1999 Suzuki Baleno GLX 1.6
A good little reliable car for a small family
Right rear view mirror needed replacing
Handles on driver and passenger sides needed replacing
Drivers side window gets stuck.
This car has served us well over the past six years. We've never spent a day in the garage, and never had any kind of roadside breakdown. As you can see, we've put a lot of mileage on this car, and it still seems to be going strong. It goes for regular tune-ups every 10,000 km and the cost is about NIS 400 (a bit less that $100).
The interior has handled the wear and tear of small children fairly well, and the instrument panels and a/c are fine.
My hubby is the cars main driver, and he is not kind to the car at all - he's a pro at breaking stuff. I've seen other Balenos that look like new, so I'm not actually blaming Suzuki.
We are soon to be a family of 5, and the car is just not comfortable or powerful as we'd like - we turn off the a/c when we are going up into the mountains - but it's been so reliable, we hate to see it go. If Suzuki made something a little bit bigger with a 2000 engine - we'd seriously consider buying it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th July, 2006