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2005 Suzuki Reno

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 28/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Korea

2005 Suzuki Reno Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.9
Out of 10

Based on 95 Ratings for the 2005 - 2008 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.3/10
    Quality
    7.2/10
  • Reliability
    7.6/10
    Performance
    7.4/10
  • Comfort
    7.5/10
    Styling
    7.8/10

I will never purchase a Suzuki again

By on Monday, May 04, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Transmission issues

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Cheap"

Cons: "Poorly made"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"First off I bought this car from my families dealership. You'd think being family they would tell me that this car is awful. It was used as a rental in the past and in previous accidents. All of which were not told to me. I've had it for three years, but in the past three years I have put 6 new tires of the car, the airbag and tire pressure light were on since day one because of sensor issues that "could not be fixed unless I replaced the computer", and just recently my transmission was having issues and wouldn't let me accelerate past 1rpm. I got it checked out and the mechanic said that Suzuki's are awful cars which is why they went out of business. He replaced a sensor which allowed me to drive normal again, but less than a week later the check engine light came back on and was not allowing me to accelerate. I had had it with the car so I traded it in yesterday. Never again."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

225K miles and still rockin'

By on Friday, May 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 225,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great value for the dollar. Reliable."

Cons: "Styling (my apologies to Italdesign)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Your mileage may vary

"Traded in a HORRIBLE 2005 Chevy Aveo on this car during a special financing event at a local Suzi dealer. This car is loaded and I got it for around $14K/$150/mo. Several sets of tires and brake pads, dozens of oil and filter changes, a new clutch at 210K miles and Suzi is still rolling! Maintenance, people! You need to stay on top of it! I just passed state inspection today with no added parts or necessary service. However, the mechanic told me new struts should be considered soon. Also, I just received the parts to do a timing belt and water pump change yesterday. I am still on the OEM timing belt at 225K miles, believe it or not. I am aware of lots of scathing reviews on this car on the 'net... I must have gotten lucky. I have NO complaints."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Your mileage may vary

dependable car

By on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 57,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great price, reliable, looks different"

Cons: "cup holder location, visibility when backing up"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I bought this car new in 2008 and it hasn't let me down yet. Solid dependable transportation that's good on gas. I actually get better gas mileage than was on the window sticker"

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

you get what you pay for

By on Friday, February 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "price, a lot of room for a small car"

Cons: "OK to get from A to B, but always disappoints"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"The least expensive car I could find. Engine ran pretty well with little to no maintenance, until after 100K. Now engine light is on. Needs thermostat needs MAP sensor, needs new shocks, wheels are dented - won't stay balanced. headlights don't aim correctly, and sometimes don't even work at all. There was a recall for the headlights. Tires are an odd size so you have to buy Korean tires. Can't find Michelin or goodyear in that size. Car is compact with a MPG rating of 25-29. Sometimes cars are rated conservatively and you end up getting more, but NO I never got more than 29 or even averaged close to 29. Disappointing for a small car."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Maintenance Nightmare

By on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "None"

Cons: "Bring your "repair $$$$" wallet"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Replaced 2 Transmission, radiator, heated coil and engine.....Manufacturer should be ashamed of this vehicle."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

I bought this car new

By on Saturday, March 24, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "gets decent milage"

Cons: "built cheap"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"I drive 100 mi a day to and from work and this car has started and ran every day. The down side was when the ignition pack caused an intermitten miss after about 45mins of driving. The check engine light would flash on and off.Took to dealer off and on for several months they didnt replace anything. Then at 80000 miles they told me it was a cadilytic converter. Cost $2000 warr. ended @ 70000 miles for this part.That still didn't fix the miss! Took back in they replaced Ignition coil. Haven't had any problems since."

16 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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