August 14, 2014
After test-driving a slew of "competitors", which all disappointed me, I purchased my yellow Aerio SX in July 2002. Twelve years later I still enjoy driving this very-well-designed versatile vehicle. It's driven through every Indiana season (-20 this past winter, 105 two summers ago), across the Appalachian Mountains, down to New Orleans, around Chicago. Easy to drive & park, great steering, great road-feel, great visibility, peppy, easy to get in-and-out-of, lots of passenger room (high headroom!), comfortable seats (most cars' seats give me back-aches, but not my Aerio), excellent AC and heating, tons of storage (my lawn-mower fits in the SX, without folding the handle). I love the giant speedometer numbers (only car where I don't need to take my mind off the road to know what speed I'm going). A few laments: no sun-roof, and hard to find tires (but they are find-able). My wife later purchased a Subaru Forester, which is NOT as good as my Aerio in several ways (but the Forester does have heated seats and AWD). Even this past summer, strangers have come to me and asked "How do you like your new Honda Fit"?, and they're dumbfounded when I tell them it's a 12-year-old Suzuki Aerio SX, which they've never heard of.