2005 Suzuki Reno 2.0 4 cylinder
Decent little grocery getter
Water pump failed (replaced under warranty), steering wheel vibrates excessively at speeds over 65 mph, a few areas where the interior is peeling, some paint fading.
My wife's car. Great for around town and roomy for an econobox. I especially like the headroom and trunk space.
It's been pretty reliable, especially for its price range. We had to have the head gasket replaced at 70,000 miles because the water pump failed, and my wife just kept going until she saw steam! We had to wrestle with Suzuki over that fact, but in the end they took care of us.
The interior has a few weak spots that are cracking and fading, but we live in Florida and it gets hot. The paint is fading in a few spots as well, and there's some cracking in the clear coat. Yes, I do use Armor All and wax.
There is an annoying front end shake at high speeds that we can't get rid of, and believe me, we tried everything; it's just the way it was designed. The dealerships in our area are closed now, hence the low dealer rating.
Not the best car ever made, but far from the worst I'm sure. For the right price, a good value.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th February, 2012