Take the time to test-drive before you drive by!
September 27, 2007
I am the proud owner of a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. I totaled out my Toyota Camry and as a full-time college student with a full time job that requires me to drive nearly 700 miles a week, I was in the market for a car with low miles and a low price tag. Fully expecting to buy a used vehicle, I visited several dealerships before a friend suggested I test-drive a Suzuki. Now, if you are anything like me, then the name Suzuki does not exactly bring to mind a car that I was wanting to drive. After all, I had no intention of driving a "matchbox car." However, after driving several other used vehicles, I decided there could be no harm.
When I first got to the dealership, I noticed a cute little car with excellent styling. The salesman informed me it was a Forenza and after driving it only a few miles (with my mom beside me who has Cadillac taste by the way), I was hooked! The interior was far roomier than I was expecting and the seat comfort exceeded my expectations. Matter of fact, I would say that could be the them of my Forenza- exceeded expectations! The ride is very smooth (even on the rough country roads I have to drive), the handling is wonderful, visibility is superb. This car may not win any 0-60 races, but you will have no trouble zipping around slower vehicles. I have been asked what kind of car I drive more than ever. People can't believe it's a Suzuki. Overall, an incredible car for the money! You will not find a better car at this price.
Pros- smooth exterior styling, impressive sound system, passenger room, trunk size, handling, mp3 connection (a surprising offer not usually found standard on compact cars), seat comfort
A few cons- the road noise can be a bit much, but only if you have the radio off (which I never do!). I do wish the tires had a better looking rim- such a stylish exterior is sold short by the hubcap style tires. Gas mileage is good at 27 mpg, but still not as good as I had hoped (I'm just being nitpicky now).
I would (and do) recommend a Forenza to anyone looking to buy a great vehicle that costs less than their mortgage without sacrificing style or comfort.