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Pros: Six cd holder w/ seven speakers which includes a subwoofer under the drivers seat. Replaced cd player for a touch screen Navi system for '04 to keep the look of a furture looking car.
Cons: Location of power mirrors button is on the left hand dash which was relocated in the '05 model on the left hand side of the power mirrors. Seats in '04 tend to collect a lot of lent and staict new fabic for '05
Advice: I looked at different makes and models and this one came on top in all corners. Toyota Matrix expensive, Scion xB no power/car blows around in windy areas, Ponitac Vibe (no better then an Ford) should be call a Bad Vibe two cars died on test drive.Bought an '04 model and fell in love then bought an '05 for my girl Both models are excellent in features and in warrenty. Bought the extened warrenty which covers bumper to bumper for 7 years unheard of in other factory models.
Cons: Beeping noise if you don't buckle your seat belt
Advice: Suzuki is little known, but their quality, warranty, and price are better than your other optionsI test drove the Aerio and the best thing that I could say about it was that it handed phenomenally. I found myself taking corners in this car at a much higher rate of speed just to see how hard I could push it. 155 horsepower may not seem like too much but when you step on the gas, you get going. I loved the new upholstery for 05 and the seats are so comfortable. I'm 6' 200 lbs and I can sit in the back seat easily. Like any other shopper, I shopped around at other dealers and no one could come close to matching the amount of comfort, safety and performance features for even close to the price. Throw in all wheel drive in a car for under $18000 and it's a no brainer