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Suzuki Verona, Sedan
#1397 of 1859 Re: Gas Mileage for 2005 [evergreen]
Jan 11, 2006 (6:27 am)
Hi everyone, have not posted in a long time, but just wanted to answer evergreen. I average about 20-24 mpg, and i travel alot for work. I have a 2004 ex which i bought in dec 2003, and have had none of the issues everyone else has. Love this car,and have a total of 3 suzuki's. As for tires, i had to replace mine with about 31,000 miles on the car. I put on eagle rs-a's, and they are great. My suzuki dealer told me he recommends kuhmo tires for these cars. I currently have 35750 miles on my 2004, and going strong. Just a note to everyone, the dealer also gave me a book with the 2007 verona in it. You can mistake it for an infinity, and it is totally changed..
#1398 of 1859 Re: Gas Mileage for 2005 [carrino]
Jan 11, 2006 (4:34 pm)
Suzuki's current Verona shares a chassis, powertrain and sheetmetal with the Daewoo Magnus sedan produced in Korea. We saw a rendering of the next Daewoo Magnus, due as a 2006 model, which could well mean that the Verona will be re made on this platform in '07. The current car was designed in Italy, and one look at the prototype suggested to us that the next Verona will wear even more stylish European sheetmetal when it arrives here. Expect the Verona to grow in size, power and refinement over the current car. It's possibly abandoning the standard inline Six of today's car for a choice of 4-cylinder and V6 models.
I said they should of dumped this trouble probe powertrain a long time ago. The motor they now have, all though sophisticated, can't be managed by the ECM.
#1399 of 1859 Second time around
Jan 11, 2006 (9:26 pm)
Two years ago I purchased an 04 Verona. I loved it. However, the past two months have been dreadful for it began showing its citrus side. The problems were internal and could not be found. Sadly, with less than 10K miles on it, I had to trade it in I truly believe it was just one of those things that could have and probably has happened to any car.
Therefore, I decided to give it one more try with an 05 Verona. I do not have any regrets about my purchase. I loved my 04 and I'm sure I'll love my 05 just as much if not more. Happy motoring!
#1400 of 1859 Re: Second time around [alienpath]
Jan 12, 2006 (8:43 am)
"The problems were internal and could not be found. Sadly, with less than 10K miles on it, I had to trade it in I truly believe it was just one of those things that could have and probably has happened to any car."
When you look at the number of other cars sold- Camry, Ford 500, Chevrolet Malibu, etc and the number of problems they have, the Verona has had more than it's share based on the volume sold.
The Verona has been a very slow selling car with less than 12,000 units sold in '04. To have internal problems and turn-around and buy another one to me is being very optimistic-at best!
#1401 of 1859 check engine light + + +
Jan 21, 2006 (9:22 am)
I thought I wouldn't be reporting this for a long time, but my MIL light came on suddenly this week. Mileage is about 10,750. Code is a P0456, evaporative system small leak. It came on after 30 miles of driving, at a stop light (that is the time when the ECM typically performs the test). Dealer would like to have the car for the entire day, because small leaks may be difficult to diagnose / locate. Also checked the air filter myself, and one of those very cheap plastic clips cracked upon reassembly. Part is not in stock, available from Suzuki in a few days. Does anyone else have these issues?
#1402 of 1859 Re: check engine light + + + [mm9351]
Jan 24, 2006 (8:11 pm)
Yes, I have had similar problems and much worse ones. My ABS light came on and it cost me $1500 to replace some sensors and other things. Then the cruise control went on the blink and that cost me $400. Then there was the problem with the rear window wiper and that was several hundred dollars more. This all happened on a VW Passat I purchased new in 1997. Two years ago I traded it for a Verona EX which cost ten grand less than the Passat. I haven't had a problem with it and am very glad I made the switch.
#1403 of 1859 Re: check engine light + + + [mm9351]
Jan 25, 2006 (3:49 pm)
An evaporative system small leak is most often related to the gas cap leaking. Could have been not tightened all the way or a worn or damaged gasket. It also can occur when a rock hits through one of the evaporative lines going from the fuel tank to the canister.
The evaporative system leaks usually just take one days worth of searching to find if they are not the common areas.
You didn't by chance just fill up with gas?
Jan 27, 2006 (2:54 pm)
Iíve been a lurker on this board almost since its inception. In fact, the initial reactions to the Verona influenced, in part, my decision to buy a 2004 EX. After 17 months of repeated service trips to the dealer, I finally traded the Verona with 17,000 on the odometer.
The problems included erratic outside temp reading, erratic fuel gauge readings, broken window regulator, replaced interior door panel, replaced two leather seat covers. A CD player going to the beginning of the track if the car was shut off (made books on CD a real joy!). A transmission that surged between 50 and 60 miles per hour, particularly when coming off of throttle. The climate control that seemed to only work the air conditioning (for heat you had to set the temp to 85 degrees). Steering wheel radio controls that would intermittently "Mute" the radio. Even after reflashing, numerous CELs that kept coming back and service never explained. And I could go on.
The last service visit was the final straw. After having the car for over two weeks, service informed me they had replaced the cats, the spark plugs were oil soaked, and they found oil in the throttle body. Of course, no explanation. I get into the car and the brake pedal goes almost to the floor and solenoid that releases the gear shift lever is making a thumping noise as the foot brake is applied. Left the car in service and traded for a Subaru Legacy GT.
Sadly, the Verona was a great idea, but poorly executed and supported. Best to all those that got good ones.
#1405 of 1859 Re: Bye Verona [jdp3253]
Jan 27, 2006 (4:32 pm)
I certainly can understand your frustrations, bear in mind many of the symptoms you describe were voiced by other owners. Just to comment, I've noticed the outside temp reading anomaly and the intermittent mute on the audio system. The CEL's are a nuisance. I've just reset this on my 04 EX. Incidentally, the CD track reset is not a malfunction, that's the way it works. Annoying, yes. But after nearly 2 years of daily driving, I've not experienced the oil soaked plugs and throttle body...yikes!...and the release solenoid sounds like something service screwed up. Question: who changed your oil, and can you confirm the grade...e.g 5-30; 10-30? Curious minds would like to know!
BTW, my local Suzuki dealer also sells Subaru's and I was admiring one yesterday...they seemed a little pricy...over $37K? Didn't examine too closely.
Good luck with your new Legacy, let us know how you like it.
#1406 of 1859 Re: Gas Mileage for 2005 [carrino]
Jan 30, 2006 (11:56 am)
Hi everyone,Well I'm about to turn 50,00 miles and I still love this car. I've had one problemm with the tapping noise but it was fixed to my satisfaction to as new or better. If the 2007 looks as godd as it sounds, I'll definitely buy another. I sure would like to see a picture of it. P.S. This post is especially for Chuck who seems to have an extraordinary hatred for Suzuki.