18th Mar 2009, 20:24
I own a 2005 wagon and have had it in the shop 4 times in the past 2 months, for oil leaks, motor mounts, timing chain, water pump and electrical problems.
I will say they have been great about fixing the car for free. The warranty and recalls would have added up to a few thousand dollars in repairs.
I'm going to drive it till hit the 100k mark, then I'm dumping it before i'ts too late.
Every time I go to the dealer, I see a line of Forenzas and no other Suzuki models. I'll bet they sure regret making a deal with the devil, or in this case Daewoo!!!
3rd Jun 2009, 11:31
Have 2005 Suzuki Forenza wagon, have to travel 174 miles a day to work (round trip) for the last 2 years.
Low fuel sensor, which turns on low fuel light, went out and that is the only repair ever done. When the auto store looked up the part, it came up as the same as a Toyota part.
My car has been put to the test highway driving and it's great. Would recommend and will own another if this one ever breaks down, but so far so good.
9th May 2010, 10:04
I bought my 2005 Forenza from the dealer; they failed to tell me it had been in a minor fender bender. But after 5 years, 118K and still rolling, the only bad thing I can say is the tire rims cost $150.00 a piece, and can only be purchased from the dealer.
Maintenance is high, but hey it's an import and it's paid off. So, if it runs til the fender flies off on I 485 and can't go anymore, then I have satisfaction.
No, I won't buy another. I want a FORD, it's cheaper to maintain.
The car does seem to jerk a little now and again; the engine I'm speaking of, but at the 60K checkup, I spent $2000.00. I won't be putting anymore money into my little money pit, only oil and gas.
God Bless America!!