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Suzuki Aerio, Performance Mods, Wagon
#1 of 18 Suzuki Aerio Wagon Accessories & Modifications
by pf_flyer HOST
Jul 27, 2006 (5:37 am)
Talk about add ons and improvements for the Aerio wagon here.
#2 of 18 Roof rack, anyone?
Dec 26, 2003 (8:35 pm)
There were two situations I encountered this year where a roof rack would have really helped, carrying long pieces of lumber from the local hardware store, and helping some people I know to haul their luggage to the airport (although the weight limitation would have allowed me to put only one large, densely-packed suitcase on the roof). I have a 15% discount coupon from Suzuki that expires at the end of the month.
Has anyone made comparisons between the factory approved racks (base rack w/luggage accessory, specifically) vs. racks from other manufacturers? What fitting, sturdiness, versatility, and pricing issues did you encounter?
Jan 01, 2004 (10:35 am)
Have 'Zuki rack on my 03 SX and it looks great
and is perfect for transporting my canoe and
kayak. I know that its rated for 65lbs. It was
dealer installed, paid 125. last May when car
was purchased. I'm unable to rationalize paying
more than $200. for a rack system when my canoe
and kayak cost less than $400. I couldn't be
happier with Suzuki's rack
#4 of 18 Accessories for 2003 Suzuki Aerio SX
May 12, 2004 (8:12 pm)
I recently ordered a couple of accessories -- the security system, and the base roof rack. I paid $135.76 (after using a 15% one discount coupon from Suzuki owners' 'Adventures' magazine) for the alarm, and $138.42 (list price) for the roof rack. The dealer through whom I placed this order did not give a discount for the roof rack. I don't know if these prices are reasonable. Suzuki does not price the accessories on its website, and a phone call did not help either. Can anybody share their experiences with accessories for Aerio SX? What are the typical costs and time involved for the installation of the security system? Does the base roof rack need a technician to be installed?
May 13, 2004 (3:09 pm)
Can't comment on the security system, but the roof rack definitely doesn't need a technician. It's designed to be taken on and off quickly, and it's at most a 5 min job for a one armed midget. The suports just hook into holes in the roof that are covered with little plastic plugs, then lock in. Done. It does generate a bit of wind noise, but there is apparently a fix for that aswell. The noise hasn't bothered me enough to employ it yet.
BTW - I really like my Aerio - no problems other than a buzz/rattle that seems to have disappeared. I replaced the stock springs and sway bar with aftermarket parts from a company called Progress, and the thing handles like a go-kart now.
#6 of 18 security system.
May 13, 2004 (10:12 pm)
I got the sys as a gift,so I cannot comment on the price. The installation is very easy. Basically a "plug and play" set up. Takes about 30-45min to install.
Sep 03, 2005 (6:59 am)
Hi to all,
Just picked up an 05 Aerio SX AWD (no ABS) last night. It's in Techno Blue (last Aerio on dealers lot) and aside from a cracked cargo cover (not noticed on delivery), it seems like a fun little wagon. I was not initially looking at Suzuki, but liked the package and test drive for the price.
My question to anyone out there is if there are any good aftermarket products, particularly ones that will protect the bumpers and hood from scrapes, pebbles, etc. I live in NY and parking is usually filled with "taps" to the pumper to squeeze into that last spot. I am fan of plastic clad bumpers (as in my 03 Jeep Laredo), but fewer manufactures seem to offer them anymore. Any suggestions would be helpful. The Techno Blue color may be hard to match...
#8 of 18 Re: New owner [dsjeepti]
Sep 05, 2005 (5:44 am)
Hey hi, live in NJ and i also have a Aerio sx also known as Liana GS to the rest of the world,. . thats what i has , The dealerships in the us dont have much as an accessories booklet, but i have one from Europe, and they do list alot of accessories and parts codes, you may be seeking of you i i will ck and let you know if covers are in there, and a contact to email.
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#9 of 18 Re: New owner [lianags]
Sep 05, 2005 (6:43 am)
Thanks for looking,
I did go on the Suzuki US web site and found an accessories page with available items. They sell a hood guard (mainly for bugs and small pebbles) the kind you see on larger SUV's and pick-up trucks but I'm not sure if it will look right on the SX (even if mine is AWD ) There are also a couple of "bras" but I think it takes too much away from the car's front. If anyone has had experience with either items or pictures, please let me know. I went to a couple of local auto accessory stores (Auto Zone and Stauss), but found little in bumper guards. I guess it's not as much of a concern to many drivers. I would like to match that Techno Blue if possible...
BTW, with only 50 miles on the car, I did notice the intermittent buzz in the driver's door panel. I guess they didn't correct that with the interior re-do for 05. Also found under the front bumper (air scoop) below the fog lights, were two large scrapes also not noticed the night I picked up the car. Dealer gave me a can of touch up paint and that was it. Might not have taken the car if noticed before. I hope this isn't the kind of service to be expected with Suzuki. My last Focus had a few chips in the bumper noticed from dealer showroom and they took the car back and had both bumpers re painted at no charge (I was shocked they would go that far). This dealer would not budge, I guess since the deal was now done. Makes me wonder who test drove this car before (it had 23 miles on it).
#10 of 18 Re: New owner [lianags]
Sep 05, 2005 (12:29 pm)
What is the url of the European catalogue of Liana accessories ?