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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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105 reader reviews for Suzuki Swift Hatchback.
  • 1.6 Sport 3dr

    Tracey Palmer , Lancashire . Date: 14/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I absolutely love this car, it is fun, looks great and since buying an 08 registered Sport in August I have loved every minute. I was looking at the Mini but the cost really put me off - a test drive in the Swift completely changed my mind - I loved it immediately. I travel a lot on the motorway and understand the points of others on the noise in the cabin, but it is a sport and you should expect a certain level of noise. It is very responsive and great fun, a really good value for money sporty car! As others have pointed out also, people look at you in a Swift Sport because you don't see all that many on the road - a great feeling. Will report again later when it has it's first service - my opinion may change but I sincerely hope not!!!!

  • 1.5 GLX 5dr

    L J Date: 03/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    My car

    Just wanted to 'update' on my Swift's progress. I've had it for almost 9 months now. And the gear box issue has persisted, getting worse in some respects.

    I'd be interested to know if anyone has had the same problems with not being able to 'find' 2nd or any lower gears when changing down at junctions etc...it really undermines what has been a super little car.

    The dealer was to say the least stereotypical about the issue. Claiming the burning smell of the stuck gears was 'a dead fox smeared over the exhaust' unfunny and offensively bizarre as excuses go! I know there is a problem with the gear boxes on these cars - and it appears it can't be fixed either.

  • 1.5 GLX 5dr

    MEL LONGMAN , SOMERSET . Date: 23/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44.6

    My car

    WOW WHAT A CAR!!! COVERED 107,000 MILES IN TWO YEARS FROM NEW WITH VIRTUALLY NO PROBLEMS. ONLY REPLACED ONE REAR WHEEL BEARING AND FRONT DISCS - THE FRONT PADS DID 88,000 BEFORE REPLACEMENT. TOTAL SERVICING COSTS TO DATE INCLUDING TWO SETS OF TYRES £1463.40.

    THE CAR AVERAGES 1200 MILES PER WEEK WITH AVERAGE 44MPG. IT'S A GREAT DRIVE AND HANDLES WELL - FANTASTIC VALUE FOR MONEY.

    GOING TO RUN IT TO 150,000.............

  • 1.6 Sport 3dr

    Michael Wrightson , Cumbria . Date: 19/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After being very happy with a 1.5 Swift, I traded up to the Sport. This is the most fun car I've ever owned, it's like a go-kart, really eager and it just wants you to push it all the time.

    It has the best seats I have ever had the pleasure of sitting in, and it is surprisingly good, if noisy, on long trips. Going slow is not it's thing and at low speed it is hard and bouncy and doesn't want to know. It wants to go fast, it's what it does best!

    Sadly it has had a fair few electrical issues which have shortened my ownership of the car, ABS sensors, ABS controler and Body Control Module faults led me to trade the car in recently. I'll miss it for it's outright fun factor though! It really is an outstanding drive, why buy a Type-R when you can have as much fun for £6k less??

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