Like their mechanical clone, the Suzuki Reno hatchback, the Suzuki Forenza sedan and wagon also are manufactured in Korea by Daewoo and boast Italian styling, one trim level with loads of standard equipment, few options, attractive pricing and an outstanding warranty package. The pair share common Reno downsides, as well, notably an aging platform design, no higher-performance version, only mediocre fuel economy and the absence of features like traction control or stability control -- items offered by most of the competitors, including the Chevrolet Cobalt, Honda Civic, Kia Spectra, MAZDA3 and Toyota Corolla. Ironically, Suzuki's own SX4 crossover utility vehicle and new-for-2008 SX4 Sport sedan have become the Forenza's most direct rivals.
By Sassy on Friday, March 07, 2008
overall rating 5 of 10rating details
"I haven't had any major problems with this car (it's a 2006), but I'm starting to get sick of all the recalls. I've had this car for a little over a year and it's been at the dealership at least 3 times for recalls. It's a hassle because I'll call and tell them about the recall and then they'll have me bring it in, then order the parts and make me bring it in again to actually put the parts in. First I took it in for the squeaking in the steering wheel (which it's doing again), then an oxygen sensor, now I've got to take it in for a seatbelt recall (my driver seatbelt doesn't buckle properly). It also gets horrible gas mileage. Once I've paid this car off I'm getting something that's less work."
14 people out of 14 found this review helpful
By ray on Sunday, April 14, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,650overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "economical and practical fun to drive!!!"
Cons: "loose handling on turns have good tires."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"it will take care of you. The car does everything a compact car should do. The only minor issue is the driving around turns is a little loose. it does not have the tight handling as other cars. but for basic transportation it serves it's purpose and some (premium package model). If you are looking to get a corolla get this one it will save you money and it does the same as used corolla."
11 people out of 11 found this review helpful
By Sam on Wednesday, August 26, 2009
overall rating 4 of 10rating details
"I've had this car for over 3 years now, and I really don't like it. But you can't trade it in because you'd be in negative equity. I bought the car brand new in 2006 and the tires are not good at all, they keep wearing down, the antifreeze leaked, the check engine light is constantly on and so is the airbag light. It's a cheaply made car and it's not a fun car to drive. I wish I could trade it in!!"
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful