Suzuki Coupes and Compact Cars Ratings
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2010 Suzuki SX4 - Base (CVT) AWD Crossover
Cons: red backlite on the radio is hard to read
Advice: get the touring package has a lot of options I wish I had gottenI have the CVT transmission which takes a little getting use to but has much better performance and is smoother than the 4 speed auto in the 2009, would've got the manual but I do a lot of stop and go driving. For a small econo car it's got some pep especially in the manual transmission setting. The AWD is great on snow and ice, but had to get snow tires the ones that come with aren't up to handling really bad ice/snow conditions (I live in Colorado)
2007 Suzuki SX4 - Sport (M5)
Pros: AWD; surprisingly alot of power for this little car. :)
Cons: Blind spot on driver's side between side window and front window. Have to really look carefully.
Advice: I'm happy with my purchase; it's small yet comfy. Very economicalAwesome performance; bought it for travelling up to the mtn. Never have had to put on chains...handles great in snow. I'm glad I bought this car!!
2005 Suzuki Forenza - S (M5) Sedan
Pros: volume on the steering wheel
Cons: the way it drove in rain and snow and the way the horn was situated
Advice: Keep looking around--don't let the appearance fool youI loved this car in the summer, but where I'm from, the winters are brutal and I need a car with good traction when the snow would stick. The Forenza was my worst nightmare, and it spun out from behind me many times, even when I was going very slow. Great for zipping around town if you live somewhere sunny all year long, but if you expect weather like rain and snow at all, I would not recommend this car. Traded it in for the Subaru Impreza.
2006 Suzuki Reno - Base (M5)
Pros: Pretty much everything.
Cons: I do wish it got just a bit better gas mileage.
Advice: BUY ONE!I LOVE my Suzi!!! I have never been so happy with a car. This little thing has more room and power than anybody expects. It also handles really well. It also holds up VERY VERY well to rear end impact! While going about 45 mph I was hit from behind by a truck going approx. 70 mph It felt like he just bounced off of my bumper. I couldn't believe how little damage there was! If I was going out today to buy a new car it would most likely be another Reno.
2007 Suzuki SX4 - Base (M5)
Cons: small gas tank; lackluster gas mileage
Advice: Be prepared to visit the gas station more than normal because of the small gas tank.The acceleration and gas mileage could be better, but then I remind myself that it's an AWD vehicle and heavier than your average subcompact. I call it my BABYSUV. So far, there aren't a lot of them on the road where I live, so I get that 'head-turning' effect when I'm driving. I like that! I am sure I will appreciate it even more when it snows.......
2007 Suzuki SX4 - Base (M5)
Cons: Gas mileage
Advice: take into account the EPA ratings on the sticker mean nothingIt's a great little car....except.... it's to heavy for the small engine, so gas mileage is rather pathetic, that and the teenie weenie gas tank have you getting to know the gas station clerk quite well. It's relatively inexpensive to buy, but remember the xm ready radio will cost you about 550 us dollars at the Suzuki dealer to get XM.
2004 Suzuki Forenza - S (M5)
Pros: spacious back seat
Cons: no sunroof
Advice: only get it if you fall completely in love with it the first time you look at it, not drive itthe test drive was great but after the car was purchased it started falling apart little by little