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#1161 of 1855 I'm Sooooo Discouraged
Apr 07, 2005 (4:51 am)
I just needed a place to voice my opinion and found many like minds here so here goes.
I bought a 2004 Suzuki Verona in July 2004. Less than a year ago. I was so excited. I did the research and checked everything out. I did caparison shopping and the whole bit.
I thought I had me a real deal. I paid less than 17,000. Title license. and all.
I have had nothing but trouble out of this car. I am currently driving my 3rd rental. I have had 2 recalls. 3 mechanical problems, and a broken strut. I am just so frustrated. I have never had any car trouble in the past so I know it is not just my driving habits. I drove a 1997 Grand Prix prior to this one. The only thing that ever went wrong on that car the whole time I drove it was the alternator. I wish I had it back.
I love the body style, It is really comfortable and runs great. When it will start, and is not stalling. I have the sapphire gray, S model.
My problems started around 10,000 miles and have been pretty constant since.
Thankfully I have a nice dealer. I have had all of my maintianence done there and they have been really nice. I have a tires for life deal so that is cool too. I went to school with my salesman.
Any comments are welcome good or bad. That is just my opinion and my car.
#1162 of 1855 Re: I'm Sooooo Discouraged [trish_tom]
Apr 07, 2005 (3:55 pm)
Yes, there have been many, many problems associated with this car. You seem to have had more than your share. It just proves my point that a long warranty offered by the manufacturer only solves the monetary part of the equation (although an important one!) It's the time, the inconvenience of taking your car in to the dealer, and most of all the lack of confidence you would have to take this car on a long vacation trip. It's all too bad, they are beautiful cars...... That is why I say the best warranty offered is one you don't have to use!
#1163 of 1855 Re: I'm Sooooo Discouraged [trish_tom] and chuck
Apr 08, 2005 (4:14 pm)
I agree with you chuck that a long warrantee is no excuse for poor quality. The only thing it gives is a bit of peace of mind when your car is giving trouble. But I don't think the Car makers feel about the constant mental tension and a lot of time wastage that we users undergo to take appointments,leave work early, brave odd weather, undergo great risk ( yes RISK..when your car malfunctions on a rush hour highway..maybe stall?/erratic idle?/ slipping brakes? etc.) and finally get the fix done. Another few months and you have another stupid problem because of poor quality. The cycle repeats and you have another set of issues.
My verona is at the dealer once again. The idle rpm was too low and the car used to stop at the red light. On a few occasions, the car stopped and I had to put it on Park and restart the Car. I got many honks and glares. My dealer has been very good . He arranged a rental. Here are the problems I faced:
1. ECM and stalling issue and replacement of ECM.
2. Brake rotor out of shape and replacement.
3. Fogging in headlight unit and replacement.
4. Transmission sensor replacement due to faulty sensor.
5. Failure of driver power window switch and motor and replacement.
6. Oxygen or fuel mixture sensor malfunction and replacement.
I was given rentals on 4 occasions. Now I am seriously doubting the quality of some of the components. I like the Verona for its smoothness. I wish the manufacturer did good QC in the begining to avoid these costly repairs. Ofcourse the warantee saved me. I dont know what I will do next. The Car is 9000 miles and 1.5 years old. The lemon law is not applicable. Anyway I dont know if I want another Suzuki again.
Apr 10, 2005 (7:24 am)
HELLO ALL, I haven't been on this board in a while, because as someone pointed out ,most of us that are satisfied with our Veronas don't bother to post comments much, we're to busy enjoying are autos to bother. this Sunday morn, I decided to check out the board. Some are having problems, some aren't. Those of you who are, work with your dealer to correct them, or find one who will. Because this is a wonderful auto, in all areas; ride, handling,performance,features,interior&exteior style,fit&finish. I had a problem early (ECM), it was fixed, now I LOVE MY VERONA! I have 23,000mi the auto is great,I have owned autos for 40yrs. this is by far the most satisfiing ,regardless, of price, auto I have owned . I would pay sticker price to own another one if something happened to my 2004 VERONA EX,Sapphire Grey. I incountered a huge pothole in January ,my dealer quoted $260.00 for a new rim, I was never in love with the EX alum. wheel anyway, so I used the opportunity to purchase a new set of wheels,(RAGE- VIGOR style wheels from DISCOUNT TIRE CO.) They look awesome on this ride. I also simply added a oval chrome exshaust tip to the rear. ILOVE MY VERONA !!!!!! CANT U TELL !!!!!!!
Apr 11, 2005 (8:23 pm)
I got my Verona back today. I was so glad to be out of a rental and back in my own car. It worked fine for 27 miles then the check engine light came on and smoking started coming out from under the hood.
I'll let yall know what I find out tomorrow...........
#1166 of 1855 Re: More trouble [trish_tom]
Apr 11, 2005 (10:33 pm)
Sounds like the dealer service department screwed something up this time.
#1167 of 1855 Re: I'm Sooooo Discouraged [chuck1]
Apr 12, 2005 (5:00 am)
Obviously you know quite a bit about this car, Chuck. Just where do you get the figures as to the problems associated with this car?
#1168 of 1855 Car is back...
Apr 12, 2005 (5:05 am)
My Verona's back after a mass air flow sensor was replaced and all else checked. The Car rides fine now. This is the 7'th or 8'th time in the shop. On the positive side, I had 4-5 rentals and on the lighter side got to test ride a mazda protege, ford taurus, buick lasabre and a mistubishi endeavor!!!. I hope this keeps me away from the shop!!
Tom, the dealer has not tested the car of all faults. I hope you dont go through more aggravation.
#1169 of 1855 Re: I'm Sooooo Discouraged [kctom]
Apr 12, 2005 (4:06 pm)
"Obviously you know quite a bit about this car, Chuck. Just where do you get the figures as to the problems associated with this car?"
I have talked to several Verona owners and the dealer. The number of problems this model is having is beyond belief. It is really astounding when you look at the small number sold and the percentage of problems associated with these vehicles. Hey, if you have a good one, count yourself lucky. General motors really blew this by changing things (transaxle, ecm, etc.) AFTER Daewoo developed this model. They should have left well enough alone. The Daewoo Leganza is going down as pretty reliable. There is no reason to believe that this model under Daewoo would have been any different. The motor in the Verona is capable of MUCH MORE HORSEPOWER, but limlited by the ECM, and the transmission. What does that tell you?
#1170 of 1855 Hey-KCtom is this a good thing?
Apr 12, 2005 (4:10 pm)
"My Verona's back after a mass air flow sensor was replaced and all else checked. The Car rides fine now. This is the 7'th or 8'th time in the shop."
The 7th or 8y time in the dealer. One of my vehicles is a Ford Explorer-it's been back only twice in 36,000 miles for warranty work! Once for a rattle in the driver's door-and once to have the transmission solenoid replaced! And this is a new model-the redesigned Explorer (A- 2002!)