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2005 Suzuki Forenza

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$1,690 — $4,410 USED
5 Seats
24-26 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Value-priced
  • Appealing design
  • Easy six-window visibility
  • Fuel economy
  • Ride comfort

The Bad

  • Unknown long-term reliability
  • Engine noise during acceleration
  • Resale value of sedan

What to Know

about the 2005 Suzuki Forenza
  • Italian styling
  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • 126-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • FWD
  • Manual or automatic

Our Take

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Consumer Reviews

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I've got a 2005 Suzuki forenza

by James go hawks from Lacey Washington on November 13, 2018

I'm very pleased with my Suzuki forenza I've had it a couple of weeks now it only has 82.000 miles on it the ride is really smooth and it has lots of power the owner installed a new timing belt and ... Read full review


The worst car anyone could own.

by Lewy Luke from Winter Haven FL on July 5, 2017

Everyone since i purchased the car i have been having nothng but problems. I am a college student that knows how to take car of a car. This car has gotten me to the mechanic shop and back. As a matter ... Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2005 Suzuki Forenza currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2005 Suzuki Forenza has not been tested.

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Forenza received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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