2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Base (M5) 4x4
Cons: adjustable drivers seat. Its Loose on its track.
Advice: Shake the drivers seat to see if its loose.I have 3000 miles on my base 4wd model and am very impressed with all the standard features (radio controls on the steering wheel, ESP, MP3,...) you get for the money. It also goes like hell in the snow although MPG suffers (it went from 16+ city to 14.5 with snow on the pavement. My only real complaint is the mounting of the drivers seat which is loose and makes noises when you turn. I believe it is an engineering flaw because you can grab a hold of it from outside the car and shake the seat. I went back to the dealer and they all shake. I also asked them to ask suzuki north america to come up with a fix but have heard nothing yet. I love this vehicle but the driver seat pisses me off. If you have the same problem please complain and maybe they will do something about it.
2006 Suzuki XL-7 - Base 4x4
Pros: the style
Advice: call your insurance agent first.this car jackks up your premium.I was pushed into this car by a salesman wanting to make his quota.When driving 65 mph the car feels like it is going to turn over,I feel unsafe in this car.It is top heavy and my insurance went up 50.00 a month because it has a crash test rating of 16!!!!!!!!!!! I originally wanted a saturn vue but was told it was too cheap and the dealership could not work with me.
2005 Suzuki Aerio SX - (M5) FWD Hatchback
Pros: The stereo system
Cons: Everything else
Advice: Stay clear, buyer beware, the trade in value is horrible, ive lost almost 10,000 dollars on it already.I have had my Aerio for less than 2 years and have had to replace my tires 3 times aleady because the way the car is made it wears extremely fast on the rear tires from the outside tread in. Suzuki claims it is a tire problem, and tht the Yokohomo tires that come stock are terrible, but I have had 3 different types of tires on this thing, and they all go bald around 7,000 miles. Also, uncontrollable shaking from the steering wheel above 60 is another common problem myslef and other owners are experiencing. If you want to spend a fortune on new tires all the time, this is the car for you.
2007 Suzuki Reno - Base (M5)
Cons: wish mileage was better than 27 mpg
Advice: bargain - they'll sell for under 10K easilyFun to drive and handles well. Good pickup and very maneuverable in traffic at all speeds. Good warranty, tires for life, excellent service from dealership.
2007 Suzuki SX4 - Sport (M5)
Pros: AWD with ESP
Cons: Sub Woofer is cheap
Advice: Try one. You'll like it.Great little car for the money. Handles great. You won't see yourself on every corner. AWD system with ESP works excellent. Pay the extra for the top of the line model. You won't be disapppointed.
2007 Suzuki SX4 - Sport (M5)
Pros: smart pass keyless entry, steering wheel radio controls
Cons: no middle compartment, could use an extra cigarette lighter/ power source
Advice: If you need an AWD but can't afford the big bucks, this is your car.The vehicle handles great. The steering is very tight on the highway and responds very quickly. It does loosen up a bit around when turning but it still handles adequately there too. The acceleration is lacking a little bit but it's plenty to pass cars or make quick turns. I noticed that it seemed to be a little jerky when stepping on the gas but that's slowly improving as the car is broken in. There is a suprising amount of interior room and I love the controls on the steering wheel and the XM radio built in. It could use a compartment between the seats and some features like automatic door locking once you start driving but overall, it's a great value for the money and I highly recommend.
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Luxury (A5) 4x4
Advice: Decide before you buy this SUVYes I did it is ok. 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara LX 4WD Hi guys, I had no heat in my car after the huge snow storm. It’s been a week since I brought it back to the dealer with the problem. The dealer said it’s my heating blower went bad. Suzuki doesn’t have him in the stock and they were back order. Nobody knows when the part will be in and when I will have heat in my car. The dealer said that I was the fourth person to come in with the same issue. Since I am not the only one having this problem to me this seems to be a recall issue. I just want to let everybody know.