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Suzuki Verona

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  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    More then likely the missing features like the dimmer switch controlled dome light and auto fold-in mirror button are available only in other markets. Look to see if these features are mentioned in the manual as "if equipped".
  • hschehsche Posts: 9
    Rasup and Veronaowner;

    I am located on the east coast. I don't think my salesperson was very knowledgeable, the dealer had only sold 5 verona's before mine. I also went in on the 26th and the dealership was empty save this one salesperson. I had pre-researched the vehicle through this message board and others and found that i could get the most for my money here. I really love it. Actually drove it at night for the first time last night. Love the luminescent? dash.

    I contacted suzuki customer service regarding the power fold away mirrors and interior lights, but they weren't much help. they speculated that maybe the power fold away mirrors are available in other countries. she was not sure though. suggested i call back after the holidays.

    I did not know about the whiplash headrests mentioned by rctennis3811. Is this right?
    happy holidays to all and safe driving.
  • HELLO FELLOW VERONA OWNERS. AS I MENTIONED IN AN EARLIER POST, I AM VERY GLAD THAT I CHOSE THE VERONA OVER THE MALIBU.. I HAVE AN EX WITH 351 MILES ON IT AND I ONLY GET COMPLIMENTS ON THE LOOKS AND DRIVE OF THIS CAR. IT LOOKS SHARP IN BLACK, AND PEOPLE MISTAKE THE FRONT FOR A JAG SOMETIMES. THE ONLY DOWNFALL IS THAT I COULDN'T GET ONE WITH TRACTION CONTROL.MY DEALER LOOKED ALL OVER LONG ISLAND, AND NONE WERE TO BE FOUND.LOVED TRACTION CONTROL IN MY SATURN L200. DO ANY OF YOU HAVE TRACTION CONTROL.OTHERWISE...OH WHAT A CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • rasuprasup Posts: 136
    Congratulations on your new purchase of Verona. Did you test drive the Malibu 2004?. How does the Verona feel as compared to the Saturn L200?. As far as fold away mirrors and dome light , are these important?. Can anyone tell us the benefit of these features?. I agree with hsche that any ambiguity between the user manual and whats sold should be explained by the dealer.
    What kind of wax is best for Dark colors..I have a monarch blue Verona. Can anyforum member give opinion on the Cargo Net and Liners sold as accessories for the Verona?. Are they useful?. has anyone used them?. Where do you get them online at reasonable rates?

    Happy New Year to all.
  • lngtonge18lngtonge18 Posts: 2,228
    I've found that cargo nets are very useful. They keep coke boxes and like sized boxes from sliding around and annoying you with the thumps and bangs. They keep tender items from being squashed or broken. They also provide another surprise use: if you are by yourself or with someone who refuses to hold a takeout box of food (or simply don't want to risk spilling it in your new interior), you can place it in the cargo net and it will hold it upright and keep it from being tipped over. For $25 or so, it's a must have accessory and I make sure I get one for each new car I buy.

    As for discount pricing, you can look online for a discount dealer. I found one that sells accessories for my 03 Diamante for considerably less then my local dealer (example: dealer wanted $156 for a set of mudguards, the website only wanted $80, and I got the cargo net for $17 instead of $25). Just do a search for Suzuki accessories. To be honest though, it's hard to find parts for Suzukis and with the Verona being so new, you may run into even more problems. But its worth a try to save some money.
  • NEVER TEST DROVE THE MALIBU,BUT AT 25,700 I THOUGHT IT WAS OVER PRICED AND I HAVE THE SAME OPTIONS EXCEPT ENGINE IN THE VERONA. THE SATURN L200 WAS A GREAT CAR, AND I CONSIDERED LEASING A NEW ONE,BUT LOVED THE VERONA. FOLD AWAY MIRRORS AND DOME LIGHT ARE NOT IMPORTANT...LOVE THE BLACK COLOR!!!!
  • rasuprasup Posts: 136
    Thanks Ingtonge18 for the valuable info. Do you know any web sites for the same?. I went online and found no site as economical as the manuf. site.
    Rctennis did you have a test drive?. What were your experiences?.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Hey carrino? Why don't you take your caps lock off. Your messages will be much easier to read. I'm sure this is not what you meant, but most times all caps is interpreted as shouting.

