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2005 Suzuki Forenza

   
 
Suzuki Forenza Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 126 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2005 Suzuki Forenza

  • Comfortable, well equipped and solidly built, the Forenza represents a good value for small car buyers on a budget.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Lots of standard features for the price, comfortable cabin with unexpected conveniences, solid construction, predictable handling.

  • Cons

    Subpar fuel economy, similarly priced Aerio makes more power.

  • What's New for 2005

    A versatile wagon model joins the lineup. Side airbags are now standard on all Forenzas.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (108 total reviews)


Good commuter for young drivers.

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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.




It's a decent car, but....

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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.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Dependable

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

We purchased this car for our son who was going to college in 2008. We have never had any problems. It is not a sports car or a chick magnet. If you want a dependable gas saving car this is it.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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Full 2005 Suzuki Forenza Review

What's New for 2005

A versatile wagon model joins the lineup. Side airbags are now standard on all Forenzas.

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skapera789
skapera789
05-03-2013
I have a Suzuki Forenza 2005. In the past year, a few minor things have been wrong with it....


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03-05-2004
2) 2004 Forenza (on sale)...


kat811
kat811
05-17-2013
I bought a 2005 Forenza brand new, had no problems until the timing belt destroyed many parts. Thank goodness there was a recall that covered the $2500 repair to rebuild half of the motor. That was in...