2002 Suzuki Baleno Review

2002 Suzuki Baleno Wagon 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.5 / 10

General Comments:

I have contributed to this site before with cars that I own.

However, a recent one week rental prompted me to add this review.

I have not driven such an appalling car for at least 20 years.

Where do I start?

Slow as a wet weekend.

No legroom.

Every panel in the car rattled. Sounded like a bag of marbles let loose in a biscuit tin.

Drank petrol at an alarming rate!!

Steering felt like I was attempting to lassoo a merecat with a long rubber band.

Ride was like two unattached pairs of wheels sloppily articulated somewhere in the middle.

I hasten to add that I have no axe to grind -I have owned a Vitara and a Swift along with countless Suzuki bikes, including the magnificent GT750.

Next time I hire, I will insist on a Corolla.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th May, 2004

Average review marks: 1.5 / 10, based on 1 review