When replacing my previous car, I was looking for something with a high specification, reliable and spacious. The Liana didn't disappoint.
When I drove into work the following day, I received a few giggly comments about "isn't that the car the Top Gear team race around the track and don't rate very highly?" Well, these comments soon turned to "wow, look at how much space you have in your boot!", and "you have electric windows, air con and a CD player - how much did you pay?" When I told them how reasonably priced it was, they were surprised, as was I.
I have had my Liana for nearly 3 years now and have had no problems with it at all. Yes, it's true, if you want a car to race around Silverstone, then this isn't the car for you. However, if you would like a car that isn't going to break the bank, but is going to give you a spacious, reliable car with luxury extras then look no further.
After their first inital comments, whenever my friends and family decide to go to Ikea they often ask me to drive! Funny that!
Suzuki are better known for their motorbikes than their cars but after having a Suzuki Liana 1.6GLX as a courtesy car last year its pretty fair to say that could well change in the years to come! When I took hold of it, I was basically a bit disappointed because I thought I was going to get a top of the range Rover but after handing it back two weeks later my opinion of the car and the brand had changed markedly. They've just revamped the model in an attempt to try and attract more buyers in the family hatchback market so after my previous good experience I thought I'd go and have a look at one. Extra exterior styling and interior comfort features and a £530 price cut are the main differences of the Liana 1.6 GLX which is in fact Suzuki's top of the range 5-door family hatchback. The price reduction brings the cost down to £10,995 on the road which I can tell you is a hell of a bargain. Already well equipped with dual full size front and rear airbags,air conditioning, latest generation anti-lock brakes incorporating Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, electric windows and mirrors and a radio/CD player amongst its long list of standard features, the specification of the Liana 1.6GLX also now includes: # A new 'pepper pot' style body colured front grille # Body coloured 'tailgate' insert #Front fog lamps #Separate digital clock #Aluminium dashboard and console trim #Variable intermittent windscreen wipe facility #Folding passenger 'grab' handles #Front and rear bumper protection mouldings,and #New interior trim colours. Remember this car only cost £10,995!!! -I dont think you could find another car in this range with that amount of specs as standard. The Liana looks much more radical than the mostly French cars it competes with in the rapidly growing MPV market. Built taller for
convenience, it features a sliding rear seat so you can select your own people/luggage compromise. Longer but lower than Renault Scenic it still manages to feel loftily spacious with proper room in the back for a big adult or two,who will appreciate seats far enough from the ground that you slide into them sideways. Its 102bhp engine makes itself known when pressing on but gives nearly 40mpg in the official combined consumption test (which i can second as about right), not bad at all for such a spacious machine. With a top speed of 106mph and a 0-62mph time of 11.7seconds,there is never any lack of pep, even when the Liana is packed to the roof. And with insurance in group seven and a warranty that stretches three years or 60,000 miles and adds a 12years anti-corrosion guarantee, the Suzuki Liana promises to be an economical car to run. It should, in typical Suzuki fashion,prove just as reliable. I recommend this car to any family looking for a hatchback,it has a lot of things going for it and not a lot wrong with it, undoubtedly it is relatively inexpensive (this is more to do with the unfashionable make rather than the car itself) and is excellent value when put up against other cars in this class. I dont recommend to drivers looking for a performance vehicle or something to show off in as it was designed to be and looks like a family car. 8/10. Thanks for reading, this opinion was one of my first which I have been waiting to put on for months !! =========================================================== WormVision2002