Suzuki Coupes and Compact Cars Ratings
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2007 Suzuki Reno - Base (M5)
Pros: The Color of the car
Cons: Just about everything
Advice: DONT BUY!!!Ive had this car for about a month and a half any everything possible has went wrong with this car. This is a horrible car. DONT BUY IT!
2007 Suzuki SX4 - Sport (M5)
Cons: Not very fast
Advice: Buy one if you want an affordable, safe, somewhat sporty vehicle.I have only owned mine for 3 days but it sure beats my old car (a 2001 Neon). The features are amazing compared with the price. I love the fact that it is AWD and comes with just about every safety feature available. Its not the fastest car but has sufficient power. I like the look and feel of the car.
2007 Suzuki SX4 - Sport (M5)
Advice: If you want a small AWD, buy one.There are better choices out there, unless you want AWD with Traction & Stability Control and great gas milage. What other (non-hybrid) AWD gets better than 24/30 mpg? 143 hp does not make this a sports car, but you can safely merge into traffic and keep up. In bad weather you can pass almost everyone on the road. The list of features on the Sport is impressive. The sound system shakes the earth.
2007 Suzuki Forenza - Convenience (M5) Wagon
Pros: Wagon convenience, sedan ride
Cons: 'Loose tooth' shifter knob
Advice: Buy the wagon, get small SUV convenience for half the priceFew true small wagons (not hatchbacks) remain in the market, so I went to test drive one. For the price it is an extremely good deal. People will pay twice as much for a wagon on stilts - a car-based SUV. The car rode well, but the variable steering took a little getting used to. The engine had more kick than I had expected, and the wagon didn't appear any less powerful than the Reno that shares the same engine. For the ultimate bang for your buck, the wagon makes more sense than the sedan or Reno hatch. Too bad people can't see past the stigma. The new model has OBDII as of 2006, so diagnosing any problems will be much easier than it was for 2005 Forenza owners. I've got mine on order.
2006 Suzuki Forenza - Base (M5) Sedan
Pros: I can control the radio by the Steering Wheel
Advice: Stay AwayI have a 2004 Forenza and I brought it brand new because I liked the CD and tape player, as well as the radio being operated from the Steering Wheel. For the last two years, this car has been the car from hell. I am having sever major engine problems, twice my back brake lights have been stuck, where it had to go in the shop for repairs and now a SSPS warning is showing up and the service people have no idea what this warning means. Futhermore, the dealership where I brought the car is no longer dealing with Suzukis. Stay away from this car.
2005 Suzuki Forenza - LX (M5) Sedan
Pros: 5 speed manual transmission
Cons: Takes a while for the heat to kick in
Advice: drive it for a bit before buyingI like the Forenza. For the money it's a lot of car. It performs well and gets good gas mileage. I'd reccoment it for anyone looking for a new car. Its a 'No-frills' vehicle with still a lot oging for it.
2006 Suzuki Forenza - Premium ABS (M5) Sedan
Cons: Everything went wrong with engine
Advice: Don't Buy... Do Your ResearchWe bought our 2004 Forenza brand new and have had nothing but problems with it. Within a short period of time after the purchase the belts in front tires broke .. waited 6 weeks for replacement tires. Then the fun begun..they have replaced 2 cam sensors and main computer system. And at the present time we are up against another problem ... needs another cam sensor. Suzuki is a true nightmare to work with. They find every excuse they can to cover their tracks... BEWARE...DON'T BUY.. Trading in our Lemon