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2005 Suzuki Reno

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Worst first purchase!
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By Meg
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2005 Suzuki Reno S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I jumped into this car way too fast. I have an automatic and it has to be the slowest ever. My car's nick name is "I think I can" because that is what I feel like when I try to pass someone! I have had my car only a year and a half. This car has been in the shop at least 5 times! My computer has been reset twice already! Then my head lights went... an electrical problem. Also the paint is completely gone off my back fenders! My dealership repainted this once and they refuse to do it again. All the paint had chipped off because of the design.


Favorite Features

NA


Suggested Improvements

More pick up!


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Best small car!
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By jayqohardd
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2005 Suzuki Reno EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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So my best friend has had her Reno since 2005 so over the years road trips have been abundant! This car is sooo much fun!! I love it more than anything. I am actually about to by an LX for my commute to and from work. The reliability is beyond expectation, I mean, we have put over 200,000 miles on it in 7 years! She just keeps going. Now, the bad thing is that the stereo system in the doors went out quickly, the fact you have to push down to shift from Drive to park, etc.. has made the shifter loose & you have to press the shift towards the driver to make sure it locks in when turning off the vehicle. Other than that I cannot complain!


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Deceptive Warranty
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By Patrick
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2005 Suzuki Reno S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased this vehicle in hopes of getting an inexpensive dependable commuter car.When driving home one evening the car quit on the interstate.The car was under warranty so I wasnít worried.I sat in the dealership the entire next day? After a couple of weeks the dealership called and said the serpentine belt broke and caused the timing belt to jump time, ruining the engine.The icing on the cake is that Suzuki refused to cover it under warranty because the serpentine belt is not covered and according to Suzuki it caused the engine to blow up.I disputed called protested, it didnít matter, that warranty is a teaser, they never expect to honor it.The dealership wanted $7800.00 for a new engine


Favorite Features

Standard Features


Suggested Improvements

Honor warranty, better gas mileage


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Lights Out
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By datmo
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2005 Suzuki Reno LX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought the car and have only had problems. I had the light harness replace a year ago and just the other day i smelled smoke and poof lights out on a dark back road. Went to the suzuki dealership "same splice pack but the recall was done your gonna have to pay $200." Suzuki has no customer service and besides this my airbags lights have screwed up twice my mastercylinder went my check engine light wont go off ive replaced about everything in my exhaust system to try to get it now i need to replace the catalytic converter


Favorite Features

handles nice and can picks up speed decently


Suggested Improvements

Customer service suzuki wont fix there screw ups the recalled splice pack that is melted in my dash would be a good improvement


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Excellent Value
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By driver003
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2005 Suzuki Reno S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car brand new seven years ago. now have 80,000 miles on it. Only thing that went wrong was powersteering box which I could've prevented. For a "cheaper" value car, man does this top expectations. Has rigidity of a honda body (not so much paint finish though). The most standard features for a better price than any car in its class and best acceleration in class (manual). And this is compared to 2005 compact vehicles. Not best on gas, but fun to drive. I will def. put suzuki and Sx4 on my short list. Don't let people tell you they're crap...one of the highest selling cars in the world just not as popular in USA.


Favorite Features

Power locks, windows, heated mirrors, a/c, 8 speaker sound system all come standard. No other cars in its class in 2005 had all that standard. Macphearson Struts


Suggested Improvements

They don't make it anymore...Sx4 is the improvement which is a good one. For 2005 though, paint job looks great, but lacks durability and scratches quite easily. Maybe I didn't wax it enough. For the price of 11,900 for a brand new one who the hell cares though.


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