    :-)
  • Sadly, I didn't have a test drive today when I took the XL7 for service. I got too caught up talking to one of the upper sales guys. He said he knew nothing of the upcoming Reno, I had to fill him in. He did tell me that Suzuki did stop the Vitara V6 production this month as it will be discontinued for 05. In the third and fourth quarter of 2004, Suzuki will introduce a 5-door "coupe" (actually a crossover, and he didn't know why Suzuki said coupe) and another model that I forgot about. Eventually (he didn't know when), the Grand Vitara will be discontinued, the XL7 will be restyled or redesigned keeping the same name..but will take the place as the smallest SUV replacing the GV, and a new TrailBlazer-sidez SUV will arrive. Also, Suzuki e-mailed them that there will be an upcoming 2-door coupe. Sorry to get off topic, but it's just some information people might like. :)

    Back to the Verona:
    I liked the overall feel when I started the ignition in the showroom. The stereo is great for the price, and the seats are comfortable. Love the dashboard and the wood seems very upscale..even Lexuslike. Overall, I'd want anyone to buy a new Verona!!
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    you actually dont have all the same options as the Malibu, which offers the remote starter, the traction control you spoke of... and the side curtains you can't even get on a Verona. Plus the whole power/handling/economy... but thats a different story.

    I just feel its unwarranted for you to claim "Glad I didnt buy the Malibu", meanwhile, you have no real world experience with its virtues or detriments. I could say the same "Glad I didnt go with the BMW 7-series, 70K just seemed overpriced....." where certainly, the 7 series is better than any car my family owns....

    Just food for thought.

    ~alpha
  • sorry is this better.
  • Well i did get a remote start put in,and you are right that because i did not drive the malibu i should not knock it.By the way..the verona is cheaper to insure than the malibu, and i did have 2 deals in place for the malibu, but cancelled them when i saw the verona..Happy New Year!!!!!
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    much easier to read, thanks! :-)
  • eus777eus777 Posts: 11
    Where did you get your remote starter and was it expensive to buy and have installed on your Verona? I have one now on my 2000 Maxima and I love it. It's nice to get into a toasty car on a ccccold winter day. However, it was not cheap..around $300. + as I recall and installation was free as a condition of my lease.
    No one else has answered my question about high octane gas giving better acceleration. Has anyone else tried this and if so with what results? This is the ONLY thing holding me back from purchasing....
  • tekrektekrek Posts: 18
    Hey Guys. I just got a deal for a 2004 Suzuki Verona EX Titanium for $3000.00 of list in an end of the year deal. Check with your local dealers for similar savings. This was advertised price reduction. The time is right for Suzuki to break some sales records.
  • rasuprasup Posts: 136
    Eus..I am tempted by a remote starter,however a word of caution. Compatibility to the Car is very important. My friend installed it on his Ford taurus ..guess what? It slowly ruined its electrical and sensor system. I have a feeling that tampering with the electricals is risky unless its done by a company waranteed dealer.Carrino..Hows the remote starter doing? Was it guaranteed by the dealer?. You might also read the conditions of warantee for electricals in the Verona Manual.Does it say any tampering would nullify the guarantee?.
    Eus777..If you read the user manual for fuel guidelines it suggests min OCT 87 or Higher. I did my first highway trip ( I drive mostly in the city). I have Oct 93 and the Verona performed marvelously. I did 0-60 in much less than 9 secs (as some of these comparision reports suggest).The Car was well balanced and dint wobble, vibrate or make any sound. Wind noise was minimal. The Car trans did adapt on the way and got smoother as the ride got on. The steering held in place. I got to 70 mph and the ride was smooth. Rather than surges of power, I felt a constant availability of power as and when needed.
    Keep adding your comments forum members.
  • rasuprasup Posts: 136
    the word "dint" before wobble should be Did'nt.
    Thanks
    rasup
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Lots of folks miss the fact that we are able to edit our message for a time period of about 30 minutes after it is posted. During that time, you'll see a blue Edit button next to the timestamp of your message (between the Bookmark and Delete buttons).
  • hschehsche Posts: 9
    Hello all. i have noticed some strange things with my keyless entry. Wanted to see if everybody else had similar experience or mine is just not set correctly.

    I get one chirp on locking.
    I get no chirp on unlocking.
    I get two chirps when unlocking the trunk.

    The interior dome light goes on when I lock the doors.
    The interior dome light does not go on when I unlock the doors. (this should really be reversed as I would rather have the dome light go on when I am getting into the car or trying to locate my car).

    Also, as to the auto shutoff of the headlights. I tried this yesterday and the regular headlights went off, but the parking lights remained on. Does anybody know if the parking lights will go off on their own after some amount of time?

    Still love the car though.
  • rasuprasup Posts: 136
    The exact sequence occurs in my Verona too. I dont know if you can set it any other way. I guess we need to look in the manual. About the dome light, I agree with hsche. I find no problem with the keyless.
    The car is now really smooth after 450 miles.
    Happy New Year!!!!!
  • The exact sequence happens with the keyless entry on my EX. I have my dome light switch in the middle position. -- page 3.11 of the owners manual -- The head lights and parking lights do the same as hsche states. I will try it later and monitor it to see if it is on a time period. The only reference, I find, to the head light operation starts on page 3-8 owners manual.
      
