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2003 Suzuki Aerio Sedan

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Suzuki Aerio Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 145 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Suzuki Aerio

  • A worthwhile compact car from Suzuki. It is, however, still a few steps behind the pack leaders.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Wagon-body style, available all-wheel drive, affordable price, large interior, powerful standard engine.

  • Cons

    Strange interior design, missing some key features.

  • What's New for 2003

    As the Aerio is a recent introduction to the market, there aren't that many changes for 2003. Suzuki has bumped the horsepower up by four to 145 and nudged the torque up one pound-foot to 135. Other additions include integrated cruise control buttons on the steering wheel, a three-point seatbelt and headrest for rear center seat and a new cloth design. The GS and SX models drop the rear-seat armrest, get a six-disc in-dash CD player and have the optional all-wheel-drive available.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Love my suzuki

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Vehicle: 2003 Suzuki Aerio GS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

I bought my Suzuki with 6 miles on it back in 2003. It now is hitting over 190,000. It has been an amazing car. There have been a few issues. A CD got stuck in the CD player and now that doesn't work. The radio still works fine though. The light on the clock doesn't work, even with replacement fuse. I did start having issues the last 2 years with the heat shield clamps rusting. Overall I will be very sad the day "Shelly" takes a dump.



6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 2003 Suzuki Aerio S Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car new in 2003 My work round trip is 184 miles my car just went over 402000 miles I have had no problems. Just oil changes and two set of brake pads and at 250000 clutch presure plate thowout bearing all which are wearout parts.




Love my little mobile bubble

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Vehicle: 2003 Suzuki Aerio GS Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

If you don't mind looking like you're driving around in a gigantic bubble-then this is the car for you. I'm 5'11 and my husband is 6'4 and this car has enough room for us and our family of giants. I have had this same car for about 7 years now, used, and I haven't had trouble with driving in the snow. I owned it through the summer in South Florida and through the "sno-maggedon" in Virginia and found it to be a great vehicle for either location. I will agree it's basically plastic but I was side swiped a few years ago and it kept me safe. The cables on the battery though do fray so keep an eye under the hood ever so often. Otherwise it's money well spent.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car with great mileage

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Vehicle: 2003 Suzuki Aerio GS Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

This car has been great. I bought it three years ago with 32,000 for $4500. I am now at 180,000 and still going strong. The only problems I have had is struts and CV axles, nothing else. I would recommend these cars to anyone wanting a cheap transportation option.




Happy/unhappy

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Vehicle: 2003 Suzuki Aerio S Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

miles good/gas good ride is great.body work could have been better,bumpers front and back had to replace both too low to ground.radio,cd player out sometimes the radio will come on but not stay on station.has to replace four other parts,i change my all my oils and fluides on reg basis.wheel bearings out on front wheel hard to find parts.




Reliable but the body stinks!

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Vehicle: 2003 Suzuki Aerio GS Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I bought my Suzuki in 2003... OH I was in love with it and I still love this car. The gas mileage... you can really depend on this car! However you should know that the body was made very cheap. Every Suzuki I see on the road is missing the same front and back pieces on the front and back bumper... both pieces fell off on their own. Of course in 2009 I had well over 130K miles on this baby because I traveled A LOT in it so my car never had any major problems... Another thing you might want to know is if you get into an accident with the body parts being so cheap your car will most likely get totaled. I know this because someone hit my car while it was parked last Saturday and totaled it!



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Full 2003 Suzuki Aerio Review

What's New for 2003

As the Aerio is a recent introduction to the market, there aren't that many changes for 2003. Suzuki has bumped the horsepower up by four to 145 and nudged the torque up one pound-foot to 135. Other additions include integrated cruise control buttons on the steering wheel, a three-point seatbelt and headrest for rear center seat and a new cloth design. The GS and SX models drop the rear-seat armrest, get a six-disc in-dash CD player and have the optional all-wheel-drive available.

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Talk About The 2003 Aerio

2003 Suzuki Aerio Discussions See all Started By

gfdrivesaerio
gfdrivesaerio
02-06-2010
I'm wondering, is there a way to disconnect AWD and have my GF's 2003 Aerio SX be driven only by RW or FW drivetrain?...


kato007usa
kato007usa
02-28-2007
Hello, I am experiencing acceleration lag in my 2003 Suzuki Aerio SX Wagon - 5 speed manual. The car has less than 36000 mi but is past its 3 year mark, thus void of any warranty. I recently noticed...


caquilha
caquilha
05-22-2005
I love my lSuzuki Aerio 2003, but the remote control key does not work even after replacing the battery for a new one. Any idea on how to solve the problem?...



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