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 sparkey424 on Oct 26, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
although this is one of my favorite cars i have had, it has a lot of problems. it's estimated mpg is [non-permissible content removed]. i have never seen better than 25 mpg.
it looks pretty ugly, paint is terrible and is chipping away.
has no power what so ever. if i have my ac on and try to go i have to burn the clutch to hell. recently somebody tried to break into my car and messed the locking system up and the dealership wants to charge 1200 dollars for it.
break light never goes off. dealer wants 2300 for that. and my airbag light is on, which again is 1200 dollars to fix. although i have no problems with the rims. take it off roading where i'm not supposed to be and can take the abuse.
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...
Again, my point is that Suzuki should have offered the dual chamber airbag to begin with. I'm not saying they need to retrofit the bag from the Forenza; rather, they should have designed a better air...
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