"This was my first car as a 16 year old, so as you can imagine, I used and abused it quite a bit. I went longer than I'd like to admit without oil changes, scraped it against the side of a garage, and just generally didn't take the best care of it in those early years. Despite all that it lasted me a solid 11 years without breaking down on me or costing me much to maintain. After 11 years of abuse the car finally overheated and blew a head gasket, but that's the first time I've ever had a problem with it at all. For the low price and the ease of maintenance, I'd say its a solid car."
"Do not buy this car. I have read many other reviews and have realized others have had the same problems. The transmission slips going downhill/uphill/on the highway. Rotors need replaced every few months. Shift lock breaks due to the horrible shifter placement. Coolant leak out of upper radiator hose & still leaks after new hose, new thermostat housing/gauge, timing belt, and water pump. Rear shocks leak, and tire pressure light goes on and off. Terrible gas mileage, and has trouble starting in cold and rainy weather. Moral of the story, do not buy this car. Suzuki is out of business and is for a reason."
"Wow, for what I paid for this car brand new, I like what I've received in return. It's not an Infinity but, it does get me where I need to go. As long as you maintain it clean, the car looks pretty nice(for some reason I have fallen in love with the taillights). I grew up on big V-8s so the power was a bit to get used to but, give it time and it will soon fly upwards of 80-90 mph and feel so smooth while doing it. For that reason I traded in my first silver 06 at 36k miles and bought another brand new (at the time) 2008 Suzuki Forenza before they discontinued its production. I hope this car makes it to my kids hands. Heck, no lie, I've had 2014 Ford Fusion owners tell me they love the way my car drives, so yeah."
Cons: "Performance, replacement parts availability, mpg"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Perhaps the worst mpg for a 4 cyl. on the road, 26hwy at 110+/-8hp? If its get up and go you want, dont think about it. If you thought your chevy cobalt or cavalier is a drag, think again! I had a cavalier before this and I miss it every single day. Everything else is ok except replacing parts, just not everything is offered online or in parts stores like the strut springs. Its comfortable inside i dont know about the back seat though but up front it's decent. Amenities i would rate above average but its performance kills me, I cant get over it. The only reason I still have this thing on wheels is because its paid off."
"Bought this car used had 100k miles on it, it now has 124k. I've had no major issues with this car other than the usual tune up, tire change, etc. Not bad on gas, gets you where you need to be, love the body and room inside the car, drives smooth with good tires on it, radio system it comes with sounds great. I really have no complaints about this car it's my baby!"