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Motorcycle now car!
Pros: The amount of room inside from a small car.
Cons: nothingI purchased used to save money on gas from a Jeep (still have) & this Aerio is great! Love the ride for traveling, little loose for the twisties. Power is great for a car that gets 30MPG average on mountain back roads, highway & traffic. Plenty of torque for the hills. Tons of room when seats are down & rear seats have great room for adults.
great car !
Cons: seatsgood on gas , peppy , handles well
Pros: Small size, price
Advice: Short term (less than two years) buy.Front lower bumper is weak and comes apart, the brakes shudder and grind (although they've been replaced 4 times), cd player doesn't work, the steering wheel shudders over 65 mph, the electrical system died and had to be replaced and had to obtain a totally new engine -- all with a little over 3 years of ownership.
Pros: The stereo system
Cons: Everything else
Advice: Stay clear, buyer beware, the trade in value is horrible, ive lost almost 10,000 dollars on it already.I have had my Aerio for less than 2 years and have had to replace my tires 3 times aleady because the way the car is made it wears extremely fast on the rear tires from the outside tread in. Suzuki claims it is a tire problem, and tht the Yokohomo tires that come stock are terrible, but I have had 3 different types of tires on this thing, and they all go bald around 7,000 miles. Also, uncontrollable shaking from the steering wheel above 60 is another common problem myslef and other owners are experiencing. If you want to spend a fortune on new tires all the time, this is the car for you.
Pros: The 'LOOK' of it. Not like every other car that looks the same.
Cons: Engine noise?I don't know what they're talking about, I don't have any engine noise.
Advice: This car is a great deal for the money with standard 'Options' that you'd have to pay extra for in other vehicles.Great Warranty too.This is a 'FUN' car to drive. It handles great,accelerates quickly for passing other cars,is great on gas and roomy inside.Rides smooth on the open road even at 70. Standard features include 6 cd/mp3 player,cruise control,air,all power,air bags and lots of other goodies. Seats are comfortable and I like the steering wheel controls for radio. Was comparing it to a Matrix and Vibe and it came out ahead not only in standard features but price too.PLUS,You can't beat the warranty. I like the look of it and the whole package.(free remote starter and mud flaps were thrown in too)
Pros: All-wheel drive
Cons: The fact the car fell apart as soon as I left the Lot
Advice: Don't buy oneLiked the pricing for all the features. Has good power and unique styling. Unfortunately in the first 6 months I had a front sway bar bushing pop out 4 times, had viscous coupling replaced for all wheel drive, had new tires installed because they destroyed due to another factory defect, had passenger door lock replaced because it failed,and still have outstanding issues....