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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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13 reader reviews for Suzuki Ignis Hatchback.
  • 1.3 GL 5dr

    david chandler , west dumbartonshire . Date: 30/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We bought this car, a 1.3-litre model, two years ago and the car is a delight for the money.

    Sure, we would all like to cruise around in a BMW X5, but for the cash you can't beat this nippy wee motor. We have given many a so-called more powerfull motor a clean pair of wheels at the lights.

    It's OK, get one and find out.

  • 1.5 Auto 5dr

    Peter Morrison Date: 12/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car new and part-exchanged it 18 months and 21,000 miles later.

    Performance is exceptional for such a small car. Acceleration is dramatic and overtaking is easy. It will cruise all day at 70mph on a motorway. The brakes are superb.

    The Ignis' weak point is its ride, which varies from acceptable on smooth surfaces to appalling on the rough bumpy tracks its high ground clearance suggests it is suited to. Its short wheelbase causes it to fidget. It handles well, although the high driving position means speed can be underestimated.

    The engine is quiet, but there is excessive road noise over rough surfaces.

    I paid £7290 in December 2005 (including metallic paint) which was well below list price. The deal included six months' road tax, a three-year warranty and breakdown cover. I part-exchanged it at the Suzuki dealer I bought it from for £4600 - 37% depreciation over 18 months.

    In the automatic there is plenty of footroom. The speedometer is difficult to see for tall drivers.

    I only made one warranty claim - the rubber windscreen surround came loose after 1000 miles. I didn't use the breakdown cover. The car used no oil, water, brake fluid or any other consumable. It was serviced at 9000 and 18,000 miles and there were no unexpected charges.

    The Ignis is only let down by its suspension, which I understand is a general failing of Suzuki.

  • 1.3 VVT GL 5dr

    colm Fearon Date: 31/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car now for a year. It is fun to drive and very comfortable, and it is cheap to run on pertol, as my last car was very hard to run. I used to own a Ford Fiesta Finesse and it gave me nothing but trouble. Finally I have found a car that I love.

    Well done, Suzuki!

  • 1.3 GL 5dr

    chloe rivers , middlesex . Date: 28/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had this car for about two years and i owe my life to it. I had a really awful crash on the M25 and flipped the poor ignis over and rolled it across the motorway on its roof. Firstly i couldnt beleive i was still alive and secondly, when i went to the pound to get my possesions from the car, i couldnt beleive how well it looked! If you want a cheap, funky, friendly and most importantly safe car, choose the ignis. The little thing is so sturdy, for the scale of the crash i had it looked pretty damn good. this tough car saved my life.

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