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dependable fun driving car
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By tim ashley
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2003 Suzuki Aerio GS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Great little car I bought for my daughter's first car and 4 years later she's still driving it.Our only major problem was the transmission.It was blamed on the tow truck for towing from the rear after a little mishap she had at a local sonic.Word of advice if ever get towed have them to load on a roll off and not towed from the rear.It burned out our tranny.Other than that,we had headlights replaced and very bad design on that deal,gotta pull bumper off for that.We have put 123,000 miles on it and have not a problem.We also changed wheels and tires to give more ground clearence. Pulled off all emblem's and had them powdered coated a light bronze color to match wheels now it's a head Turner.Best foreign car we have owned(next to my Nissan pu).


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LOVE MY SUZUKI
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By kellynulf
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2003 Suzuki Aerio GS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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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.


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It has been wonderful! Roomy...surprisingly!!


Worst Features

I have read on several reviews that other owners have the same exact issues with the vehicles. I think it doesn't matter how old or long you have a vehicle, if almost every owner is complaining of the same exact problem then it needs to be recalled and fixed. The issue with my radio, for example. I have read several reviews with the same issue. The light for the clock. But overall I LOVE MY SUZUKI!!!


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Great Car
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By mancow
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2003 Suzuki Aerio S Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


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Love my little mobile bubble
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mmaddalena3
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2003 Suzuki Aerio GS Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


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Head and leg room, large trunk, fast, fits easily in parking spaces


Worst Features

Plastic body needs improving and battery cables


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OK car but bad for the cold weather and snow driving
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By denis18
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2003 Suzuki Aerio SX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this cat at 55K and sold at 92K miles on it when the bearing and brake pads needed change. The car is OK, but the engine light was on and off several times during my ownership of the car. Nothing serious was found and it looked like a computer glitch. The worst part is that the car is simply not designed for the cold weather and snow driving. At freezing temperatures all pneumatics go off, like locks, windows etc, and driving under snow is a lot of stress. Overall, the cars worth its price as long as you live in the warm climate all year around.


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