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Suzuki Verona



  • rasuprasup Posts: 136
    Hey thats great!!!. Did you win big??. Are tinted windows legit?. What are the rules?. Can you clarify which area are you talking about when you say " air intake under the windshield". Is it the meshed area where water and snow usually drains out?. As suggested I do cut off the air a short while before I reach a place and also have the blower on without the AC. This helps a bit but the smell returns after I use the AC again. Will replacing the cabin air filter help?
  • dkuhajdadkuhajda Posts: 487
    FYI if you notice poor radio reception now, the tint needs removed from the rear window as it is a metallic based tint and the radio antenna is integral in the rear window. Or you can have an external fender mount antenna mounted to the car. There is a service bulletin for this issue, some window tint does not contain the metallic base, some does. It will not be covered under warranty if this is the issue.
  • ccbloome61ccbloome61 Posts: 35
    Yes the air intake is the meshed area, just below wipers. I hope this works for you. The window tint is legal, for my area it has to have 35% visibility from the outside. I don't think your cabin filter is causing the smell, but it might not hurt to change it when you try to flush out the system. (btw the jackpot was 5G)
    Good Luck
  • ccbloome61ccbloome61 Posts: 35
    Yes I have noticed some loss in radio reception. The stations that were really clear before are still good, but any that were borderline are now poor. I listen to c.d 99% of the time, so I think I will just leave things as they are, I can't dream of a fender antenna being on there and since I don't use the radio much It will be O,K.
    Thanks for your reply
  • nace818nace818 Posts: 140
    Did anyone else get free oil changes for as long as you own the car, or is this just my dealer? Anyway I doubt they will put in the synthetic oil for me. Maybe I could just pay them the extra charge. If it gave extra mpg it would be worth it. With my 120 mile round trip commute everyday the miles are adding up fast. 18,000 so far and thank GOD the oil changes are the only thing I have brought it in for. Yes I do love my Verona. By the way, I am addicted to driving fast (I wanted to say speed but I thought you might get the wrong idea) so the synthetic oil may help. I was finally caught a couple of days ago by a trooper doing 89 in a 70. He told me I was lucky because 1 more mph and my fine would have been doubled. It is $172.00 as it is. But with the Verona, it is so smooth and quiet, I didn't realize I was going that fast.And the trooper was so fascinated with my car that he wasn't even really mad. He said this was the first Verona he had stopped and it was a fine looking car. Well I thought I would just share this with everyone.
  • ccbloome61ccbloome61 Posts: 35
    At they have some replacement tail lights and headlights from korea for the Daewoo Magnus. The tail lights are 180.00 set. I am really tempted to order them, they are gorgeous. The head lights and grilles I can do without but those tail lights are just what the Verona needs to add more style to the rear end. If you want to see them just go to and click on verona at the bottom of the page. :shades:
  • ccbloome61ccbloome61 Posts: 35
    After posting my last message I drove the Verona to an Indian Casino in Cherokee, N.C. which is 3 hours from here. The Verona was Soooooo comfortable on the ride there, even more so on the way back with the $5400.00 JACKPOT I won. I was only hoping for enough to cover the cost of the tail lights.
    They should be here in 3 weeks so I will let you know how they look on the Verona.
    My mileage for the trip was 27.5 and it was alot of mountain driving with the air conditioning. :D
  • sschribersschriber Posts: 89
    The local Suzuki Dealer has some 04 Verona LXs with 13-15k miles for $12,900. The full warranty is completely intact. Is this a good deal? Should I worry about prior life as a rental or perhaps a "buy back"?

    No standard sunroof on the LX or I would have already made the leap.
  • rasuprasup Posts: 136
    sschriber, yes the deals look great. But my suggestion is that it would be wise to check the history sheet especially about the maintenance and recall items attended. Questions like ...was the ECM replaced?. Was any sensor replaced?. What kind of oil was used?. Was it changed frequently?. Does it perform well after all the replacements?.
    ccblloom...I washed the car in the air intake area and the smell seems to have subsided. Very good suggestion ccbloom..thanks. I have yet to have a soap/water mix added and wash it. All I did was to use the car wash soap and rinse in that area and that has helped.
    Thank You ccbloom.
  • kctomkctom Posts: 46

    If you need to follow the severe service maintenance and are concerned about the brake fluid, look into synthetic brake fluid. You might be able to flush fluid once and be done with it.

  • ccbloome61ccbloome61 Posts: 35
    Now my fuel gauge is malfunctioning. I filled it up and it went to full. 1 day later it had dropped by 1/8 and 2 days by 1/4 . I knew that was too fast because I had only gone to work and back. When it said 1/2 tank I filled it up again and it only held 4 gallons. Now 1 day later and about 10 miles and it already is down 1/8 of a tank again. Guess I will have to go to dealer when I get the chance.
  • nace818nace818 Posts: 140
    Your fuel guage should be an easy fix. However, I know the hassle of having to leave it at the dealer and find a ride to work and then a ride back to the dealer. It's a pain. But I hope you will post a picture of your car once you get the new tail lights installed. I took a look at them on the other web site. They do look pretty good.
  • ccbloome61ccbloome61 Posts: 35
    The real problem is the dealer is 85 miles away and I can't just take off work, because I am the manager, and no one else is there to do my job. It is really frustrating. The dealer I bought it from was only 30 miles away and only a few months after I bought it Suzuki pulled the franchise from them. I will try to post the pictures when I get the tail lights. I can't wait for them to get here!!
  • nace818nace818 Posts: 140
    I wonder if anyone can help solve a little argument between me and a friend of mine? He says if I use a higher grade of gas, I will get better mileage. I say the mileage will be the same, maybe just burn a little cleaner. Who is right?
  • bartley7bartley7 Posts: 4
    I've had my 05 Verona EX two weeks now and 500 miles later I love it. I find the engine has more than enough power for me and it's breaking in better every day. If I have any problems, I will post them. :)
  • csandstecsandste Posts: 1,866
    octane doesn't measure power, only the tendency/resistance of the engine to knock. Ethanol mixes have higher octane but less energy and get lower mpg.
  • rasuprasup Posts: 136
    Adding premium , as far as I know will not enhance the mileage. The car may run cleaner and have fewer emissions. Some cars need premium only because of the way they are built for emissions. I don't know if premium gasolines are more "pure" in terms of sediments and solids. You may visit leading gasoline web sites to get more info.
    I will be changing to synthetic mobil 1 oil on wed. Verona is running fine, but the gas mileage is not great as I drive in stop and go situations.
  • nace818nace818 Posts: 140
    Thanks for the info on the gas. I didn't think premium would help the mileage. Now I have another question. I got free oil changes for life with the purchase of my Verona, but when I went in last week I noticed after I left that according to the little windshield sticker that they had put in 10W-30 when the manual states that 5W-30 should be used. Should I make them change it again now or can I just go with it for this time and make sure they get it right next time?
  • bartley7bartley7 Posts: 4
    Has anyone had a problem with the window washer pump barely pumping out the fluid ? Thanks.
  • ccbloome61ccbloome61 Posts: 35
    The owners manual clearly states "under no circumstances should 10 w 30 be used". I would make them change it again.
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