Only has one good thing going for it
Clutch thump and grab when cold.
Roof rack falling apart.
Clunky gear changes.
Dashboard bends up in hot weather.
Sound system is junk.
The only good thing about this car is the fuel economy and even that is a bit misleading. You get 6lt per 100km around town, but on the highway you get the same or worse never better, go figure.
The dashboard bends up on the drivers side in hot weather.
The sound system is junk so I replaced it with a Pioneer system and new speakers. Sounds no better.
There is a loud thump coming from the floor when the engine is cold. The dealer tells me this is "clutch grab" and can't be fixed.
A small plastic cover on the roof rack fell off while I was driving on a freeway. The dealer won't replace this $60.00 piece of plastic because I must have used the roof rack and that's why it fell off, not covered by warranty. Go figure again.
The handling is spongy and unstable, thank god it's got ABS.
Dealer servicing is over priced and so are parts and accessories.
The electronic steering is heavy for parking and too light at speed, isn't it meant to be the other way around?.
This car is a full two generations behind anything else available at the moment so I guess you get what you pay for. The fact that dealer service is far too expensive and Suzuki warranty is worthless makes this car a bad buy.
I will be going back to Hyundai as soon as I have the money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th June, 2004