2004 Suzuki Verona
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The Worst Lemon Out There

by from ca on February 1, 2012

I don't care what anyone says about this car about being wonderful and reliable. My husband and I have had a total horror story with this car. My brother took this car on a loan with my father. My bro...
I don't care what anyone says about this car about being wonderful and reliable. My husband and I have had a total horror story with this car. My brother took this car on a loan with my father. My brother lost his job and so my husband agreed to take over the payments. At 30,000 miles the alternater malfunctioned and needed to be replaced. At 50,000 the engine blew and needed to be replaced. There was no compression in the engine for some strange reason. It was stalling and dying. After the engine was replaced, it seemed ok for a while. Then at another 30, 000 miles it started to act up again. Some of the oxygen sensors were going bad. The wheel bearing went out, the suspention was messed up. Several coils went bad and the spark plugs. At another 20,000 miles the engine was misfiring and weput it in the shop once again. The cadalac converter plus the warmup cadalac converter went bad. plus more coils went badand the intake valve went bad. When the cadalac converter went bad, particles fromt he codalac converter got sucked up in the engine. 2 days and $500 later the car started smoking in the front. Back in the shop it went where we discovered a hose had busted. We got the hose replaced, but just a quick fix. Now we are thinking it may need a new radiator. This car is horrible and the people who made this car and allowed people to drive it and keep driving it should be ashamed of themselves. We are still stuck with paying a huge loan on a lemon, that we can't even drive. I hope anyone reading this will see how much this car sucks!
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Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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continues to impress

by from New York on August 27, 2006

I've had the car for about 2 years and it always delivers a very satisfactory drive. It runs great, the inline 6 cyl engine is very strong and peppy, and passengers often remark how quick it feels on...
I've had the car for about 2 years and it always delivers a very satisfactory drive. It runs great, the inline 6 cyl engine is very strong and peppy, and passengers often remark how quick it feels on the road. The tires still look new after almost 19000 miles and stick to the road like glue. The leather shows absolutely no signs of wear. Styling doesn't stand out but the car is definitely attractive. The engine is smooth and quiet, power is there when you need it, most of the time I can cruise 80 mph effortlessly and not even feel the speed. The ride is quiet, AC is powerful, and heated seats a nice touch in the winter. Overally I would definitely recommend this vehicle; many have given it a bad write-up, but some of those same owners would find fault with a Lexus.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Reliable and powerful car

by from on January 8, 2009

I bought an '04 Suzuki Verona over 1 year ago, after driving a rugged Suzuki Vitara for 5 years. This car is great value for money and very reliable.
I bought an '04 Suzuki Verona over 1 year ago, after driving a rugged Suzuki Vitara for 5 years. This car is great value for money and very reliable.
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Does recommend this car!!

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dont do it !

by from ohio on October 31, 2009

I had a brand new Verona and within a month I had major problems with it. The car had a very jerky ride and cut off on me several times while driving. After having it towed back to dealership multiple...
I had a brand new Verona and within a month I had major problems with it. The car had a very jerky ride and cut off on me several times while driving. After having it towed back to dealership multiple times, they finally acknowledged there really was problem, but they never figured it out nor fixed it,while I owned the car. I turned the car back over to the dealership and purchased another vehicle.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Nothing but problems

by from Menahsa, WI on April 12, 2011

We bought our Verona in 2005. At the time we lived in Washington state and had several dealers nearby. About a month went by and then we started having problems. Check engine light would go on for no ...
We bought our Verona in 2005. At the time we lived in Washington state and had several dealers nearby. About a month went by and then we started having problems. Check engine light would go on for no reason, all oxygen sensors went out at the same time. Sometimes the car would have a rough ride. We moved back to Wisconsin and there were a few dealers that worked on Suzuki. Then one by one dealers started dropping the Suzuki line. If we need to have the car serviced we now have to travel over 2 hours! We have had to replace the ignition, the windshield wiper motor and other countless things. The car is 6 years old and has 72,000 miles on it. I also have a 2002 Ford Mustang that has the same amount of miles on it. And have never had a problem with it. Please don't ever buy a Verona. They are nothing but a problem. I will never buy a Suzuki ever again!!!!!!!!!!
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Good Automobile

