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#1047 of 1350 Supposed Future Suzuki Lineup
Feb 27, 2004 (10:42 pm)
Well from what my dealer told me after their big regional dealer meeting is that the Aerio won't be discontinued. I didn't ask him that directly but he told me the supposed future lineup. It goes as:
-The Vitara V6 stopped production about 2 months ago and will be DEFINITELY dropped for 2005.
-The XL-7 is supposed to be the next GV either in name or placement in the lineup. It will no longer be the biggest SUV in the lineup. Eventually, it will be redesigned in mid-05 on a GM platform.
-GM is currently working (for about a year now) on an extended version of the Saturn Vue with a different interior and slightly different styling for Suzuki to sell in Japan. Word is that it may be sold as the next XL7 here in America.
-Suzuki will get a TrailBlazer-sized SUV (the dealers words..not mine). Whether it is a rebadged TB (please NOO) or a new SUV of the same size we are yet to see.
-Suzuki may get their own version of the new GM midvans. When the next GM midvans on the Lambda platform (2007) comes out, Suzuki is DEFINITELY getting one.
-GMDAT is working on an all new SUV (concept Daewoo Thetascope) that will be brought here as a Suzuki, but in Canada as a Suzuki and Chevrolet. There is also speculation that this might be the next XL7 instead of the "Vue EXT".
-GMDAT might export the Daewoo Chairman as a Suzuki.
-Since GM is bidding on SsangYong motors, they may export the Rezzo as a Suzuki.
-Suzuki has PROMISED a 2-door sports car to compete with the other imports like the Eclipse, Tiburon, tC, Celica, etc.
-Suzuki is working on a new V6 VVT 3500cc engine.
-They have plans for a full-size SUV around 06.
-Daewoo Tacuma (upcoming Chevrolet Vivant for Canada) has a 75% chance of coming to US as a Suzuki.
-A crossover SUV is expected at the end of this year, to be announced at one of the upcoming auto show. This will be a TRUE Suzuki product.
-Aerio gets an interior refresh. The same one in place for the Japanese 04 Aerio.
-Verona may get power upgrade for 05 to 170HP. It is rumored to also get side-impact airbags.
-Forenza may also get power upgrade for 05 to 140HP. It too is rumored to also get side-impact airbags.
*Now some of this is just word from the manager after I talked to him for about an hour. Some of the material I posted I read from the packet given to each dealer at the annual Regional Dealership Meeting. If any of this has been heard by anyone else, I'd love to hear about it!!!
Feb 28, 2004 (8:35 am)
THANKS FOR ALL THE INFORMATION. I THINK THEY HAVE BIG PLANS FOR THE RENO 4 DOOR HATCH AND SOME MARKETS WILL GET A WAGON VERSION AT A LATER DATE. NICE CONCEPT BUT I STILL PREFER HOW THE AERIO SITS TALL COMPARED TO GETTING INTO A FORENZA. I REALLY WISH THEY WOULD BRING THE SUZUKI SWIFT PLUS TO THE USA LIKE THEY DID IN CANADA. I LOVE THE CHEVY AVEO HATCH (SWIFT PLUS) AND THINK IT WOULD FIT IN NICELY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SUZUKI LINEUP AS THEY GO BIGGER AND MORE EXPENSIVE. PERHAPS TOO MUCH GM INFLUENCE. AND NOT ENOUGH SUZUKI UNIQUENESS. ?????
Feb 28, 2004 (10:12 am)
Well, it usually depends on what Suzuki gets because GM is basically in control of them, even though they only own about 20 percent. I frankly would like to see more pure Suzuki cars here (not imported from Japan, but all new cars) and not as many GMDAT cars. They're good quality, but too many GMDAT cars makes Suzuki look too much like Daewoo......and I don't really know if that's a good thing. :\
#1050 of 1350 SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON???
Mar 09, 2004 (8:15 pm)
Our 2002 Aerio with 21,000 trouble free miles just suddenly had the check engine light come on and restarting it wont make it go away. I will take it in tomorrow to be checked out. HAS THIS HAPPENED TO ANY OF YOUR AERIOS ??
Mar 10, 2004 (6:51 am)
We have about 28,000 trouble-free kilometers on ours, and no CEL's to date. (touch wood!) You may want to check if your gas cap was properly tightened the last time you filled up, as I've heard a loose cap can cause the CEL to come on.
Mar 10, 2004 (8:11 pm)
They also suspected a gas cap or fuel system problem but it turned out to be a large vacuum hose and missing clamp coming off the intake manifold. Odd that it still ran good but the gas mileage was down on the last tankful or two.
Mar 29, 2004 (6:47 am)
Hit a major pothole (they're everywhere around here) back in the fall and slightly bent the right front rim (only on the inside of the rim, however...can't see it unless you take the wheel off)). Didn't notice any adverse handling effects and the tire/rim seal must be ok, as no loss of air pressure noted. Tire has a bulge on the outside sidewall, however. Dealer says around $600 CDN to replace the rim and tire (these are the factory rims/tires, BTW), but service guy says as long as the rim can be balanced, probably just need to replace the tire. Have been running on steelies/snows for the winter, but it's getting to be that time where I switch back to the "summer" tires. About 29Kms on the car but less than 20KMs on the stock wheels/tires as I have been running the steelies/snows every winter. If I get a brand new Yoko Geo, will it adversely affect handling, as the tread depth will be greater than the other 3 tires? Is it possible to buy used tires (privately, or from auto wreckers, etc.?) I know I could go the ebay route and possibly find something but I'd prefer to buy local (Toronto area). I'm not at the point where I want to replace all 4 tires, as there is plenty of life left in them.
Mar 29, 2004 (3:08 pm)
Here's what I'd do, if you intend to stay with the Geolanders long term. Buy one and also put the spare on another wheel, probably best to put the two new tires on the front. Use the less damaged one you take off as a spare. They're cheap at that well known online tire store. If you are going to change to another tire, I'd just go ahead and do all 4 right now.
You can almost certainly get a used replacement wheel from someone that replaced his with aftermarket rims. I can point you to a place on the web chock full of just that kind of folk, but you could most likely find it yourself through any of the popular search engines.
Mar 30, 2004 (6:25 am)
I'll check tonight when I get home, but I have a feeling the spare is just one of those temporary
spares. If it IS fullsize, then your idea sounds great. I'm also thinking that the Geolanders are directional........i.e. the ones on the right side of the car have to stay on the right side and same for the left.
#1056 of 1350 Re: spare [wheelz4 #1055]
Apr 08, 2004 (7:15 pm)
By now, you should have noticed you have a compact spare and can't use it for regular use. No, Geolanders on the Aerio are not directional. If you have all wheel drive, your tires must have the same tread depth. If you have a two wheel drive, mix and match all you want.