This car is a absolute piece of JUNK. The car underside is rotting away here in the rust belt so bad. The lower front upport arms made of stamped steel and rusted so bad it is amazing we didn't crash. Just went to rotate wheels and o front brakes and we had to pry the wheels off the center hubs. One rotor had to be ground in two to remove. Suzuki should have kept to Motorcycles.
I really dislike this car. It has power underneath the hood, I can't deny, and I am aware of the car's age. However, I have had this car for half of a year and have spent over $1,000 replacing and fixing parts that my dealer should have himself. The sunroof and heated leather are quite nice, but this car is noisy and is in no way a smooth ride. I was generous with the review I left, and I am in a hurry to get myself out of this vehicle and situation. It may just be the very unreliable and deceitful dealer I purchased this from (Autoworld of Conway, SC).
i bought this car with 16,000 miles on it the first year was trouble free...then the nightmare began..at 30,000 miles the head blew it was replaced through warranty...then one at time the coils would go .. then hubs went...then shocks failed...then the coils again..ignition went twice..at 80,000 the engine blew...had it replaced through warranty..along with 2 new cats..a week later out of the garage ...po303..coil.nope plug nope..cylinder 3 gone ..i was like what the hell 5 years paying on this spent more time at suzuki's garage then on the road..note the low mileage..biggest p.o.s. ever buyer beware....
The Engine will pass most anything in and out of its class [I used to own an audi turbo] at the front end it has a hesitation. The suspension is too soft and will need to be replaced too soon [100k]. The electrical/indicator system is not the best[my check engine light has been on and off for over 100k and my millage has not changed since day one, and the dealers cannot give me a ration explanation. Car has 150k miles and stops on a dime and has bailed me out of several nasty braking situations!
Engine and brakes
Overhauling the suspension system could have made this a really fine road machine. The whole electrical and indicator system has problems -- inside trim is a bit weak