2008 Suzuki Reno consumer reviews

$13,839–$14,939 MSRP range
side view of 2008 Reno Suzuki
50% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.2
  • Interior design 3.6
  • Performance 2.9
  • Value for the money 3.3
  • Exterior styling 3.9
  • Reliability 3.1
Explore the 2008 Suzuki Reno
5.0

This car is reliable and a great running car

This car has been reliable and a roomy little car. Good on gas and the inside is a nice color. Has a rear wiper and the trunk is pretty big when you fold the seats down.

4.7

A great reliable car. Runs really good

Car runs well and very reliable. Its small on the outside but roomy on the inside. Heat and ac work and has a auxiliary switch to connect your phone to.

1.3

would never recommend this car to my worst enemy

Endless issues, this was my first car given to me. Completely dead after 58k miles on it. Radio was the first to go, A/C went after that and was around $1,000 to replace. Airbags were recalled (I felt extremely uncomfortable that this car would not take me where I needed to go). I had to replace the spark plugs and coils TWICE! windshield wiper spray didn't work, back left window stopped rolling down, hub caps fell off frequently. Head gasket blew and the transmission was xxxx. Car spun off the highway because of two blown tires and I had PTSD every time I had to get into my vehicle. The only positive thing I can say about this car is that I learned a LOT about cars because everything literally broke. It was also a fairly ugly hatchback and bright orange so my friends teased me. DONT BUY THIS CAR FOR YOUR KIDS IF YOU WANT THEM TO LIVE

5.0

Most reliable car I've owned

Great little car. I use it for everything including fetching firewood. Would make a great car for a student or retired individual on a budget.

4.1

Well priced, economical car

Very well priced, good warranty, good mpg, needed quite a bit of warranty covered service, once the expired the car was/is a paperweight in my driveway

1.9

What a disaster!

Paid cash 5 years ago for a Reno with less than 20k miles. Just use it as an around town kinda car. Has approx 80,000 miles now, I've had to replace the engine, the transmission, the radiator, and numerous other things. My mechanic told me they are not well made cars.... and judging by the $$ I've had to spend to keep this thing on the road, he's right. There are plenty of choices out there today, think twice before choosing this car. I'm so mad about it, I don't think I'd ever buy any Suzuki car again

4.1

reliable with FANTASTIC gas mileage!

I haven't had any of the issues that the previous reviewers mentioned. The only time my Reno has been in the shop was for tires. I am completely spoiled by the gas mileage, i drive quite a bit for my job and can usually go 2 weeks on one tank.

3.9

Very reliable get around car!

I can't believe the two previous reviews based on the fact that this is an "economy car". I bought this little car fro my 69 year old mom two years ago and she adores it! Great gas mileage and reliable transportation that does not cost a fortune! I would not recommend for someone with long commutes or lots of highway driving, but to get around town, great car!

1.4

worst car ever owned

This car is the worst car ive ever had.Its been in the shop more than in my possesion.I would not recommend this car to my worst enemy.Suzuki messed up when they installed the Daiwoo engines in these cars.This did it for me, no more suzuki's.

1.6

Suzuki Reno... never again

I bought this car for driving to work, not for long trips. I bought this car because it was inexpensive, low mileage, clean and had a decent exterior. But now after 4 month it is clear that this was a big mistake and a waste of money despite the fact that the car was inexpensive in comparison with other cars same age and mileage. During my first test drive with that car I thought the driving is acceptable for short distances, like driving to workplace every day. But it is not ! In no way! Even not for short distances. It probably better than going by foot, but maybe not safer. The suspension is simply horrible. The car is going up and down like a boat, even in curves, wich gives you a very bad and unsafe feeling. The automatic transmission is shifting or not, it seems to be a matter of luck, wich is especially not very nice while you are passing a truck. The interior looks OK, but if you are using the car for a longer time you realise how bad it is. and and and and ....... So stay away from this car !