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Suzuki Verona, Sedan
#1489 of 1855 Suzuki Drops Verona, adds a hybrid & pickup
Jun 18, 2006 (4:15 am)
According to Pres. Koichi Suzuki, the Verona will be discontinued at the end of the 2006 model year. Highest sales were recorded in 2004 at 12,874 units. Suzuki may look at bringing the Verona back to the US if it gets an improved powerplant, since US buyers prefer a larger V6 and at least a 5 speed automatic transmission.
Suzuki also reported the return of the Swift hatchback in 2010 (discontinued in '02). It will compete against the Honda Fit and Nissan Versa. A hybrid version of the Swift will also be available. Nissan will provide Suzuki with a small pickup truck version of the Frontier in 2008.
#1490 of 1855 Re: Dings [nace818]
Jun 18, 2006 (5:32 am)
Last year I noticed a crease in the metal below the passenger side mirror. Just figured it was there since new and I hadn't noticed it. Now there are a few small creases under the drivers side mirror that are similar to the one on the passenger side. Apparently the sheet metal design is weak in that area and any pressure from the mirror makes a crease in the door.
#1491 of 1855 Re: Dings [ccbloome61]
Jun 20, 2006 (10:05 am)
Yes, I now have five or six dings on each side. I guess it's it puts one there everytime the mirrors are adjusted.
It's starting to look really bad.
#1492 of 1855 Re: Chuck1.. [rasup]
Jun 26, 2006 (6:45 am)
What is QC? Quality control? Unfortunately, I too have been plagued by a lot of problems. Mainly, transmission shift related, quirky radio (cassette never worked), steering wheel radio controls randomly don't work, etc.). As a newbie on this forum, it's unfortunate to see such bad knocks for this car. I bought my '04 mainly for the looks, features, and price. Too bad you don't get what you paid for!
#1493 of 1855 Re: Bye Verona [mm9351]
Jun 26, 2006 (6:47 am)
What are CEL's?
#1494 of 1855 Re: Getting rid of the "Chirp" [kimweigel]
Jun 26, 2006 (7:01 am)
Duh - did you ever figure out that this is an ALARM, and is suppose to ALARM you in the actual event of someone entering your car "beyond the normal means"? How 'bout when you forgot where exactly you parked, and you use your remote's sound to find it? If you had an alarm on your house, would you disable it? Just my 2 cents worth.
Jun 26, 2006 (9:30 am)
I used the word "ALARM" 7 times in my post. Yes, I figured out that this is an ALARM. I'm willing to risk the lack of the ALARM to get rid of the chirp. I stated very clearly that the chirp is the alarm. Maybe I'm just more easily annoyed than others, but several magazine reviewers have commented on the Verona chirp and how annoying it is. If someone wants to steal the car, I don't think that the alarm will save me. Here in the 'burbs, nothing draws less attention than some idiot's car alarm going off. It really is the cricket call of suburbia. I had an apartment neighbor long ago who drove a Harley and delighted in going by the cars in the neighborhood with glass breakage sensor alarms every morning because his bike's low freq. rumble would set them off.
I have used the remote to find my car in a parking lot once, but I was on the wrong level. Most of the time my car is easy to find. I just look behind the biggest, ugliest, gas guzzling-est SUV driven by the most self- absorbed person on the planet, blocking out the view of everything except the sun, and I can usually find my car, right behind it. The good thing about the Verona is there are never so many of them in the parking lot that you can't find yours. I've gone to the wrong Corolla, the wrong Concorde, even the wrong Sebring, but never the wrong Verona!
#1496 of 1855 New battery - car only 2 years old!
Jun 27, 2006 (8:37 am)
I love this forum because you get to vent your joys and frustratinos. Got my frustration yesterday. When my '04 Verona failed to start, I anticipated it was the battery. Read the fine print for warranty in regards to the battery. It's only for 24 mos, or 24,000 whichever comes first. My car turned 36,008 when this happened. Took the car to my local mechanic, (instead of the dealer). I probably got "raped" as he charged me $40 to "diagnose" that I needed a new battery (uh duh - I knew that). Then, another $90 for the battery itself. Just goes to show, if Suzuki only warranted their battery for 2 years, it was an el-cheap-o to being with. Be fore-warned.
#1497 of 1855 Re: New battery - car only 2 years old! [jpolwort]
Jun 28, 2006 (7:57 am)
Some typo's in the original post. Sorry. Here's the corrected text.
I love this forum because you get to vent your joys and frustrations. Got my frustration on June 24th. When my '04 Verona failed to start, I anticipated it was the battery. Read the fine print for warranty in regards to the battery. It's only for 24 mos, or 24,000 whichever comes first. My car turned 36,008 when this happened. Took the car to my local mechanic, (instead of the dealer). I probably got "raped" as he charged me $40 to "diagnose" that I needed a new battery (uh duh - I knew that). Then, another $90 for the battery itself. Just goes to show, if Suzuki only warranted their battery for 2 years, it was an el-cheap-o to begin with. Be forewarned.
#1498 of 1855 Re: Which year? [gtsfirefighter]
Jun 28, 2006 (4:24 pm)
hello,to answer your question u want to no if any one eles is haveing trouble with 05's are 06's i have just bought a bran new 06 drove it for 3 day and it left me on road going to work put it in shop they called me told me it was fixed went on my lunch break picked it up got about 20 miles down the road broke again