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You are in the Suzuki Verona
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Suzuki Verona, Sedan
#1108 of 1859 Re: Verona Ad [rasup]
Mar 02, 2005 (11:01 am)
If the Verona is targeted for a different demographic, then you would needed to project a different image. Think about it, you only can have one image.
As far as sales, where did you get your figures? I cannot find any recent sales figures on the internet. If 2005 sales are down, it's because they still have 2004's leftover. They overproduced the EX model. That's the only 2004 model that you see in this town. One dealer was advertising a 2004 Verona EX new for $14,500. Until those are gone, the 2005 models won't move. In fact, this might be the reason that Suzuki isn't pushing the Verona. They are just letting the dealers handle the 2004 sell-off.
The idea that Suzuki is going to abandon this car, because of start-up problems is just unfounded. They have way too much invested in it.
#1109 of 1859 Re: AutoZone Now Carries Oil Filter for Verona!!! [pciro2180]
Mar 02, 2005 (11:07 am)
I see where Autozone also carries the ACDelco PF-57 I think. Whatever, it's an AC filter that fits the Verona according to ACDelco. I like AC filter better than STP.
Also WIX is getting ready to introduce a filter for the Verona. Their WEB site lists a filter but notes that this has not been officially released yet.
All of these automotive insiders doing all of this for a car that Suzuki is going to discontinue. I don't buy it.
#1110 of 1859 Re: verona ad's and about the AC filter ( Tom/pciro)
Mar 02, 2005 (12:19 pm)
Sorry Tom, I dont get it. Can you explain?. If you see the current ad, they flash the names of all other Suzuki cars. I do understand that this ad is geared to the younger folk. From what you say another specific ad should appear for the Verona. Do you remember that the Verona was targetted against the Camry?. I know that its only a year. But to match the Camry's sales does'nt Zuki have to push the ad's?. Foe Sales info see the suzukiauto.com site for press releases. In Jan 2005 the Verona sold 19% less as compared to Jan 2004. For Feb 2004 it sold the same numbers as Jan-04. I think you can notice the impact of ad's.--see what the ad's for Cobalt have done?. Personally I liked last years Verons ad. This brings me to argue that even if 2004 models are to be pushed..you DO need to give ads. Maybe they want to do it through the dealer specials?. According to Suzuki, they plan to put a small SUV in 2005 and a big SUV soon ( Concept-X?). They also plan to put a new mid-size sedan in 2006!! I heard that they would use GM engine for that ( not verified). So it might be a Verona with an axed inline 6 and new V6? I dont know.... Also from autonews columns---GM will be marketing Chevy epica ( Verona) under the Chevy name and the Daewoo name will not be used. Web news also indicates that GM is setting up to manufacture the Verona in China. All these are web news and need to be confirmed. Does It seem GM will be playing a big role as far as development of Verona is concerned?..
About AC filters, the user manual recommends to change it after 7500 miles in severe drive conditions. My dealer knew nothing about it. Where is this located?. I dont know if you noticed, but on operating simple fan a foul smell does come up at times.
Thanks Peter, you have valueable info for the forum. Comments?
#1111 of 1859 Re: verona ad's and about the AC filter ( Tom/pciro) [rasup]
Mar 02, 2005 (2:29 pm)
You can find out all about your cabin a/c filter including detailed instructions on how to change it in a little book called "the owners manual" If you bought yours used, and don't have a book then here goes: The filter is under the hood by the firewall on the passenger side. You have to remove the rubber/plastic grille that is over the whole thing and then you will get to the filter. Replace it and then replace the coverings, etc. Hope this helps. Same place as my former Daewoo Leganza.
#1112 of 1859 ccbloom/kctom
Mar 02, 2005 (2:33 pm)
Bloom- I will check it out. Thanks. Tom the PF-57 you refer to appears to be an oil filter. I could not find any referance to an AC filter on autozone.
#1113 of 1859 Re: ccbloom/kctom [rasup]
Mar 02, 2005 (2:45 pm)
a/c filter for my Daewoo was always dealer only item. Prob. the same for the Verona.
#1115 of 1859 Re: verona ad's and about the AC filter ( Tom/pciro) [ccbloome61]
Mar 02, 2005 (7:20 pm)
The filter we are refering to is indeed the oil filter.
#1116 of 1859 Re: verona ad's and about the AC filter ( Tom/pciro) [rasup]
Mar 02, 2005 (7:26 pm)
I have noticed the smell, as though the in cabin filter is not filtering it out. I can really smell the exhaust of the cars in front of me, however if you change the fan to circulate only the air inside of the car, the smell does go away. My next step is to replace the cabin air filter, if i can find it, and see if the smell goes away. I have driven a couple of different cars from different makers that have that same problem. My wifes Nissan Altima does the same thing and the dealer says that it is natural that you be able to smell that. I say that is a bunch of b.s. Car still running great with the syn oil. Used to be really sluggish in the morning,Here in Chicago winters are a b****, after changing it, 30 seconds after the motor is running, the car is running like it is up at 200 degrees.
#1117 of 1859 Re: AutoZone Now Carries Oil Filter for Verona!!! [kctom]
Mar 02, 2005 (7:29 pm)
Thanks for the info, Maybe the AC Delco filter is not yet available here in Chicago, and Pep Boys Auto told me that WIX was coming out with one, but that was last October.
Peter(Freezing in Chicago)