Last post on Aug 12, 2006 at 5:32 AM
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Suzuki Aerio, Car Buying, Wagon
#8 of 12 Re: Test drove an Aerio SX automatic today [craigmri]
May 25, 2006 (6:51 am)
Congrat's. Hope your Suzuki gives you years of faithful service like ours has.
#9 of 12 After many comparisons we want the Aerio
May 20, 2006 (5:10 pm)
Spent the last couple of weeks testing alot of compact cars.
Honda Element-I like it but pricey, poor gas mileage and the wife hates it.
Scion XB-I like it, wife hates it more than satan and it is dorky.
Scion XA-I like is but very small, engine is weak at best kinda pricey for what you get.
Hyundai Accent(new design)-Love the new interior however the lathargic noisy engine sucked(sorry just the best way to describe the lack of engine refinement).
Mazda 5-We loved it,drives like you expect a mazda to drive. It was the car of choice however with no rebates and little dealer money it is a pricey ride.
Focus ZX5-Been a Ford guy half my life. But the Focus seems like its put together by a high school shop class. Not even close to Asian quality. Couldnt wait to get back to the dealer to get out of it!
That leaves the Aerio-Where most econo 4 cylinders leave you wishing for a V6 this one is on par with the four found in the Mazda 5. Same size engine with very similar engine performance. The Mazda "might" have had a tighter better quality steering feel, the Suzuki holds its own in almost every aspect of the drive. I really like the way its put together, the design, features and most of all price! Havent bought yet but the dealer quoted me for a new 2006 Aerio SX Auto w/ premium package $15,490 minus $1250 rebate plus $140 tag and title plus $499 dealer fee plus sales tax.
I understand the Aerio is a dead product so no more are being made at the factory according to the dealer. They claim the last of the Aerios are soon to arrive by ship. After these, they're done. Should I hold firm for an even better price?
#10 of 12 Re: Suzuki Aerio Wagon Test Drive - What Did You Think? [pf_flyer]
Aug 11, 2006 (6:34 am)
Just test drove a Suzuki Aerio and the new Honda Fit. I was surprised as how much smoother the Aerio drove. The Fit seemed a little "buzzy?" to me. I'm really struggling trying to decide between the two cars. I've never been a new car buyer so this is new territory. I realize that this is a Suzuki forum so responses may be slanted but does anyone have an objective Honda v. Suzuki advice?
#11 of 12 Re: After many comparisons we want the Aerio [craigmri]
Aug 11, 2006 (6:36 am)
Did you compare the Aerio with the Fit? (Your wife really hates the Element and the Scion?? Huh! I'm trying to convince my husband to ditch his Ford Ranger for an Element. NO carpet- brilliant!)
#12 of 12 Re: After many comparisons we want the Aerio [thiegs]
Aug 12, 2006 (5:32 am)
When we bought our Aerio SX the Fit just came out. At the time the Fit price was full sticker and no negotiating. I thought about it and in the end I decided that the 155hp engine, Warranty, price and unique-ness of owning a Suzuki(I've owned Suzuki Motorcycles for years)helped me decide. Either car would be a fine choice but I like having something a little different than everyone else.