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Suzuki Verona, Sedan
Oct 27, 2004 (5:52 am)
I stopped at a Suzuki dealer yesterday with my father and we test drove a Verona. Both of us were very impressed with the vehicle. The Verona we drove was an 2004 EX and it looked like it had been sitting there for a while. We drove it for about 30 minutes and the car performed very well. I liked how it handled and thought the acceleration was fine. there must be a lot of "speed" demons in the market today. Anyway, it's on my list for consideration and it did make a very good first impression.
#943 of 1859 Oil Consumption
Oct 28, 2004 (9:24 am)
I have about 4750 miles on my Verona. I checked the oil at about 2500 miles and it was 1/2 a quart down.
I topped it off. I rechecked the oil at 4700 miles and it was another 1/2 quart down. There are no leaks. It is unusual to use a quart of oil every 4700 miles? Has anyone else had any problems?
#944 of 1859 Not necessarily
Oct 29, 2004 (12:41 pm)
It depends on your driving and the time it takes to fully seat the piston rings.
I had a 2K dakota with the new v-8 that used about .5 quart between changes until about 8K.
#945 of 1859 oil changes
Nov 05, 2004 (2:47 am)
I asked my mechanic and he said all cars are diffrant in oil consumption. He does advise a 3000 mile oil change. The suzuki now has 11000 miles and its running great after the computer change. Hope yours is to.
Nov 05, 2004 (6:21 am)
The weak spot of the Verona is the transmission. In an effort to save money and make the car more profitable GM stuck one of its own transmissions in there. I do not believe that they actually spent the engineering and time to match the transmission to the engine. Traditionally Daewoo used GM transmissions on their cheaper models like the Lanos and Nubira. Their top of the line flagship models always got either a Japanese Aisin/Warner (Toyota) transmission or a ZF. And you can immediately tell the difference if you drive a Nubira and compare it to a Leganza. The GM tranny greatly affects the performance and driveability of the vehicle in a very negative way.
The Daewoo Leganza remains the best. It beats the Verona in every mechanical measure with a smaller 4 cyl engine. Why? it has got a way better tranny that is a pleasure to drive.
FYI, The original Verona which was launched by Daewoo in Korea and Europe in the year 2000(Daewoo Magnus) did not use a GM transmission. It was only cheapened when GM put their dirty claws in.
Nov 06, 2004 (3:29 am)
I would have to agree with some of what you are saying. My transmission hasn't been bad, but I think a good five speed would take more advantage of the smooth power the engine delivers. At any rate the car rides nice the build quality is good and most important the problems have been few. 23,000 miles and running well. We are pleased with our Verona and are happy with the dollars saved.
Nov 07, 2004 (7:15 pm)
Hmmmm. Tell me again what is wrong with a GM transmission. They seem to get high ratings in various automobile magizines. I have owned numerous GM autos and never had a problem with a transmission. I presently own a 2000 GMC Sierra Pickup and haven't had a single problem, transmission or otherwise. I have also owned Toyotas and VWs. My Verona EX is so quiet and smooth shifting, I can rarely tell what gear it is in or if there is any shifting going on. Seems it is always in the right gear to give me the power I need, even if I don't know what gear that is. If it weren't for the tach, I would swear it had one of those old GM trannies that never shifted.