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 wasn’t 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 didn’t matter, that warranty is a teaser, they never expect to honor it.The dealership wanted $7800.00 for a new engine
Overall this has been an incredible little car, especially as a first vehicle. I can turn on a dime, parallel park like a boss and theres plenty of room. I used this car to move into an RV for a few months and all of my clothes/personals including my mountain bike AND 80lb dog fit into this little car. Not gonna say it was the epitome of comfort but I would definitely do it again.
This car gets great gas mileage, especially if you aren't one to accelerate and then brake heavily (about 26mpg on average). There have been some recalls on the headlights but Suzuki fixes it all for free (this has happened twice in he past 5 or so years).
I replaced the original stereo with a Kenwood, and now I can plug in any USB/AUX and it charges my phone simultaneously. I only gave the technology 3 stars because I use my phone for all that (navigation/bluetooth) and didn't want to skew the rating unfairly.
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.
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.
I've been driving my Reno for just over a year. The more I drive the more I respect this car. What's not to like? Consumer Reports doesen't like it. I used CR for years to research items. Their review of this car is wayy off. This is a darn good commuter vehicle. It's solid, safe, has a comfy ride, and is nice to look at. The warranty is one of the best things about it.