I have seen and notice that the 2007 suziki frenza has problems when placing the automatic transmission in reverse gear.Have to moved automatic transmission gear-shift in park then go back down to reverse , for the reverse gear to work correctly.THIS TRANSMISSION MAY NEED TO BE RE-CALL AND TOTALLY REPLACED with a new automatic transmission at the cost of suziki motors.I also do not like that this car automatic transmission does not have a automatic transmission dip-stick to check transmission fluid levels manually without the need to go to a suziki repair center or dealerships.There are many times when placed the automatic transmission gear-shift in reverse gear you may need to go back up to [ park gear ] and then go down again to the [ reverse gear ] before the reverse gear in the automatic transmission will work correctly.
I bought this 2007 Suzuki Forezna used for about $6,000 in 2011 with about 66k miles on it. I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on every expensive repair you can imagine. The car has been regularly breaking down and in and out of the shop once every 3 months or so. In the past 6 months alone, I have spent over $1500 replacing serpentine belt, spark plugs, engine valve cover, alternator, and radiator. Even after all these repairs car is non-driveable, now being diagnosed with a blown head gasket. Also the cadillidic converter is bad. Time for the junk yard, and car is only at 109,000! Terrible fuel economy, terrible driving (very sluggish), slow breaking, heat and cooling system inside vehicle stopped functioning properly years ago. I only drive this car 5 miles to work each day, mind you, at the speed limit. What an awful vehicle. And awful resale value, even if it was in perfect condition (blue book value of less than $1,500).
I got my 2007 Suzuki Forenza at Carmax in the summer of 2008. It had 5,000 miles on it. At first, it was a reliable car. When I hit 40,000 miles that's when the trouble started. The transmission started slipping. The transmission sensor went out and I had it worked on. They didn't fix the problem. There's no Suzuki dealership nearby me so Ford took over their issues. They have attempted to fix the transmission censor twice. It still slips. There's a useless "hold" button that I think may be part of the cause of this. The paint peeled off the door handles. (I've been lucky enough to not have a door handle break). The paint peeled off the bumper so badly that I took it to the car wash and blasted the paint completely off the entire bumper. It looks better black than peeling paint. Wheels warped. Windshield wipers decide when they want to work now and when they don't. At 72,000 miles I had to have the motor replaced. The head was cracked. I'm convinced that the dealership did NOT replace the motor (as they claimed). The head is cracked again and now they say the car is "too old" to replace the motor they said they just put in the car 2 years ago. If this were a "new" motor, then why won't they stand behind it? I have to drive this car like I am driving a stick shift, even though it's an automatic transmission. It acts like its in neutral when I put it in drive. I have to start out in 2nd gear. Always. This car did not get that hot for the head to crack. The only way I even knew that it was overheating was when my boyfriend noticed that the temperature needle was on H. It only steamed. Did not boil. The seat belt latch on the driver side is broken. The passenger side is getting difficult to snap shut now. This car chews up tires. It has no takeoff power now. Lately, I've just been pouring antifreeze in it every other day. The replacement parts are outrageously expensive for this cheap car. I refuse to take it very far, and when I do drive it, I worry and pray. This car has 95,4000 miles on it now. (That's why I consider myself llucky). It sounds like a John Deere tractor. Thank the good Lord above I'm going to get another car next week! Since this car has no resale value, and isn't worth anything anyway, I will have to sell it to some poor Suzuki owner that needs it for replacement parts. I bought this car for the "wonderful gas mileage". HA! Not so great on gas after all. The best thing about this car is the seats are comfortable and it has a lot of room to be a small car.
This is by far the worst car ever. The transmission sensor doesn't work, it may at first but goes out in every single suzuki vehicle (check all reviews). The car locks go on and off while I am driving and makes a really loud noise and when I lock my doors it does it again and ends up leaving it un-locked I'm guessing thats another sensor out? The check engine light is always on. Not much of a gas saver to be honest. When you press on the gas it takes so long to kick off and makes a loud noise, when you shift gears it literally pops and the car shakes. The radio is not loud. Once I was on the interstate and my car just went into neutral, if a car was behind me it would have rammed into me. I have also been at stop lights and my car won't move because the sensor will think its in neutral. Never let a young adult drive this car they will not be safe!!!!!!! I fear of getting into an accident everyday.
2007 Suzuki Forenza 4dr Sedan w/ABS (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
my 2007 forenza has been very dependable. i passed a few higher priced, newer cars on the side of the road during our snow storm last week. but, me and my forenza got to our location just fine. alot of it has to do with how well you maintain your auto. i have a 2007 with 130k miles with regular oil changes and a recent tune up i look to get many more. and the gas mileage - great!!!!!
FUN TO DRIVE, GAS MILEAGE
MAYBE A LITTLE MORE COMFORT ESPECIALLY ON LONG DRIVES. BUT ALL IN ALL IT'S WORTH THE MONEY. GOOD CAR - GOOD PRICE