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Suzuki Aerio, Car Buying, Wagon
#15 of 24 Re: First-time Suzuki buyer [trgbassguy]
Apr 29, 2006 (5:45 am)
I really like my 2003 Suzuki Aerio SX. It gets better gas mileage than the 2006 thanks to the 2 Liter engine that came with it that year as opposed to the 2.3 Liter that was introduced in 2004. However, when I bought mine, it had arguably no direct competition in its class. It was a pretty unique car and still is really fun to drive. Now, though, the 2007 Honda Fit gets much better gas mileage than any Aerio model year for approximately the same price. This is probably not the thing to say in a Suzuki forum, but I have a hard time believing the Fit is not going to greatly outshine the Aerio SX. Of course, looking at the two, some could argue Honda stole the design. They are extremely similar in appearance.
#16 of 24 Re: First-time Suzuki buyer [phughes]
May 07, 2006 (6:46 am)
I also have a 2003 Suzuki Aerio SX automatic. This has been and still is an absolutely great vehicle. It has been trouble free and the gas mileage has averaged around 27 MPG (75% city, 25% highway).
What I really don't understand is the buzz around the Honda Fit. To me, it looks like an SX knockoff without the horsepower. Right now, you can get a much better deal on an SX and the warranty is 7 years, 100,000 miles. Plus the SX is also made in Japan. I really don't understand why the SX hasn't exploded. It does everything a small wagon should do.
#17 of 24 Aerio sx awd
May 18, 2006 (10:21 am)
Well, I have 2006 Aerio SX AWD Premium Package , which I purchase around november 05. No alignment issues. So far no problems at all. Nice little Wagon. Me and my wife loves it. My gas milage is not so good due to AWD, but still 26 miles/g is not so bad in 50/50 driving. This is my first car with auto trany, but it feels very close to manual as far as shifting and driving feels. AWD is very competent in snow and feels safe. Yes I would buy Aerio again. As far as honda, dont like it too expansive for my taste.
P.S. I have on it over 12000 miles. price was $16000 us. If you go to other cars forums you will see other cars with problems, no metter what. Having 7/100,000 miles waranty is good deal in my book on Japan made car.
#18 of 24 so far, so good
Jun 11, 2006 (6:28 am)
I have an 03 with auto, no AWD. Good luck so far. Starts good, runs good,
no problems in snow. Ironic that this car was considered quirky looking when it
first came out and now is being imitated by everyone. I also wondered why it
wasn't more popular. Americans claim to be original thinkers but fall flat when
it comes to cars. Only two things I would change on it: the door sills show dog
scratches and I would like to hot wire the power windows so I could close them
without a key in my pocket.
#19 of 24 Re: so far, so good [stolguy]
Jun 13, 2006 (8:29 am)
Yesterday I was searching for a cold air intake for my 06 SX. So far, only found one for the 03 model. Am I correct to assume that this should fit any other year as well?
#20 of 24 Re: so far, so good [ryoushi]
Jun 14, 2006 (8:24 am)
The 2003 had a 2.0 141 hp engine. Also, some people have had the check engine light illuminate after installing a cold air intake kit because the computer is reading a lean fuel/air mixture. I would try to find a K&N OEM replacement type filter if your just interested in performance increase. If your after the intake moan a cold air kit gives you the K&N will not give you that.
#21 of 24 Re: so far, so good [chrisducati]
Jun 14, 2006 (6:24 pm)
im just making a shopping list for now, headers, exhaust, intake, winter tires, etc. All I really plan to do for now is a fog light kit and rear hatch light.
Jul 20, 2006 (6:13 am)
I purchased an '06 SX for my wife last Christmas. Had a sun roof installed, detailing, and tinting, all done by Roman Chariot in Cleveland. Good, honest people. Got an automatic. We both love the car, although my Silverado is much better Just a warning. Some of the camber numbers were transposed or something, and some of the factory settings were wrong. With fewer than 8000 miles, the tires were shot, one had a cross tread variance of 1/2 inch. The dealer gave my four new Yokos and a free alignment. If you have an '06, you might want to check this on your car.
#23 of 24 Suzy the new Suzuki
Mar 17, 2007 (5:07 am)
I bought a demo Aerio 06, FWD, automatic about 2 weeks ago. So far, has been back to the dealer once for squeaky front end - replaced the sway bar bushings & noise all gone. We got 2 ft of snow overnite and am a little nervous about driving. I was coming home last nite on about 4 inches & had quite a bit of spinning on any incline. This car has snows on the front & the original Yakohoma (?sp) on the back. I hope it will handle alot better when I switch to 4 snows next fall.
Sofar, I am thrilled w/ my new little car - I drive about 60/miles a day from the top of a hill to the bottom for work. Have already put on about 650 miles. Gas mileage seems to be good. I could use better wipers. Love the climate control feature & the fit of the seat. Stereo (6 CD changer & optional bass booster) rocks.
I came out of a full sized Taurus Wagon, so will have to adjust to feeling small, but there seems to be alot of space for a mini wagon.
I'll keep you posted as time goes on..........