    Has everyone read on page 5-9 where it says
    "DO NOT USE SAE 10W-30 or SAE 10W-40 UNDER ANY CONDITIONS." SAE 5W-30 is the only viscosity grade recommended for the car. I think I will use only the dealer for the oil changes.
     
    I found a Suzuke ball cap at the dealer and purchased one, it has the big "S" on the front. The dealer is the only place I have found them.
  • aristotlearistotle Posts: 123
    Hi all,
           I see that the Verona has an inline 6 engine. What differences can one expect between an inline 6 and a V6 engine in terms of performance? What considerations would dictate a need for an inline 6 versus a V6?

    Also, is there a plan for a more powerful engine in a future model year for this car? A more powerful and fuel-efficient engine can do a world of good for this fine looking ( inside and outside ) car, in my opinion.

    Why can't GM put a 3.0 or 3.3 liter V6 engine on this car? They already have other sedans with such engines. Would the 3.5 Chevy Malibu ( 2004 ) do the trick? I am no expert. I don't know how the engine will perform when mated to the current Verona transmission.

    Just a thought.
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    I6 tends to be smoother than the traditional V6, but it is longer making the hood and overall front of the car longer. When an I6 is horizontally-opposed, it shortens the front of the car and widens the car overall. I6, with the same displacement of a V6, can perform just as well. If GMDAT increases the 2.5 to at least 3.0, then more people would probably be driving Veronas.
  • Has anyone checked the auto lock sequence? If
    one locks the car with the remote and then unlocks with the remote, but does not open a door within 30 sec, it will auto lock. I did check this today.
    GPM I filled up today with only 7 gal and I got 17.3 MPG, but still have less than 1000 miles on the car. I have a habit of filling up an auto when it get down to 1/2 full/empty depending how one looks at it.
  • Six cylinder inline engines lack the rotating couple balance problems of 60-degree V-6 engines. Most V-6 makers simply blot out the vibration with soft engine mounts and low mass reciprocating parts. A few engines such as the 4.0 liter V6 used in some Ford 4 wheel drive pickup trucks have an additional counterrotating balance weight. The same weight applied to a 90-degree V6 does not eliminate all imbalance.

    I wonder how much Suzuki/General Motors will be able to increase Verona engine displacement. It has already been increased 25 percent from the original 2 liter design. The bore centers look close together on the Suzuki engine picture used in their advertising, and the stoke is long compared to the bore. A nice alternative would be a turbocharger coupled with a five speed transmission. Routine development with the present engine might squeeze out another 15-30 horsepower.
  • carrinocarrino Posts: 39
    Welcome 2004!!!.I had my remote start installed by the dealer, and i had one installed on my wifes xl-7 at the same time. They are both alarm and start installed by the same company the dealer uses. No problems at all.I will be checking my keyless entry to see if it responds as everyone elses does.
  • mopar67mopar67 Posts: 728
    and durability, I am not so sure that putting one in the zuke would be a good idea.
  • rasuprasup Posts: 136
    How's the remote working?. Did you check the warantee specs for electricals ...if its valid if you install the remote starter?. How much did it cost you? What make is it?. Did your Verona dealer recommend it?. Do give us the details as if its efficient its helpful for the winter.
    Another general question. Has anyone used small gadgets from Verona or other Car's lighter or 12 V sockets?. Do these devices really drain the battery?. Do they affect the electrical system in the long run?. Do comment members!!!
    The post by marvinlee about the inline made interesting reading. Here is a web site for fundamental information on V6 and inlines:
    http://www.howstuffworks.com/question366.htm
  • carrinocarrino Posts: 39
    The remote start brand is valet, and is the one that the dealer installs in the vehicles.I will check the warranty specs, but i don't think that since it was installed by the dealer, i will have any problems with that. I think it was around $500.00, and is a great thing to have. Now i don't have to go outside and start my wife's car.
  • Happy New Year to all. A while back I reported on the forum that my "Check Engine Light" came on. I filled up with 93 octane and was waiting for a dealer appointment. Two weeks and about 200 miles later it went off. No problems since. Mystery to me? I gotta say, I've used 93, 89 and 87 octane and I'm hard pressed to say I can feel any appreciable difference in performance.

    I do love the car. It's running great. Just got back from a six day road trip from San Diego to San Francisco and back, through the fog, rain and sunshine twisting through and over roads along the coast. The car performed flawlessly. Visibility is great for sight seeing. My only minor complaint is that the driver's side of the car seems to be colder than the passenger side (like a slight draft somewhere) making it hard to keep front occupants both comfortable. Thanks to all who post. Keep the info coming.
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