"From my own personal experience: A good urban scoot about.
Not a good car for long trips or winter conditions. Very basic. Have owned it for 3yrs and hasn't let me down. Does require a high degree of maintenance brakes, tires, etc.
Repairs are affordable , but sensors are expensive to
replace. They seem to be a bit retro for this day and age.
They're zippy , but not powerful.
Overall they're ok , but they come from a past era."
Cons: "more engine compartment room for us diy mechanics"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"i was given this car from a relative after they were needing a bigger family car. it had 166,000 miles on it but still drove very well. didn't know anything about this model but did own a tracker that had a susuki engine and had no problems then later found out from reviews how good the reliability was. i have just now read the reviews on this aerio and majority pretty much comment on a good reliability record. burns no oil, no engine leaks. all electrical and mechanical works fine, except for the cd/radio. plenty of power and great on gas. fairly quiet interior. put on next size larger tires and sets a little higher and handles(steers) a lot better, tire wear now seems to be normal with the larger tires. automatic transmission shifts smoothly. for a small car, it doesn't get too pushed around while on the highway. for the age/wear, the interior has held up pretty well. didn't know anything about this car before owning it but it turned out to be quite a nice surprise. my relative said they hardly had any problems with it, just the typical/normal maintenance, no major repairs. plan on keeping this till it dies, hope it lasts as long as the saturn that i bought new and put 300,000 miles on it, selling it only because this susuki was newer/less miles. so far it is one of the best cheap(?) cars that i have owned and i have gone thru a whole lot of clunkers/junk in my time !"
Cons: "Tends to go through recommended tires in a hurry!!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I've owned this car for 8 years and put a lot of miles on it both commuting and for work. I've never had any problems with this car other than finding tires that would last more that 30,000 miles. Other than tires, oil changes, brakes, and other regular maintenance, I've never had it break down or cause any problems. Just because it had 110000 miles on it I changed the spark plugs. When I bought it I looked at American cars but none of them came with the amount of accessories this one did for the price. Too bad they stopped making it!!!"
"I have this car since 2006. I have never had in major problems. This car has went excellent in snowing weather. It has a lot of horsepower. I have bought two sets of tires for the car. The place I purchased the car, has a excellent service department!!"