by from Kansas City, Mo on July 2, 2014

I have owned a Verona since 2005. I have about 83,000 miles on it. So far, so good. I have replaced the rear shocks and a front wheel bearing. Both of these were done after the car had over 70,000 mil...
I have owned a Verona since 2005. I have about 83,000 miles on it. So far, so good. I have replaced the rear shocks and a front wheel bearing. Both of these were done after the car had over 70,000 miles on it. All other maintenance was routine. Surprisingly, I haven't done a thing to the air-conditioner. I never had a car that didn't at least need a little refrigerant now and then.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Ford Explorer

by from on July 26, 2014

My wife and I have owned our 2004 Suzuki Verona for 2 years. It has only run properly for 3 weeks out of these 2 years. It has a common problem. The engine misfires on the 2 and 4 cylinders when under...
My wife and I have owned our 2004 Suzuki Verona for 2 years. It has only run properly for 3 weeks out of these 2 years. It has a common problem. The engine misfires on the 2 and 4 cylinders when under a load. We have spent all we are going to spend on diagnostic tests. We are not made of money. This car is so bad that when I was at the local Suzuki dealership they said that didn't want the car because they couldn't sell it. They were honest about it. They said that nobody wants to buy a 2004 Verona because of all the problems that come with the veronas. They also said that there were no recalls either. I just want to let the car buying public know that Suzuki's are worthless cars and that the dealers even know this. They should be banned and fined for selling such junk to the public. We are never going to buy a Suzuki product of any kind ever again. P.S. My children do not like this car and I hope that they take my advice. Do not buy anything from a dealer that won't fix it and admit tat it is a piece of junk.
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Does not recommend this car

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Good Automobile.

by from Kansas City, Mo on August 29, 2015

I purchased a 2004 Verona new in 2005. I have put about 95,000 miles on it. It's been very reliable. I have only replaced two unexpected items, a wheel bearing and rear shocks. I like the way it perfo...
I purchased a 2004 Verona new in 2005. I have put about 95,000 miles on it. It's been very reliable. I have only replaced two unexpected items, a wheel bearing and rear shocks. I like the way it performs. Seems to fit me well. But the 6cyl engine is not all that powerful. The gas mileage is a little sub par. But its held together well. People seem to either love or hate this car.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Not bad for what you pay

by from Florida on November 8, 2007

I've had this car for 3 years and some change now and I have to say it doesn't feel like its falling apart anytime soon. Among the things that needed to be replaced were a faulty transmission (hence t...
I've had this car for 3 years and some change now and I have to say it doesn't feel like its falling apart anytime soon. Among the things that needed to be replaced were a faulty transmission (hence the 3-star reliability rating), some engine sensors, and a dead battery. The car has never left me stranded but I wouldn't say that its bulletproof either. Since the replacements everything has been running fine and I'm coming up on 40,000 miles. Minor interior rattles are developing now but thats to be expected with age. The engine is still silky smooth, the ride is quiet, and the seats are still as comfortable as they were since day one. So overall a decent vehicle considering what I paid for it. Would buy again...
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My Favorite Car

by from Tucson, AZ on November 16, 2009

This ia a great car. I have had it since 2004 and have only 14,000 miles on it and it has never given me a problem. Regular oil changes and a nail in a tire once and that is all the care it's needed. ...
This ia a great car. I have had it since 2004 and have only 14,000 miles on it and it has never given me a problem. Regular oil changes and a nail in a tire once and that is all the care it's needed. It make great U-turns , much smaller than you would think for it's size. The ride is very smooth and comfortable. It takes bumps in the road and speed bumps well at a fair speed. The Cruise Conrol is a wonder. I use it all the time and it is a great saver for keeping you from getting a ticket since it is such a smooth ride it is easy to go over the limit. The power seats are great and the comfort of the interior is really wonderful. All my friends remark on how roomy and comforable it is even with five people. I can carry a lot of stuff in the trunk and when you lay down the seats you can carry wood or long tools (shovels, rakes or hoes) with no problems. The back seats are easy to lay down and put back up. All in all this is a great car that I have really enjoyed having and since it is paid off I will probably keep it forever.
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Does recommend this car!!

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