Used Suzuki Ratings
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2002 Suzuki Aerio - S (M5)
Pros: small car
Cons: instrument panel
Advice: if you want to add stuffi 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.
2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara - JLX (M5) 4x4
Pros: Appearance and the smooth ride. Also has nice pick up on acceleration.
Cons: The arm rests are far too short. It would also be nice to have some covered storage in between the front seats.
Advice: I really liked the idea of having an SUV but I didn't want one the size of a semi truck. The Grand Vitara allows me to have the power and security of an SUV but in a size that's much more comfortable for me.It had great handling and turning capabilities along with a smooth ride and giddyup. The seats were incredibly comfortable and everything is in easy reach.
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 EchoI 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????
2002 Suzuki XL-7 - Limited (A4) 4x4
Cons: NO Alarm standard????
Advice: Do your research..XL-7 is rated #3 safety behind BMW and Mercedes!I have been driving a fully loaded 99 Jeep Gr Cherokee LTD v8 4.7l for last 3 yrs (beautiful truck), the v6 2.7l XL-7 is a better value and performance is compromised slightly, but, gas mileage makes up for it. Where else can you find a SUV LOADED,heated leather, 4wd, 3rd row seats, etc...for $25K??? I did tons of research and this was a perfect fit! FYI, Suzuki as of 7/02 has implemented a 7yr/100k Powertrain warranty to compete as well---HUGE!!
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.
2002 Suzuki XL-7 - Plus (M5) 4x4
Pros: Power performance and comfort!!!! A+++++
Cons: The arm rest and sun visor are both to short. C-
Advice: Research before you buy and compare Susuki to all other models.Great handling and towing. Comfort is wonderful and cargo room is the best! Great stereo system. Bought in Nov. 2001 and we'll buy again when the 2004 models come out. A excellent SUV for your money. Compared online and with 4x4 magazine and then test drove 5 different SUV's before I bought my XL-7 and I am thankful for it!
2002 Suzuki XL-7 - Standard (M5) 4x4
Cons: so far the only thing that i found was the shocks don't seem to be wroking like they should?
Advice: I would buy another one of thesein driving this vehicle i find that the rear shocks are soft when going over bumps in the shopping center and at high speed it seems to float like there are no rear shocks when i hit or go over small bumps in the highway . i took the vehicle to the dealer and had them examine the shocks and they said that my tires were over inflated, they readjusted the tire presure. but i now have gone about 400 miles more and when i go in a shopping center where there are speed bumps it still feels like it is floating, I'm going to drive it another 500 to a 1000 miles and see what happens? i now have about 900 miles on this vehicle.