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Old 12-30-2005, 09:34 PM   #1
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forenza= happy owners????????

i,m thinking of buying a used forenza for reliability. does that sound like a good idea? i like the looks and japanese cars are usually mechanically good. what,s your opinion ?
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Re: forenza= happy owners????????

Well, Suzuki is not like most other Japanese cars, the brand does very poorly in initial quality surveys (actually they are in last place of 146 brands, for last year.) This does not mean they are bad cars; they are better than the highest quality car of 12-15 years ago, but are behind all the other brands.

These cars give you lots of stuff for the money when new, so they are considered good value. However, their resale value simply plummits fast and far.
Do some research, shop around and you should be able to get a used one really cheap. Just do not expect to sell it to someone else for much.
Check out here for owner written reviews
http://carsurvey.org/model_Suzuki_Forenza.html
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Well, Suzuki is not like most other Japanese cars, the brand does very poorly in initial quality surveys (actually they are in last place of 146 brands, for last year.) This does not mean they are bad cars; they are better than the highest quality car of 12-15 years ago, but are behind all the other brands.

These cars give you lots of stuff for the money when new, so they are considered good value. However, their resale value simply plummits fast and far.
Do some research, shop around and you should be able to get a used one really cheap. Just do not expect to sell it to someone else for much.
Check out here for owner written reviews
http://carsurvey.org/model_Suzuki_Forenza.html
i better just keep my 1994 geo prizm and fix the automatic transmission problem.i ain,t about to spend 9 0r 10 grand for a forenza and have to marry the car.
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Re: forenza= happy owners????????

I recently bought a Forenza and I love it! I fell in love with my car the moment I saw it... and I was in the market for a vehicle for a couple of months prior to my purchase, so I've seen many other vehicles. My Forenza was 3 years old when I got it and it was fairly priced. I bought it for $6,650 (that's including sales tax, license & registration, etc.) and it had 61k+ miles on it. Anyway, I love it and I am very happy with my choice. But if you get one, make sure that the dealership you get the car from, gives you the tool for your rims if they're aftermarket. I never got one until my tire became flat and I needed a tool to get it changed. Luckily I got a free tool for my rims and a free patch service for my tire at the Suzuki dealership. They were very nice and I'm very pleased with my purchase...
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Niri You are a lucky person who loves that.
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Niri You are a lucky person who loves that.
I take it you don't like your Forenza? I do think I got lucky with my car, because I've seen a lot of cars that were around the same price range as mine, but they were in crappy condition or worse than my Forenza. The only thing that bugs me about my car, is this rattling noise that I hear whenever I drive and/or hit a bump (but it is random). It's coming from the passanger side rear. I haven't been able to figure out what it could be. Maybe it's the jack moving around in the trunk?
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