by kungfuking on Apr 20, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This car is made by 3 (that's right 3) different motor companies.
This vehicle is part Suzuki, part Daewoo and part Cheverolet....all LEMON. Don't believe me look under the hood you will see American and Asian parts put together attempting to work in harmony with each other. If you need a cheap car don't look here the maintenance is just too much.
by alessing on Jul 22, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza LX 4dr Sedan w/ABS (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I had this car for a few years and never really had problems with it. Like others the airbag light came on but that was its ONLY problem. I wont complain about power because if I wanted power I could've bought something else. It was perfect for what I needed, something inexpensive, mildly efficient, reliable, and simple. This was perfect.
by bigjazzfan on Jul 19, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
I bought a 2005 Suzuki Forenza with 116,000 miles.
For what I need (a commuter car) it ran great.
I realized it leaked quite a bit of oil, and the antifreeze was disappearing, and the airbag light was on of course.
When speaking to a dealer he said he'd never seen a 2005 Forenza NOT leak a considerable amount of oil.
I had it for a few months, as long as I kept my eyes on the fluid levels, it was ok.
I eventually traded for a different car.
If you're looking for a car to rack up miles on, this is it.
If you're looking for comfort or long-term reliability, look elsewhere.
by aposak on Feb 13, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
For basic transportation and cargo hauling, this car is great! It has been rock-solid reliable at 135k miles. Anything over basic transportation, though, and you should look elsewhere. Although a lot of nice features and afterthoughts are included, Suzuki overlooked many of the basics. The lower dash and doors are soft plastic, which scratch and mar easily. The seats aren't particularly comfortable, though they feature several adjustments. Handling, acceleration, and braking are competent, but feel disconnected. I've averaged 24-26mpg combined throughout the life of the car.
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