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2006 Suzuki Forenza - Consumer Reviews

2006 Suzuki Forenza

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Great vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By James Moscato
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2006 Suzuki Forenza 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Great car if you're going to keep because of low resale. I have
185,000 miles on mine and it runs great. It's a 2006 and has just a little bit of rust by gas cap. I hit a large deer and only damaged the hood and grill.


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If you can get a deal, go for it
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Uni
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2006 Suzuki Forenza 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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If you're paying a lot for this car, I really wouldn't recommend purchasing it. I've already replaced the TRS 3 times and it's really annoying to deal with. The plus is that you can still drive with the wonky TRS but it's uncool when you're going up a hill and it kicks into a different gear. So you go really slooow. Another thing is that the door handles suck and are really weak. I've had my two indoor backseat handles break off and those ironically cost more to fix than the actual TRS.

Other than this bs this car has been really trusty with no other issues. Which is good, because it already has a constant and unavoidable TRS problem. If you can put up with paying 300$ every year for a new TRS than this car is fine for you. Otherwise wouldn't recommend it. Not even for a new driver because what kind of teen has that kind of money to dish out?


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If you can get a deal, go for it
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By Uni
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2006 Suzuki Forenza 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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If you're paying a lot for this car, I really wouldn't recommend purchasing it. I've already replaced the TRS 3 times and it's really annoying to deal with. The plus is that you can still drive with the wonky TRS but it's uncool when you're going up a hill and it kicks into a different gear. So you go really slooow. Another thing is that the door handles suck and are really weak. I've had my two indoor backseat handles break off and those ironically cost more to fix than the actual TRS.

Other than this bs this car has been really trusty with no other issues. Which is good, because it already has a constant and unavoidable TRS problem. If you can put up with paying 300$ every year for a new TRS than this car is fine for you. Otherwise wouldn't recommend it. Not even for a new driver because what kind of teen has that kind of money to dish out?


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NOTHING BUT TROUBLE!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Conor
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2006 Suzuki Forenza 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This car didn't look bad, run bad, but was nothing but problems! The mileage was also not that great. My girlfriend bought this car used before we were dating and it was a total bust. It didn't last her 3 years and died from a bad head gasket or similar at 86,000 miles. I told her it was time to move on once the coolant and exhaust started mixing.

Here is what went wrong.
-Transmission Range Sensor
-Valve Cover Gasket
-EVAP Purge valve and cylinder
-Struts
-Other sensors I forgot about but this car was the champion of check engine lights.
-HEAD GASKET (This was the nail in the coffin)


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I will miss it
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By njrp2000
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2006 Suzuki Forenza 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought the car with 2 miles on it.
Drove it until she had 108,547 miles when the timing belt and pulley system broke taking along some valves and pistons with it while on a road trip.
Worth more to fix than the cars value so I decided to junk it.
This was the only "necessary" major repair work I had to do on the car.
In 7 years I never had to change out the brakes, the clutch or anything else.
Replaced the serpentine belt once and the battery just once.
The only negative I have was the paint was faulty and the interior door handles broke very easily.


Best Features

For a base model it came pretty loaded. Larger on the inside than you would think for a small car.


Worst Features

Can't improve when the company is out of the auto manufacturing business.


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