2003 Suzuki Liana Gli from Singapore - Comments

25th Oct 2004, 14:01

Do anyone else's windows rattle? I have a 2002 Liana hatchback which I'm highly delighted with except that I have to almost constantly fiddle with the electric windows to keep them from vibrating with a tiny, annoying rattle.

If I close the windows right up, they're fine for a few miles then one will start to buzz quietly. If I drop the window a few millimeters, the noise stops for a while then I have to close the window right up when the rattle comes back.

I mentioned it to my dealer when I had the last service, but they couldn't hear the noise at all. I don't think they road-tested it for long enough.

17th Apr 2006, 12:58

My Liana was a dream car until I purchased one. Upon delivery the stop lamp was broken, the hand / parking brake had a broken rubber piece, the dash board needed some repair and the rear hatch opener was broken. Not to mention the strength required to open or close the door. The after sales service was not very encouraging, but I certainly like the drive and don't think I made a mistake.

23rd Apr 2006, 10:10

Is the Suzuki Liana 2006 available in Singapore really on VVT (Variable Value Timing) engine? Nothing about the VVT is written on the manual or the car engine.

I am rather disturbed by the "GLi" label printed at the back of the car. :|

24th Apr 2006, 23:49

Is anyone out there with a more positive comment on the Liana Sedan 1.6 VVT (AT) version? Seems like I have yet to see one on the road. I just purchase one in early Arpil 2006 and waiting for delivery in mid-June or early July. I am a bit worried that the car may not be ideal when compared to others such as Toyota Altis or the Hyundai Getz.

10th May 2006, 02:25

After 50000 km and 3 years I'm 100 % happy with my Liana.

5th Jun 2006, 09:52

I am in Singapore and looking to buy a Liana. However, I read some comments that the gear changing is not smooth and when you are negotiating a turn it is also not smooth.

Can someone with more experience give me more fair comments so that I can be very sure that this is a car worth buying.

Comments by present owner is appreciated.

I also heard that the VVT engine is similar to Toyota Altis VVT-i except there is no i. What is this i?

Can someone help me out.

Thanks

Eric.

9th Jul 2006, 15:01

To Eric:

The I in Toyota's VVT-i stands for intelligence.

I drive an Aerio (Liana in Canada) with a 2.0 engine and manual transmission. Gear changing is wonderfully smooth and precise. I enjoy shifting in this car. I can compare it to Toyota's Rav4 and Yaris, and the Suzuki is better.

Cornering is OK. Tires are bit worn now (50kkm), so they are screaming if I go too fast. The car gives you a lot of warning before you start losing control, so there's always is time to correct.

So far we have had absolutely no problems with the car. It is used in family business for deliveries and supply, driven on short distances, sometimes loaded heavy, and nothing has failed, and it still feels like it was when new. I am actually thinking about buying it out from the company for my girlfriend to drive.

K.

19th Jul 2006, 00:23

I have been driving my Liana 1.3 HB for 1.5 year. All are OK except for rattling sound from doors. I insulated my doors with sound proofing and it is better now. Even closing the doors sound exclusive, like big cars. I am doing 13.5km/l and using Caltex 95. I did some legal mod like, Voltage Stabliser, 10 pt grounding, Cyclone 2, K&N on air intake, E68 on the vaccum, 2 strong magnet on the fuel pipes. of course an improvement for the performance, but can't compare with a 1.6. If can try the new 1.6 VVT. it is better that Getz or Matrix.

24th Aug 2006, 22:24

The i in VVTi stands for injection, not intelligence.

3rd Sep 2006, 23:37

Actually, I spoke to my dealer today and the I stands for intelligence.

10th Sep 2006, 03:46

I am looking at Suzuki Liana Auto 1.6 with VVT engine. Would current owner be able to comment on the maintenance cost of this model and its fuel economy?

19th Sep 2007, 04:05

I've had my Liana (1.3 Hatchback) for 2 years 8 months now (about 55,000 km).

It's a really convenient car - I've managed to load bicycles, wadrobes, armchairs, shelves, garden chairs etc into the car! (Not all at one go, of course!).

It's fuel-efficient - I do about 13 km/l. The pick-up is not fabulous, but I guess it was never meant to be a sports car!

Overall, it's a great ride!

3rd Dec 2007, 10:00

Have owned a Liana 1.3 M HB since the end of 2003. Mileage at 180KKm (no typo error!).

Smooth drive and gear change. Stock car without any modifications ie 14" rims.

NS Highway speed 160-170 Km no problem.

Tyre change every 60KKm. Rotation (FWD) every 30KKm.

Brake pads change at 100KKm mark.

Service (oil& filter change) every 6 weeks. No need to bring to agent. Any mechanic can do the basic service.

Fuel consumption is at least 650-700 km on a full tank (@42 litres). Best attempt was 795km (driving at constant 80-90km/hr) on full tank ron 92.

Spacious and takes huge item effortlessly.

Very satisfied with the car. Drives like a breeze. Maintain the car well and it will take care of you.

2nd Mar 2009, 20:13

VVTi=

Variable

Valve

Timing w/

intelligence.

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