2002 Suzuki Aerio Hatchback 4 cylinder
Great till something goes wrong
Mass air flow sensor went around 151000km. Would have been $1100 new to replace. Purely by a miracle, my mechanic found a gently used one for far less.
Rear hatch handle's spring broke. $200 to replace the handle.
Air conditioner went. Something cracked right after I bought it, because it worked on the test drive. What exactly cracked, I don't know. I stopped listening when I heard the repair price.
Sometimes the transmission won't shift when it's supposed to, and I have to let off the gas and restart accelerating to get it to work properly. Simple fix is to not stomp on the gas. Bit of a problem if I'm merging onto a highway though.
On the 15" low profile tires it has amazing handling, but because they're horribly expensive, I changed out to 14" rims and tires. Gets great gas mileage, and up until 2 months ago, I've had no real problems.
The major problem with Suzuki in general is, in most cases, you have to use their parts to fix a problem, and their parts are very expensive.
Bottom line is, it's a great car that rarely needs fixing, but when it does... prepare to pay a lot.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th May, 2011