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You are in the Suzuki Verona
What is this discussion about?
Suzuki Verona, Sedan
Jan 18, 2004 (10:14 pm)
The discussions on power fascinate me. In 1960 I drove my 1959 Nash Metropolitan from Washington State to Chicago. It had all of 52 horsepower. Never had a problem keeping up with traffic. Not much passing though, there were not that many cars on the roads. Time passed and in 1973 I took my 1972 AMC Gremlin to Germany where I used it the next 4 years. The Gremlin was a step up in power. It had 110 horsepower. It cruised easily at 90 MPH on the Autobahns and kept up with all except the fastest Mercedes and Porsches. I never felt a lack of power. Now, I have the Suzuki Verona. It topped out at 120 MPH, according to the January 2004 Car and Driver magazine. Will I lack for power? I don't think so. But that's just me. If you drive a lot in high speed, cut and thrust traffic where rapid acceleration--Right Now--is essential for your style of driving, then you may be happier with more power.
#412 of 1855 Marvin Lee..
Jan 19, 2004 (9:02 am)
I agree about the power discussion. A lot depends on what you want from the vehicle an how you are used to driving as well as the driving conditions faced by the driver. I have found Verona to be very competent in all situations in the area I drive. The space it affords for me and my family is excellent. My Kids tell me that they feel more space at the back and find the ride very smooth.
How's your Verona doing Marvin?
#413 of 1855 How is the Verona doing?
Jan 19, 2004 (6:11 pm)
The Verona has only 600 miles on it due to a spell of inclement weather. The engine seems to rev more easily now and is silky smooth on acceleration. No mechanical breakdowns have appeared. The ride is excellent. I am surprised at how comfortable the car is. Not all is golden. I can feel a slight engine tremor in the steering wheel at idle. This is odd because the inline six is well balanced and road tests remarked on engine smoothness. At anything above idle the tremor disappears. It is never strong, but is noticeable when I do not have gloves on. The radio reception is not as good as my 1994 Chevy Caprice, perhaps due to the built-in antenna, perhaps not. Gas mileage is 19 MPG in a mix of local and highway driving. It is not as good as I expected. Still, the car is new and it is too soon to determine normal mileage. The seat warmers struck me as a useless frill. Now, I think that they are great. The car as a whole is the best assembled of any that I have owned. If I could make just one change, it would be to give my wife power seat adjustment on her side.
#414 of 1855 Comments on Marvinlee's experience
Jan 19, 2004 (8:20 pm)
Its good to know that Verona is doing well. Yes I too notice a very slight tremor at the wheel at idling..its barely perceptible. I find that the radio varies in reception..sometimes its great..depends on your location. I think rear window freeze affects the reception as soon as it gets heated the reception improves. My has 625 miles and I ride in the city mostly. I have yet to evaluate the exact mileage.The heating is excellent and I often have to turn it off!!.
Smooth ride so far with no start problems. Still using Octane 93 gas and the car runs great. I got a confirmation from Suzuki headQ that we could use 87 Octane or Higher fuel.Keep posting your views folks!!
Jan 20, 2004 (3:53 am)
7,000 miles on the car, getting close to the first trip to the dealer. The car is doing great. I did have some cold start hesitation early on but that has not happened since after 3,000 miles. We have had some very cold and snowy weather here, the car drives as good as any other FWD car I have owned in the snow and ice. Any take care and talk to you later.
#416 of 1855 Lil302000
Jan 21, 2004 (11:28 am)
Its good to learn that after 7000 miles Verona is doing excellent. What fuel do you use?. Octane 93 or 87?. Do you use any appliances off the 12V outlet or lighter socket?. If so what are your experiences?. How have your friends/relatives felt about your car?. What color do you have?. I have a monarch blue and find salt spray easily visible.My Car is doing very well.
Jan 21, 2004 (9:14 pm)
I was looking on Daewoo Korea's website and it looks like the Magnus (Verona) offers side airbags in Korea. So who knows maybe in a few years they will put them in. The only thing that I don't really like about the Verona is that they don't offer any other interior color except grey. Every one of my cars has had grey leather and I want tan but they won't offer it.
Jan 22, 2004 (3:47 am)
I use either mid grade or high octane gas, the car seems to run a little better on higher octane. I don't know if it is any better or not but for a few cents what the heck. I have not used the 12V outlet yet but I would have to agree with an early post on the subject, in that I would avoid plugging anything in that would put a heavy load on the system. By the same token I don't think charging a cell phone would cause any problems. Both mom and mom in law like the car two facts that they noticed is one my mom drives a Town car that is one year old and noted that there is less road noise in the cabin of the Verona than the Town car. Two my mother in law is considering trading in her Mustang for a Verona. When my mom took a ride in the Verona she made me drive the Town car to prove her point that the Town car was not as quiet. When we returned she then lodged her complaint to dad about a $16,000 car should not be as quiet as a $35,000 car. We chose the gold, not my first choice but it is very easy to keep clean and we have had to many red cars already, in all fairness the gold looks better than most of the other gold cars parked next to it. The gold used on the suzuki is a little darker than most of the other manufactures seem to use.
#419 of 1855 Magnus Power Increase???
Jan 22, 2004 (7:05 pm)
There's a rumor that the Daewoo Magnus will get a bigger version of the 2.5L I6 engine for the 2005 model year. The Korean 05 is supposed to come out around August or September. It's rumored to be either at 2.8 or 3.0. Does anyone know if this is true and if it might come into the Verona?
#420 of 1855 Decided to check the Verona out...
Jan 22, 2004 (8:25 pm)
I've been reading this board for the last week or so and decided to check the car out for myself.
I walked into the dealership and there was a White Verona EX in the showroom. I've never been a fan of white cars so it did not impress me upon first glance. The interior on the other hand had the feel of a luxury car(leather, wood grain, power driver seat, heated front seats, and I especially liked the glow of the instrument panel). I then took a Sapphire Gray Metallic Verona EX for a test drive(was not too fond of this color either). The car does lack power, but it is an extremely quiet and smooth ride. IMO this car looks best in a dark color, like Tuxedo Black Pearl or Garnet Red Metallic.
Although it does not redefine the mid-size class, it fits in very nicely, especially because of the value. I would tell anyone interested in a mid-size sedan to give this car a look.