2006 Suzuki Forenza Reviews
2006 Suzuki Forenza Reviews and Owner Comments
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I'm the original owner of a 2006 Suzuki Forenza and for the most part I have been pleased with the car, its been dependable, and gets good gas mileage. That is until I started learning all the parts, down to the transmission fluid are "SPECIAL ORDER"... it took me over 7 months to get the new struts for it and then found out there is only 1 dealer left in all of Northern CA (Elk Grove w/one technician) left... that even works on them and its a good half hour drive from where I live!! So, with the inconvenience and extra $$$ just to get the car to a dealership that can work on it... my overall rating for repairs is -000000000 = VERY POOR!!!!!
I've had my Suzuki Forenza for 6 years, and have been disappointed for many of them. There's not been anything more disappointing than working with the Suzuki dealerships - who are blatantly out for money. I've had several cases where I would call when things randomly broke (the seat belt wouldn't plug in, BOTH front car handles broke off, it locked me out and wouldn't stop beeping, it stopped moving, etc.) and their answer was ALWAYS to tow it to them and then charge me ridiculous amounts of money. With the car handles, I called them when it was less than 3 years old and said that this had happened; they kept saying they couldn't find my VIN number and would call me back. They never did. When I finally got in touch with them and they said they COULD find it (a month or two later), the car had JUST passed the 3 year mark and they said "Oh well, that's only part of the 3 year warranty of your 10 year warranty - you'll have to pay out of pocket." (I have not. I have been driving with no car handles for the last 3 years. I got used to digging my fingers in a certain way to get it to open). There is always something going wrong with this thing. I've paid so much every single year to keep it going. I'll never do a Suzuki again.
I just recently bought a 2006 Suzuki Forenza with 78K miles from a dealer ship. The check engine light was on, and they told me to do a drive cycle to get the check engine light to go off. Within two days I drove the car 209.4 miles and the car lost power. I was in a parking lot and had the gas peddle pressed to the floor the car was only going 20mph. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out a automatic goes 20mph with out pressing the gas. I turned the car off and turned it back on and drove it five miles. At five miles I was going 65 mph and the car lost power again. I have had the car to cut off on me as well. This car has spent more time in the shop than I have had it. The dealer ship told me nothing was wrong with the car.. THEY ONLY DROVE IT 11 MILES! I personally took the car back and took it to the shop and the mechanic hooked it up to the computer and five codes where there, all five codes had something to do with the throttle body. They thought it was the sensors. I got the car back drove it again.. I ended up putting 1,400 miles on this car in two weeks before they figured out it was throttle body its self that needed to be replaced. It went from it needed a drive cycle, to nothing was wrong, to sensors to the wiring, to the throttle body. SO what's it going to be next!?! I still haven't got the car back, but i just got off the phone with the dealer ship. I might be a female but I do know a little bit about cars!! I can tell you when there is a problem and when there isn't a problem!! Email address is Ms_pink_bunny@yahoo.com
I am still trying to figure out what is wrong with my car i have put about $700 hundred dollars on tune-ups, sensors etc and the problem still exist, the car stalls or hesitates when crunk and then the poof of smoke comes from the talepipe. What to do, is what i think about everyday.