2004 Suzuki Aerio Consumer Review: Compact Car with a Midsize Fee

2004 Suzuki Aerio - Consumer Review

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S Sedan (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Compact Car with a Midsize Feel
By InHighEsteem on


2004 Suzuki Aerio S Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Original owner, 4000 enjoyable and trouble free miles. Previously owned an Esteem. That was a good small car but this is a significant improvement all around. Tall drivers should try it. Feels very secure in inclement weather. Really not a problem in high wind. No paint problems on this one (white pearl color). My first digital dash and adjusted easily to it. AC is adequate for me but some people may need more. So far mileage is low to mid 30's on highway and mid 20's round town. Fortunately this car runs just fine on Kroger 87 octane. So save your pennies!

Best Features

Very quiet around town, great handling and visibility, smooth powerful peppy engine and smooth shifting, comfortable seats and roomy inside. Higher seating inspires confidence. Huge trunk. Super easy ingress/egress. Hi-fi like sound system. Many positive comments on styling. Best small car I've owne

Worst Features

Intermittent wiper control should be variable. Dash plastic does scratch easily. Front air dam could be higher. Brakes could be a tad stronger. Could be a bit quieter on highway. Added storage would be nice. Hey Suzuki,add cruise control to this base model and you will wipe out the competition!
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