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Suzuki...if only!
By kungfuking on 04/20/14 19:31 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Suzuki Forenza Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

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.
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Good commuter for young drivers.
By alessing on 07/22/12 10:36 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Suzuki Forenza Sedan LX 4dr Sedan w/ABS (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

Review

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.
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It's a decent car, but....
By bigjazzfan on 07/19/12 19:53 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Dependable
By spainishkat on 04/25/12 17:28 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

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.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
treat it right
By campercasado on 11/12/11 11:41 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Suzuki Forenza Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

if you treat it right it will treat you right. that means regular maintenance. i have had it for awhile and it works great. big enough for my family.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
trying to hard
By sparkey424 on 10/26/11 12:42 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Suzuki Forenza Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

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.
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Dont do it
By guyandron on 06/15/11 10:06 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

I bought my 2005 Forenza brand new. I've bent numerous rims on it (7), It's been through 2 transmissions only one of which was covered under the warranty, it's gone through 4 sets of tires and I'm happy to say I just traded it with 126,000 miles on a Ford Taurus. The gas mileage was horrible even thougg I did mostly highway driving. The car left me stranded on three seperate ocassions and I've had numerous electrical problems. Also went through 8 headlights. If you're looking for a car in this catagory, stick with the old timers like Nissan, Honda, and Toyota. You may pay a little more up front but your cost of ownership will be significantly lower. I will never buy another.
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4 of 13 people found this review helpful
Don't waste your money
By crissy03 on 03/05/11 06:58 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Suzuki Forenza Sedan S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I too own a Suzuki Forenza 05 and as soon as it reached the 58,000 mile mark it began in a down spiral. Not to mention that the Suzuki dealer in my area couldn’t even fix the problems which is pretty sad. It all began when the lock on my driver’s side became unscrewed you could literally hear the lock rattling around in my car door of course I had to promptly get this issue fixed. Then I began having problems with my car not starting properly. I would try and start my car and it would immediately die, after a couple of rounds of this it would eventually start up the engine would sputter than it would began to drive smooth. The day this began I took the car into the dealer (by the way my che
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So far So good
By Forenza005 on 07/20/10 02:56 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Suzuki Forenza Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought my 2005 Suzuki Forenza and the dealership failed to give me a car fax and tell me it had been in a tiny wreck prior to purchasing it. I have spent money on it for 60K tune up, cost me 2K, at least that and the tire rims well they bend easily and cost 150 bucks each and can only be purchased at the dealership. But it's paid for and NO I will not buy another one. I want a Ford or a Honda next time. My car makes odd sounds and groans like I do when I have to go to work. But at 116K miles and going and the gas mileage is excellent 35+ on the highway, I will not give her up unless my little silver money drainer dies first.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Paid off, now it's history!
By cubbie1 on 06/06/10 14:19 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

First week of purchase I hated it! Took it back and they sold my trade in. I have cursed since I bought it, never another Suzuki again! The rims bend like pasta when I hit any pothole, and headlights go through bulbs like crazy. The CD player has been replaced 2x's and the suspension squeaks! Here's an idea: Suzuki stay with the bikes cause the cars are crap! I traded in a Honda and that's my next purchase. If you're looking at a Suzuki, don't walk away from it, RUN!
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