Suzuki Coupes and Compact Cars Ratings

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    2002 Suzuki Aerio SX - (M5)

    Pros: comfort while driving

    Cons: location of cruise control

    Advice: it's an excellent value

    I am extremely pleased with my Aerio. I purchased it in April and have not had any problems at all. I have driven it to Minden Nevada, and though the elevation is some 7000' it had no problem at all on the grade. Turns handle well and the manual tranny makes it fun to drive.

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    2002 Suzuki Aerio - S (M5)

    Pros: appearance of car

    Cons: cup holders don't change size

    Advice: wonderful quality vehicle that is worth your money!

    This car runs great, feels great, is great! I could not have asked for a better car, which we purchased at a wonderful dealership!

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    2002 Suzuki Aerio - S (M5)

    Pros: small car

    Cons: instrument panel

    Advice: if you want to add stuff

    i own an aerio and i love the way it drives, you can't expect much power for it's not a muscle car. i went from a f-150 4.6 to the aerio and i can feel the difference. i live in hawaii so i have to go over the mounatians pretty much every day and it does a good job going over them.

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    2002 Suzuki Aerio - S (M5)

    Pros: Metallic Blue

    Cons: The car almost had to stop (like a fat person) to get up the hill.

    Advice: If you want ugly, buy the Toyota Echo

    I have been car shopping for two (2) years. This year, I finally decided to test drive. I have test drove several vehicles. The Aerio is by far the worst. I read these wonderful reviews about others being pleasantly surprised. I, however, was sadly disappointed. Customer service was poor at the one dealership in my state. The car is ugly and a copy of the Ford Focus and Toyota Echo. The car has a HUGE hesitation factor when going up the slighest hills. In addition, the salesman didn't even try to persuade me to get the car; it was like he knew I wouldn't like the car so why try. Weird????

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    2002 Suzuki Aerio SX - (M5)

    Pros: interior space/driving position

    Cons: position of cruise control/defroster/rear wiper switches

    Advice: Test drive both the automatic and the manual, then decide.

    Sitting in the back seat first, I immediately noticed the generous amount of interior space. Moving to the front seat, the driving position is supportive and comfortable, with good visibility. The digital instrument cluster is reminiscent of 1980's cars. Fit and finish are good overall, and the vehicle comes well equipped. ABS, floor mats, and an automatic transmission are the only options. There's plenty of power on tap from the 2.0-liter four, but the automatic transmission slightly blunts its performance. Unique styling receives admiring looks and positive comments that the Esteem could only dream of.

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    2002 Suzuki Aerio SX - (M5)

    Pros: Good seating room in a small, nimble car.

    Cons: Lack of coin, etc. trays on the brake/tranny console.

    Advice: Compare with other similar vehicles.

    Seats are a little stiff but comfortable. The suspension lets the driver feel the bumps in the road, but that is to be expected in a small, sporty car. Very good headroom due to the height-adjustable driver's seat; also good legroom in the back seat even with the driver's seat all the way back (I'm 6'2' with a tall upper body and I fit this car well). There is limited areas to put your 'stuff' so will have to settle with the glovebox and a pull-out tray under the passenger seat. The car is fairly quick and nimble due to the 2 litre/141 hp engine. It is relatively well loaded with creature comforts (the only options are floor mats, transmission, and external colors).