Suzuki didn’t listen to conventional wisdom or the so-called “marketplace” and they shoved a 5-speed manual behind the basic V6 that puts power to the rear-wheels in this body-on-frame vehicle…are we sure this isn’t an American SUV from the 80s? We miss you Suzuki…please come back to America and sell us your wacky stuff again soon. Find this 2004 Suzuki XL-7 offered for $3,400 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.

From the seller;

2004 Suzuki XL7
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 165000
paint color: brown
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: SUV
Suzuki XL7
Like 4runner.
I have owned this SUV for seven years.
My daily driver. Just got back from Amarillo, Tx.
Runs prefect.
165,000 miles
Rear wheel drive
5 speed, new clutch installed at

The XL7 is loaded
Power windows locks mirrors.
Remote entry
2 sets of keys.
Good emissions
Good plates
Clean title- not restored or salvage.
Installed dark tint.
Amp, nice stereo.
A/C and heat work prefect.
Clean inside and out.
Timing chain, not a belt.
Can be towed easy, because it’s a manual.
Plate comes off when sold
Transfer place 1 mile away.

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