This car '05 excellent in all important ways.
I expected this to be a bit 'rough' on the road, and for sure it is not a luxury car, but on the cheap, you get the best of the larger hatchback gas hogs, only with super-good mpg. I got my '05 in '17, w/80k miles. The tunes are good, it purrs going 80, and have not had any problems, knock on wood. I even slept in it a few nights, a couple times, and was surprised how easy and comfy it was for such a little car. It packs a surprising amount of stuff. Not super roomy door-pockets or console, but does have room for the things you want handy, including drink holders, and a couple 'hide-a-ways'. It has great visibility, turns tight, and is easy and fun to drive. I'm glad I got mine ( 8
I've had the Suzuki Aerio for a couple years, and so far I didn't have any issues with it. It's excellent on fuel millage and it doesn't cost anywhere near what a Civic or Corolla cost. You get the the same things with the Aerio but for a cheaper price. I just wish it had a little more room in the back.
I have the Suzuki Aerio SX, which is AWD, and really performed magnificent on the ice and snow winter 2008-2009 here in Seattle, even with average all weather tires! Can't beat the gas mileage (low 20s City, mid-30s highway) considering it's AWD, and the Japanese build a quality product indeed! Elegantly designed interior with every feature except heated seats; super 6 CD player and sound system, on wheel controls for stereo, cruise control, etc. Superb head room for tall folks, hauls cargo brilliantly, and has a truly powerful 4 cylinder engine that nips briskly onto freeways and away from traffic. Sleek design for its category, which led the pack for the new crossover type vehicles . . . have had it from new in Nov 2004, and the others have followed this design!! Trouble free maintenance; no problems. Don't abuse any car, and it will usually treat you well, eh? Have had all the required maintenances, on time. After the headaches of MB, BMW, Cadillac and random other 'good' cars over the years, this hidden gem is a completely delightful surprise!! If you are lucky enough to locate a well loved one, snap it up . . . !! Suzuki no longer manufactures these wagons, which were Japanese built. Many of their cars are now Korean from Daewoo origins? I had a Daewoo Leganza, and found it good, also, but not as fine as this Suzuki Aerio SX!!