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Pros: Appearance & gas mileage
Cons: Cant see the front of the hood
Advice: Dont hesitate-buy itIt has a very responsive & quick pick up has nice turning radius,I get plenty of stares & (what kind of car is that)-It is the first smaller car i have owned & I love it. Highly recomend it.Plenty of cargo space even for my wheel chair,with the back seats left up.
Pros: The sound system
Advice: Don't judge this car by its cover.Overall I found the Aerio very fun to drive(much to my suprise). The 5-speed is easy to drive and gives you plenty of pep. The cockpit is stylish easy to use w/a digital instrument panel. Pletty of space inside and a large trunk. The stereo/CD player w/6 speakers is quite powerful, better than most cars costing twice this price. I had a problem with the headrest it seemed to be to curved and to far back. The only other thing I disliked was the fact I couldn't adjust the height of the drivers seat.
Pros: Power, back seat leg room, easy to park and maneuver.
Cons: Not enough torque, small and tight in cargo and seating.
Advice: Compare this to other manufacturers' and make the choice that is right for you.I was recently lent this while my car was being serviced. It has good h.p. but lacks enough torque. It has good back seat leg room but little front seat. It lacks sufficient cargo room. It is tight on the hips, shoulders and head. It is not available with a sunroof. Nor is it available with traction control, although it has a full ladder frame. It had a 4-speed AOD transmission with lockout. I found out it is the shortest in its class which makes it the easiest to park and maneuver but small and tight. So, I leave the choice up to each individual. I suggest to compare it to other manufacturers and see which is right for you.
Pros: Exterior styling with interior room
Cons: Driver's seat
Advice: Try both front wheel and AWD before buying. Look at difference in milage and evaluate if it is worth it. My experience was the front wheel stuck to the road very well in snow. AWD was better, but may not warrent the sticker markup and reduction in MPGI bought a yellow 2003 Aerio SX with AWD and automatic. After driving the front wheel drive version, I am not sure the AWD is worth the extra money or the loss of gas miliage. You give up a little of that pick and go at a stop light too. I had a sunroof added at the dealership and added an armrest after driving a few thousand miles and realizing the seats were not so comfortable on long trips. Overall, I love the car. People always ask me about it in parking lots. The in dash 6 CD is great. The car is so roomy. My kids like the back seat because they can see out and the doors are wide enough to get carseats in and out with ease. The back opens to hold more cargo than I thought possible in a car of this size. The 7/100,000 protection plan is great as is the Roadside assitance plan for free. Do the research, I got mine with sunroof, automatic, and AWD for $16,005 ... well below sticker. My suggestions to the Suzuki: Factory Sunroof option. Better driver seats.
Pros: Price, suburban driveability, loaded with features, likeable.
Cons: The driver needs a bit more cubby space
Advice: Shop around. Good discounts as of 3/03After months of car internet reading I had overlooked the Aerio SX. I saw one parked and it caught my eye. It met my 'specs'. Economical yet peppy, well featured, powerful A/C, 4 wheel indep. suspension, somewhat 'sporty', roomy & versatile, a great 6CD/radio/ a bit more style than Camry/Elantra/Malibu, etc. Style is quite subjective. The pros aren't impressed, but everyone I know loves it.
Pros: Great Headroom for a small car.
Cons: A bit of a radio/cd reach.
Advice: You might want to wait a bit to see how the vehicle ages, but if a small car in on your menu I'd consider this one. . . particularly if I were a larger or taller person.I drove this vehicle in the snow in Detroit for a week. Off the Interstate it performed admirable: good traction and nible handling in slippery conditions. Visibility was good and the dash layout - slightly unconventional- was easy to get used to. The service engine soon light would stay on in the cold weather until the engine heated up. The car was slightly sluggish at higher speeds, about what you'd expect from a smaller car. The cabin felt good lot's of room to stretch.
Pros: speed on the highway when you nedd it.
Cons: nothing but the price but for a good car i don't mind it's safe to drive
Advice: go check it out there great little carsfor a little car it really has alot of get up and go. getting into small places are so easy . and it looks so small from the outside, but when you sit inside the car it's a different story. you really have so much room. my son has so much room in the back seat to play w/ his toys and the pockets in the back let him keep his favorite toys in the car at all times thanks suzuki for coming out w/ a car so smart.