2004 Suzuki Verona from North America
First trouble free car owned
No failures or problems at all.
The car has been the most trouble free car I have ever owned. After losing the engine in my Century due to the intake manifold gasket destroying the engine, I needed a car quick. This Verona was a lemon buyback, but I cannot understand why. The car has performed flawlessly and I was able to buy it for 40% of the new car price, approximately $9,000 and still carries the full Suzuki warranty to back it up. Apparently the first owner had a stalling problem that took three times for the dealer to fix and then the owner still complained about the problem. It has never done that for me.
Rides as smooth as the Buick Century, quick off the line, maybe not as quick to pass on the highway (but I rarely drive over 5mph under the speed limit). Made several trips in and out of Florida this year already.
One possible improvement, I use to get 29MPG on trips in the Buick and it had the 3.1L V6. This engine although still a small 6, so far has only given 28MPG on the trips and has not been quite as good in the city. Use to get 21MPG and now get 20MPG for the around town driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th October, 2005
Be careful with this car, its not all that it should be and has been known to be a lemon. My step mom bought her Verona new last year and has had nothing, but problems. Its at the dealership at least once a month, even though she takes very good care of it. Problems to look out for include stalling, hard transmission shifting, climate control failures, AC works sometimes, and burning oil.
My step mom's car burns oil every 500 to 1000 miles, and it only has 9000 miles on it. The headlights have also burned out once, the controls on the steering wheel do not work, and the alarm has malfunctioned several times (trunk opens when you set the alarm or half the doors lock). On top of this she has experienced ALL the problems that I have listed in the previous paragraph.
Maybe you got luckly with your Verona and with the dealership you bought it from. Also, I'm glad you got the extended warranty because you might need it.