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Pros: Looks and price, I guess you get what you pay for.
Cons: The small tires take away from the looks of the car.
Advice: Don't, Suzuki and their dealers will not get in a hurry for anyone.I bought this 2005 Suzuki Forenza on June 10, 2005, eight weeks ago. The service engine light illuminated on the way home from the dealership and the car will not idle. It has been in the shop for 4 of the 8 weeks I have owned it. The dealer will not make a move without Suzuki and Suzuki doesn't seem to be in any hurry to fix. They keep giving me this BS story about another car in Oregon with the same problem. When Suzuki fixes it they are going to apply the fix to my car. Don't buy a Suzuki unless you are glutten for punishment!
Cons: No keyless, cruise
Advice: Get the stick.Not a bad deal for the price. Expect 22-26 on the highway and 18-22 in the city. I like the car enough to start a web site called www.forenzamotorsports.com , and the reason was to show people you can get cool parts for a Forenza. We have a Forenza Cold Air Intake, Forenza Carbon Fiber Dash, Lowering Springs for Forenza, Forenza Exhaust...Forenza Body Kit ( Forenza Ground Effects )..so do not buy a Honda because you think there are no parts for this car. There is!!!!
Pros: Electric side-view mirrors, and sound system!
Cons: Wish my model had cruise control (didn't want all the other stuff) and gas mileage not the best given its size.
Advice: This car has lots of extra's and is very comfortable. WELL worth the pricing.This car cruises unbelievably and is very responsive. Try the HOLD release and it becomes down right SPUNKY. Easy to maneuver in the city - very sport like handling.
Cons: GAS MILEAGE, BUT KNEW THAT GOING IN.
Advice: BUY IT.I,LOVE THIS CAR I DO MOSTLY CITY DRIVING.EASY TO HANDLE AND QUICK RESPONCE.
Pros: The keyless entry built into the key
Cons: There is no mirror lighting for the sun visor
Advice: Shop around for the best dealWhen I first got in the car I was amazed with all the room it had. On top of that the seat were very comfortable. The design of the interior makes everything accessible for the driver. The car also has a very big size trunk which is ideal for a mid size family. For such a compact car it has a lot of room and power and the car is great on gas.
Pros: Tail lights
Cons: lack of aftermarket parts
Advice: buy the 5 spdgood car handles well pickup is much better with the manual transmision
Pros: The radio controlls on the steering wheel
Cons: First gear on the automatic
Advice: for more performance get the 5 speed, for value get the S trim level its still a great carAt first the Forenza seems to be a little sluggish give the car some time. The interior is great with no cheap plastic covering every square inch of the dash like some cheap rental car. After a while you get used to having the radio controlls at your finger tips, so driving any other car without this feature makes you wish you were back in the Forenza. Switch on the hold button next to the shifter on the automatic trans and this little car comes to life with good accelaration for a small economy sedan. The hold feature lets you decide what gear to be in, first gear on the automatic is a little drawn out. Shifting into first gear while in the hold mode does produce a slight jerk from the transmission while sitting at a light.The car has ample trunk space and cool tail lights. A plus when you want to look aftermarket on a budget.