2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4.0 from North America
Good car until you reach high mileages
The check engine light has come on several times since I've had the car.
A transmission sensor went out after the car hit 100,000 miles. Had to have it replaced.
Just recently the car started acting funny. When started, it would act as if I had my foot on the accelerator. The engine would rev for no reason, stall, stagger, sputter. I took it to the dealership, and they said all signs point to the engine control module, which is the car's computer. They said it needs to be replaced. This is costing me over $1,000.00.
Overall, I have had good luck with the car. I never had any problems with it until it hit the 100,000 mile mark. It has been good on gas, held up great. Would love to drive it for another 100,000 miles, but I don't see that happening. After I get the above problem fixed, it is going on the market for sale. This was the first brand new car I ever bought and paid for, so my overall satisfaction is okay.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd March, 2011
23rd Mar 2011, 22:07
You were really lucky with your Forenza. Most Daewoos never last as long as yours. Suzuki was foolish to re-badge these cars as their own. It drove them to dead last in the reliability ratings of most publications.
24th Mar 2011, 12:29
Which is sad because the REAL Suzukis are very reliable.
24th Mar 2011, 18:20
Very true. My last little Suzuki was very reliable, but I knew a Daewoo/Suzuki was a bad investment. Their real models like the Esteem, Aerio, and SX4 are very good cars. I've been waiting for them to bring over their global Swift subcompact to North America for a long time, but I've given up. I've been hearing it's coming here for about five years now. I live in Canada, and Suzuki has been pedalling a rebadged Aveo here since 2004. They call it the Swift+.
25th Mar 2011, 13:49
I wish they would bring the global Swift to the U.S. I see quite a few of them when I visit Indonesia, they are good little cars. I would consider buying one if they brought them to the US.