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Old 01-20-2007, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Still shopping around, checking things out and I noticed these unfortunate change between 2006 and 2007:



While the MP3 player is cool and a must these days, you lose the alloy wheels and get steel wheels with covers - and you lose the fog lamps. Lose ABS too...

I didn't realize this until now because the stock photography at Suzuki.com still shows the alloy wheels and fog lights...
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On the other hand, I may try instead to locate a 2006 model white Forenza Wagon, see if I can get one transferred to my dealer. You can't even order ABS anymore unless you get a base wagon and I'm not going without cruise control or remote doors (and don't want rattling door panels after a botched aftermarket job).
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no ABS? Wow, somethings weird
Edit:Optional Equipment:
4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission
4-wheel antilock brake system (ABS) with EBD (Base Model Only)

Hot damn, thats weird
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i have no ABS... is that only on the wagon?
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I saw a white 05 wagon on the freeway the other day, with very dark tint (AZ style) -- and it looked really good. I think that the white and black (like mine) are the best colors.

As far as the ABS, I wouldn't sweat it. The 4-wheel discs really do grab when they need to. I've had to make some panic stops on the freeway (rush hour commuting = 0-70-0), and I have never locked them up. The brakes are good enough without ABS that I wouldn't sacrifice other amenities just to upgrade them.
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As far as the ABS, I wouldn't sweat it. The 4-wheel discs really do grab when they need to. I've had to make some panic stops on the freeway (rush hour commuting = 0-70-0), and I have never locked them up. The brakes are good enough without ABS that I wouldn't sacrifice other amenities just to upgrade them.
I have locked up the brakes. But with the 4 wheel disk brakes and with safe driving and not constaintly breaking hard you don't need ABS.
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That is good to know. I was thinking of my old Dodge Dakota with drum rears and that thing was a nightmare in a panic stop.
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The Dodge Dakota was also a truck, with NO weight in the rear to keep the tires down in a stop (compared to tire size). All trucks are like that. Disks help, but the fact that now you have more then empty air and a metal tub to weigh it down helps also
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i have locked up my wheels twice once on accident and once on purpose in wild rivers empty parkinglot (off-season for water parks)
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lol
I have locked them twice also. Alittle fast for the approching drive way. I have also noticed more powder on the driver rear being left. I might look into a brake system check soon
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