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Suzuki Verona, Sedan
#997 of 1859 Re: No Verona's in Indy? [ender27]
Jan 02, 2005 (11:41 am)
Ender, my records show that Suzuki has over 450 dealers nationwide, with many more to come. Don't limit your search to one dealer. Incidentally, I attended the national dealer meeting in Las Vegas in 2004, and new dealerships have just opened in ID, WI, TX, OR, CA, and IL. Also, there are five (5) dealers in the local Indy area; why not visit another showroom if you were unhappy with the one you visited? BTW, You were told incorrect information; the dealership CAN order new Veronas or swap one with another local dealer. Parts for these cars are NOT a problem, if not stocked it can usually be obtained within one business day. Also, don't concern yourself with rust on the brake rotors, if you don't use your car a few days and in wet weather, ALL brake rotors will develop surface rust, which is removed quickly the first time you drive and apply the brakes. I think the dealer was trying to unload the cars he had in stock,that's why you saw the 85% of invoice pricing.
#998 of 1859 Re: My Car is Killing Me [elgy423]
Jan 03, 2005 (10:34 am)
My car was also knocking very loudly at speeds of 60-80 mph. I found out that Suzuki told the dealers, through a TSB to put 10w-40 oil in the engine which thins out after the car gets hot and drains back to the oil pan. I did my own oil change with the suzuki oil filter(could not find it at the store, bought it at dealer for 6.50)and put the 5w-30 oil in the engine, and now it does not knock because the 5w-30 is thin when cold and thickens up after the car gets hot so it cannot drain like the 10w-40 can. I have tested this 5 times on the highway so far with no diesel engine sound. Sometimes I think that these car Makers don't no what the heck they are talking about!!! Hope this help those with the same problem.
Jan 04, 2005 (2:07 pm)
I have over 16K on my Verona EX. The minor hickups at start up I experienced for a few months are now gone, even though it is a lot colder now than when I had the hickups. I haven't bothered to have the ECM changed/upgraded and since everything is running beatutifully I hesitate to mess with something that isn't broken. My mileage has dropped a little in the colder weather but that is normal. Is there any good reason to mess with the ECM if everything is running well?
Have any of you Verona owners driven the new Buick LaCrosse? Buick says it is aimed at the Lexus ES 330 but others say it should be compared with the Camry and Accord, like the Verona. The 240 hp model sounds nice but it doesn't even have some of the features the Verona has which costs 10K less. Any opinions?
#1000 of 1859 Suzuki pulls out of Dealership
Jan 04, 2005 (5:01 pm)
When I went by the dealer today to get an oil filter for my Verona, the dealer said, Didn't you know? Suzuki came in November and picked up all their cars and parts. We don't sell them any longer. The dealer was in Chattanooga and now I will have to drive about 85 miles to Marietta, GA to have my service work done! Not too happy about this one..................
#1001 of 1859 Re: Suzuki pulls out of Dealership [ccbloome61]
Jan 04, 2005 (5:49 pm)
Thats truly too bad. I had a Suzuki Aerio. It was a great little car before my teenage son totaled it. I was thinking about buying a Verona, but with all the problems people are having (and with a realitvily few cars sold)I am glad I didn't. I don't mean to be negative, but the jury is still out on the Verona, Suzuki isn't selling very many of these cars. It's a shame too because I believe they are a GREAT LOOKING car. They need to get those bugs out. A used Accord is a better buy. As far as the warranty is concern, it's been said the best warranty is the one you do not have to use! I tend to believe that. It's inconvenient to service your car, no matter who is paying for it!
#1002 of 1859 Super Bargain New Verona In OH
Jan 04, 2005 (7:01 pm)
Just bought a new Verona EX in Ohio on 1/3/05. Was trying to buy a decent used car, but when offered a brand new '04 at 25% off sticker, I couldn't turn it down. Sticker at 20,700, down to 15500 out the door. This is a year end special sale, and ended on the 3rd. The car is fully loaded and rides smooth and quiet. There is more than enough power for most everyday driving situations, and I love those leather heated seats! The transmission is still trying to find it's "happy place", but that doesn't surprise me, as the car has only 200 miles on it. I couldn't buy a 2001 Avalon with 50k miles for the same money, although I certainly tried.
The wife loves it too, even managed to pry her out of her beloved Highlander Limited. This car is loaded with features, and I enjoy the fact that Suzuki took a slightly different direction with the engine. Even though the horsepower number is down compared to the competition, there seems to be plenty of torque, and that is what moves you down the road. I'm sure that the Camry and Accord are measurably better cars, but I can't buy this much Camry or Accord for 15k in a base model, forget about heated leather, and a sunroof.
I suspect that the inline 6 engine, with timing chain will be an extremely long-lived motor, that will get stronger with age and break-in. The dealership seems to be very anxious to be accomodating, but then again, they are not exactly swamped with customers. Thsnks to all the posters with opinions, good and bad, for helping me form my opinion besides the "quick test drive" For once I feel like I didn't buy a pig in a poke. I will post with more news when it comes up.
#1003 of 1859 report time
Jan 06, 2005 (5:18 am)
14000 and running fine glad I have my ex I figgard that the hold thing on the tranny makes it a stick and thats good in the snow. Just getting oil changes no more shift problems and no more computer problems and running like a champ.hope you enjoy you veronas too.
#1004 of 1859 Forum... Wake up!!!!!
Jan 20, 2005 (8:11 am)
Whats going on in 2005?. It seems all are either too busy or sleeping?. Suzuki seems to have put the Verona in the shade...see no ad's on TV. I wonder if they are overhauling the Car?.
Hey...keep the posts going.
#1005 of 1859 Re: Forum... Wake up!!!!! [rasup]
Jan 21, 2005 (8:30 pm)
Rasup. Have been wondering the same thing with the Chevy Epica in Canada no sales adds or any information about the car.?
Jan 28, 2005 (6:54 am)
In Canada, the smaller Chevys and Suzuki's are doing well. The Aveo/Swift is a big hit. You can see them everywhere now. So is the Chevy Optra/Optra5 (Sorry no Forenza or Reno in Canada). However the Epica and Verona are not doing that well. There are more Epica's being sold simply because of the large chevy dealer network. But still I believe most people are opting out of after they test drive the car and notice the weird shifts of the transmission. GM in an effort to save money slapped an ill-matched transmission onto a state of the art Daewoo engine. That engine was designed to be used with a ZF or Aisin/Warner. The original Daewoo Magnus which was a 2000 model year car drove nicer than the current version Epica even though it had a 4 Cyl engine, simply because it had a better transmission. GM took a wonderful car and messed it up. I bet the versions that are sold in Europe are still made to Daewoo specs (search for the Daewoo Evanda in Europe).