Our little suzy is quite a nice ride! I
fell in love with the black onyx paint,
it is beautiful! This car is the most
defect free car I have ever owned, my
only real problem is with the radio
which Suzuki did'nt build. Great
handling, good power, easy entry/exit,
practical, fun, sporty, good looking
etc. Some trim noise on coarse roads,
I'm running these down myself and
fixing them. I love the digital dash,
its simple and the speedo can be read
at a glance. The car isn't perfect but
it sure is close... we love it!
Air conditioner, stereo sound,
entry/exit ease, quality workmanship,
solid flex free body, handling, low
cost maintenance, quality paint, high
gloss! "In control" suspension, very
capable without being harsh.
Padded armrests, better design of
interior trim to eliminate noises,
better defroster, wider front seat
The Aerio's interior finish/materials
feel very Germanic (Golf-like), the
engine is very quick off the line and
smooth at 80MPH Highway Speeds, the
digital dash is GREAT! The seats are
all firm and very supportive and there
is plenty of room. There is also a
TIMING CHAIN, not a timing belt as
well as the 7 Year/100000 Mile
Powertrain Warranty also. I would just
recommend to anyone, before buying
anything else in this class to cross-
shop this car, because I think you
would find it to outperform the others
in most categories, aside from the
Aerio feeling more upscale and
substantial than its price would
Undoubtedly the digital dash with
speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge,
etc. is definitely my favorite. It is
nearly identical to the digital set-up
in the Honda Insight Hybrid.
First, If I were Suzuki, I would
advertise this car more! IF it
wouldn't hurt ride quality too much, I
would put 16" wheels on all models.
I have an SUV 2002 Ford, Explorer and
was not into buying another new car for
but my wife was needing a car to do
small things around and close to our
home. We shopped around,Focus, Rio
Cinco,Vibe, Protege,Saturn L200 etc.
She fell in Love with The Silver Aerio
SX 2003. We drove it as all the rest
2lt. 145 HP sure makes a difference,
beautiful on the inside, great air
condition, great CD sound, excellent
movements, great space front and
back,outstanding price.Man we bought
it ,now the problem is I want to swap,
Ford Explorer for her Susuki Aerio SX.
Been driving my Aerio for 6 months now
and I'm still smitten. Can't understand
why there are so few on the road.
Handles great, even in the snow with
front wheel drive. Great head room and
I love the height; all the convienence
of my old Toyota hatchback without
having to stoop to get in.
ROOM and ZOOM. I like the digital dash
and the funky look. The height is a
definite plus when infront of SUV
headlights. Love the hidden
compartments under the trunk floor.
MPG is lower than the advertised 28/32.
I average 25/28. Stereo/ clock hard to
read in daylight.The car desperately
needs a driver's right armrest. Front
bumper is a scrape magnet. Plastic
posts that support the rear lid are
flimsy. One already snapped.
It is a fun car to drive, has alot of
power for the cars in its class. I
have yet to see alot of aftermarket
parts, but im sure there soon to come.
There is alot of room, I'm 6'4" and i
fit in this car pretty good. The
resale value is not that good, but its
not a civic.