Brand new tires on all 4, less then 2months later the rear tires were bald, 1 with the steel coming through..... Periodically dies , quite often with violent jerkiness,for lack of a better word
Very smooth and reliable
Have had the car for awhile now and haven’t ran into any issues and it’s smooth , clean and great on gas. Service engine soon light came while on a road trip but I just disconnected the battery and reconnected and it went away. Great car
12,000 KM in 3 weeks and 35 states.
I bought this car because I was commuting 400km each way from my home in Kelowna BC down to Vancouver every week. My previous car, after 214,000 thousand km, blew a cylinder on the way to Kelowna, and the time had come to finally relax that. aFinally the day came when I had to remove that The drive included driving over two mountain passes, one almost 11,000 feet, in which a snap blizzard could happen. I did this in the Suzuki fri almost a year. Never had one single problem. We moved down to the coast in 2003, and in 2005, my 15 year old son and I took a Discover America 2005 road trip. Starting in Vancouver, Seattle, Boise, Vegas, Santa Fe, San Antonio, New Orleans, Florida, Savannah, DC, NYC, Boston, Smoky Mountains, Mephistopheles, Nashville, Denver then home. Almost 12,000 km in 3 weeks, 35 states. The car was ah-mazing. Not a single problem, AC worked like a charm, comfortable ride, fast enough, handles well, and we saw only one other Aerio on the entire trip, and that was in Seattle, a day from home. I loved that Aerio so much that I traded up for a 2005, with the reimagined dash, bigger motor and AWD. It was if I had pimped out my old car. The 2005 Aerio was even more awesome, although I didn’t need to commute anymore, and no more road trips, it was big enough with a great back seat to handle all five of us, with 3 large 20 somethings sharing the back seat. Traction was amazing, but when I had to buy new tires, I got these asymmetrical tread tires Nokia WX something. They were warranted until 100,000 Km. And are considered snow tires if you got stopped in the mountains. These things made that little Suzuki literally into the Sherpa of cars. One block over is a street with about a 10% grade that if there’s a whiff of snow the city barricades the road. I drove around those little barricades, gunned the car....and without any wheel slip! headed up that hill. Two of the best cars I’ve ever owned.