"I bought this car in 2006 from Carmax. First 90 days was OK. Then it began having major problems. It would stall in traffic, die going down the highway at 70 mph. It would rev up 1500 rpm and then die down the same and do that 7 or 8 times per minute for hours. I had the electronics worked over a dozen times. At one point the tranny failed. Last big bill was $3000+ in Dec 08 and it was in the shop 2 months. I had a service contract that covered most of it but I was out the car so many times I would have gladly traded but was upside down $2500. DO NOT BUY A VERONA FOR ANY REASON. I would not even recommend any Suzuki."
"I bought a 2006 Verona after looking in the market place for a car that would give me all the bells and whistles that I wanted, at a good price point. The PRICE was right, the comfort and styling is great, and the looks are good to boot. I have had some minor problems - i.e. new front control arms were replaced as a result of inferior part, as well as new gas cap. Trans was (and still is) slipping at times. I had the car's computer re-programmed and all is well. Dealership really knows how to handle this car! If it weren't for the dealer, I would have gone crazy with the repairs that I have had to make (all under warranty!). Gas mileage is horrible, but the car is TERRIFIC on the highway at higher speeds. Incredibly smooth ride as I have a long commute."
Cons: "gas mileage, cheap seats, dealer service availabil"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I purchased the 2004 Verona LX used in April 2006 with 32k miles after my Suzuki AerioSX was destroyed by someone who didn't seem to understand that whole redlight/greenlight concept. I had 2 minor problems shortly after I got the car, both were fixed under warranty. The ignition switch broke and it had to be towed to the Suzuki dealer. It started getting flakey again 2 years later and I had the pins in the lock cylinder replaced by a locksmith that specialized in automotive locks, cost $65 but has had no problem since. 2nd problem was fuel level sending unit, the dealer service dept new about the problem and fixed it, no other non-maintenance repairs since then.
The things I like most about the Verona are, smooth quiet engine, great a/c, decent handling for a generic sedan, good reliability, good interior room.
The things I find lacking, fuel economy is ok city (19-20 mpg) but poor (24-25 mpg) highway, wind noise (worse at temps below 50 degrees), mushy brakes (I upgraded rotors"