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Pros: Interior appearance
Cons: engine performance and service support from manufacturer. Auto loses almost 40% of its value in first year on trade-in.
Advice: Wait a few years and see if this vehicle will hold upLacks the necessary power to compete with the other vehicles in similar market. The I6 runs like a weak 4-cylinder. Numerous problems with correcting the computer system and vehicle has a tendency to lose power and stall. Suzuki has attempted to repair vehicle 6 times to no avail. Interior and exterior are nicely done and offers a luxury appearance for the price but the leather has a cheap feel, more like vinyl. Hopefully, Suzuki will work out the bugs before releasing the 2005 but that does not appear to be the case. The EX model is okay for the price but the lack of power and passing ability on highways is a disappointment. Excessive depreciation after 1st year as compared to other vehicles in a similar class.
Pros: The vehicle has every feature I ever wanted to include driving lights that we use to see deer near the road.
Cons: I may have to wait a long time for parts to fix the vehicle if broken.
Advice: The vehicle is a good buy, it drives well, looks great but if you like a lot of power may not be for you.The Verona is well make and the power was a little slow at first but with more milage,improved. The milage is over 27mpg but there is comfusion because the manual said to use 5w30 oil but Suzuki in (HQ) california said 10w30. The heater cable broke and it took quite a few weeks to get one. The dealer said they were having problems with that part. California said there was only two problems with this part that they knew about. You won't be able to buy a oil filter except at the dealer, too new of a vehicle. I still have my first Suzuki and have not had a problem with it so I hope this vehicle will live up to the other one.
Cons: Manufacturer's failure to stand behind the auto; poor power from a V6; scary
Advice: Don't waste your $. For the price get a KiaSluggish and weak. Driven 4 cylinders with more pep. Fearful to drive it because I am unsure if I will make it home. Car is short on power for an I6. Poor manufacturer backing on repeated problems. Car has a recall on some computer problems that causes problems with power drops and the vehicle has tendency to die in dangerous situations, such as pulling out into traffic and other areas. 4 attempts to have it fixed and still no solution, The Suzuki rep was uncooperative and offered no beneficial suggestions. Working on turning it back to them under the Lemon Law and have reports from the dealer's service rep that they have had numerous similar problems with the Verona. It is nicely equipped and looks can be deceiving. Save your money and egt something that has a solid history of perfo
Pros: roomy interior
Cons: poor mileage/performance, engine & computer problems
Advice: avoid it. this is not a true foreign car. GM engine, DAEWOO carmy first and last new car. daewoo in disguise. do some research on the daewoo magnus. that is what this is with a general motors engine and 'suzuki' written all over it.the magnus was out for a few years overseas before it came over here as the verona. i'll be blunt: this car has a major problem with the computer. it has been in the shop 3 times for the same problem and is going back next week for the same thing. gas mileage is poor! performance is even worse! i have grown to hate this car.other than the aforementioned problems it would be a very nice car for the money.until they figure out how to fix it stay away from it. they just finally announced a recall. if you really want one wait for next years model.
Pros: Trim package...leather seats, sunroof, CD
Cons: Transmission hesitation
Advice: If you are considering any mid size sedan, test drive the Verona before you buy!I was looking for a family sedan that had all the toys at a budget friendly price. I drove the Sonata, Optima, and Camry...then I spied the Verona. Mine is the EX trim with Gold package and tinted windows...WOW! It's styling knocked me out. Acceleration is about the only drawback I saw when taking the test drive...it's definitely not a racecar but adequate for the daily commute. The value proposition offered by the Verona is unbeatable.
Pros: all the features that come standard
Cons: very small trunk
Advice: nice alternative to Accord/CamryWhen I first laid eyes on the Verona EX, I was surprised by it's size and graceful styling. When I saw that standard features on the EX included almost EVERY feature you could dream of, I was floored. The seats were very comfortable and roomy. Legroom in both front & back were ample. Now the drive; as I took off, I was greeted with little road or wind noise. Accerelation was adequate for my needs but muscle car fans better look elsewhere. Cornering and smoothness were great and I truly enjoyed my long test drive as I opened the moon roof, jacked up the stereo and drove onto the highway.
Pros: The appearance of the dash and console.
Cons: the key. it is very difficult to start the car and remember not to hit the trunk release.
Advice: take it for a test drive you will love the feel.The vehicle handles and rides as well as any $40,000 car. I am extremely satisfied with the Verona. If I continue to be this pleased, my next car will also be Suzuki.