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Pros: The interior
Cons: Lack of acceleratioin
Advice: If your looking for a family sedan, this is the best deal out there right now.The Suzuki Verona EX caught my eye immediately when I saw that this luxury sedan was hardly expensive. It is the ideal family sedan and does great on long commutes. The luxurious interior makes you feel like your driving a $40,000 car but instead your doing it for half the price. The car has ample power on the open road and hugs the curves with ease, its quiet, has great climate control and the fully loaded version just spoils you, unfortunately this car does not pack the power of your standard V6 engine and you can find yourself yearning for a little speed when you accelerate. Overall a great car that will surely show promise in the future with its later models. Definetly will buy another Suzuki.
Pros: The smoothness and quietness of the engine.
Cons: Fuel economy
Advice: Compare features and price to other cars and you will be impressed.I have read quite a few of these reviews and I believe the guy who has the web site about his Verona lemon has written several of them under ficticious names. I have owned my Verona for over a year and have found it to be very reliable. There were two recalls. The first one was on the ECU (engine control module), which was fixed quickly and efficiently by the dealer. I was amazed at the short time I had to wait. It cured the rough idle problem and hesitation at low speeds. My car never stalled because of the problem, but did not idle smoothly for the first minute or so after starting it in the morning. The other recall was on the brake light switch. Mine never stuck, but it was replaced anyway under the warranty. This car drives and rides like a much more expensive automobile. Some of the complaints I have read about this car are rediculous. One so called 'professional tester' complained about the shape of the turn signal stalks. Others have complained about the colors of the display on the instrument panel and the fact that you cannot dim the a/c display. Many of the things testers complained about are actual benefits of the car. The speed sensitive power steering may cause some to say the steering seems vague, but I like this feature. It makes steering easier at low speeds while giving you more road feel at higher speeds. I have been very pleased with my Verona, especially when you consider what you get for the price compared to other cars in the same category. The Verona has much more for thousands of $$ less. Fuel mileage is my only complaint; it could be better. The best I have gotten on the highway is 29.5 mpg. Around town it is usually 21-23. This is a very good car. I have owned Suzukis for many years and have found them to be much better than average in the area of reliability. The Verona is a well-built car and anyone considering a car of this size and price should drive it. You will be impressed.
Cons: engine power and gas mileage
Advice: don't buy, no way!!!!!!!!!!!!!don't buy this car, very very poor performance, and the gas mileage really sucks, my verona has been back to the stealership 6 times, four times for the same thing, and going back once again next week, for the same prob, like a dead spot when accelerating,(dangerous) no more suzuki's for me.
Pros: the warranty the smooth ride and the heated seats.
Cons: The fact that people that do not know how to drive give the car bad reviews.
Advice: Do not listen to anyone about the car stalling- I own mine since 10/03 it never stalled or hesitated once.All I can say is that you must look and test drive this car. It has a very smooth ride. Compare the stats to the E-class, Side by side same exact size. No other car on the road compares in this price range and above.
Cons: transmission, overall performance
Advice: Wait a few seasonsI own a Suzuki Esteem wagon which is a great car for the money. I bought the Verona for my wife. We both like the looks but thats about it. I should have looked around more.
Cons: Lack of power
Advice: Don't buy one.Now I know why Daewoo went bankrupt. This is a Daewoo with a Suzuki name! It's a nice looking car, and a nice riding car, it's very roomy, with alot of features for the price. But that's all the good things I can say. It has no power, it's scary pulling out in traffic, or tring to pass! The transmission shifts too soon, then down shifts abruptly, possibily causing a loss of control. I'm looking to buy another car, and found the Verona lost 40% of it's value in one year!
Pros: Handling and Interior comfort and quality. The has much more iterior room than you would think.
Cons: Engine performance. Dangerous to pass with this car on a winding road.
Advice: You get what you pay for. If you want a good looking car with luxury appointments but are willing to sacrafice performance for a cheap price... You just found the car for you.My Verona is suprisingly one of the best handling imports that I have ever owned. For the $ it is very well appointed and I find the interior to be high quality as well as the stereo system. The draw back to the car is a poorly functioning fuel injection computer which results in horrible fuel economy and a sever lack of passing power. The price is cheap and you get what you pay for. Be informed that the sacrafice for the price is solely in the engine performance. The styling and handling of this car as well as the high quality leather is world class and stands up to the quality of my BMW. If it had half the passing power of my BMW the Verona would probably out sell Houna Accord and Toyota Camary by a long shot.