Are you confused whether to buy Suzuki Liana or not? I was also in the same situation when I was planning to buy Suzuki Liana back in 2010. So i decided to write this article for reader before they google for “Suzuki Liana for Sale”. Here is the Suzuki Liana review for buying. I’ve already shared my buying experience in one of my previous posts. This article is based on my own personal experience and honest opinion, yet anyone may disagree with me.
Mixed reviews on Suzuki Liana confuse the interested buyers whether go for it or not. Some questions keep bothering them for decision making. I, therefore, decided to list down some tips and tricks which will help buyers in making the right decision. Please remember these tips are primarily for those who are planning to buy a used Liana. I’ll not get into general discussion for buying a used car, instead shall stick to Liana only. Tips are as follows:-
Purpose of buying Suzuki Liana
Firstly be very clear about your purpose of buying Suzuki Liana? Is it for personal use or for business purposes? If you are planning for business then rest assured Suzuki Liana is not the car for you. Not at least in Pakistani market.
It is you who have to decide whether you want a comfortable drive or a resale value. If you want comfortable drive, go for Liana else buy Mehran or Cultus. Drive of Suzuki Liana is way more comfortable and smooth in comparison to other cars of same price range.
Market value and Resale options
No doubt the resale of Suzuki Liana resale is not very quick in Pakistan. One can’t sell Suzuki Liana in a day. I, however, believe in 5% formula, let me explain you what this formula is…. for example, lets assume, an average market price of a used Suzuki Liana is Rs.700k, 5% of it makes Rs.35k. So in my opinion as a personal car user, while buying any of the car that suits your needs in all respects other than the price, then there is no harm in buying even 5% expensive (ie Rs.735k). Similarly, if you want to sell it fast, there is no harm in lowering your demand by 5% (Rs.665k). This 5% formula makes the sale purchase quick and is generally applicable to out-of-market cars.
Most critical thing to see while buying Suzuki Liana
Though equally true for all newer cars and Suzuki Liana, never buy a car with tempered engine/sensors wiring. Most modern cars are Electronically controlled through various sensors and Electronic Control Units (ECU). Hence, tempered wiring becomes the prime reason for modern cars’ erratic performance.
Suzuki Liana Maintenance cost
Talking of the maintenance cost of Liana. In my seven years of experience till date, I’ve not observed any extraordinary maintenance requirement or expenses. Like all other cars, one can conveniently find a reasonable mechanic for Suzuki Liana to work on body and suspension. But yes for engine work, especially the Electronic components, one should only go to a qualified technician with good repute. Alhumdulillah, during all these times I never needed any extensive engine maintenance. Only the routine oil, filter changes and was good to go.
Suzuki Liana Engine (M13a, M16a)
It would be encouraging for the readers to know that Liana’s engine maintenance is not an issue anymore. Because Suzuki company has installed same engine (M13a) in Suzuki Jimny Jeep and in new Suzuki Swift model. This clearly shows that Suzuki Liana’s engine is outstanding in performance and fuel economy that’s why same engine has been selected for newer models. Moreover, due to variety of cars with same engine, now there are lots of trained engine mechanics available in the market for Liana.
Suzuki Liana Spares prices & Availability
The spare parts of all newer cars, or i must say “electronic-intense” cars, are relatively expensive. The problem arises when we start comparing prices of Liana spares with Mehran, Cultus or Margalla etc.
If we talk of Liana parts prices, yes the ‘Genuine’ spares are relatively expensive. But then these genuine parts also last long and are more reliable. A work around solution, which I follow is that I buy spares of China brands (with warranty) from open market. These branded spares are easily available in market and I’ve personally experienced them to be equally good in performance, yet are much cheaper than the Genuine ones. Dear readers, rest assured your Liana will not stay in a workshop for non-availability of spares, all spares in multiple varieties are readily available in market, so don’t worry about availability, yes! the quality choice is yours as per your pocket size.
Suzuki Liana Fuel Consumption
Fuel consumption of Liana is quite good and is equally comparable with Honda City of same year. Good engine performance is one of the prime reasons for selecting the same engine in latest Suzuki Swift model by the company. As per my experience Liana is not at all heavy on pocket as far as the fuel consumption is concerned. Actually fuel consumption depends on lots of factors such as, engine condition, tuning, quality of fuel, driving environment, driving style (accelerator pressing) etc etc. Just to share my personal experience, my Suzuki Liana LXI 2006 with approx 100,000 kms on the clock, gives me approx 10-12 km/ltr within the city with Air Cond ON all the time.
Suzuki Liana Factory-Fitted CNG (Landi-Renzo Omegas)
Regarding factory fitted CNG (Landi Renzo Omegas), I have observed number of dissatisfied users, but I humbly don’t agree with them. Factory fitted CNG is a state-of-the-art electronically controlled technology. I’ve had an excellent experience with factory fitted CNG. Especially if tuned well, one can hardly make out if the car is on petrol or CNG. The Gas electronic control is programmed in a way that it gives equal performance on CNG and petrol at a specific setting. There could be multiple reasons of bad CNG performance. In my opinion primary reason could be the tempered wiring. But as far as the Kit itself is concerned, it is excellent.
And lastly “DON’T BE AFRAID” and go for Suzuki Liana, you’ll enjoy its drive, in-sha-Allah.
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