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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.
  • 1.5 GLX 5dr

    Paul Hamilton , Lanarkshire . Date: 21/12/2005
    • Overall 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

    My car

    Unfortunately needed a new handbrake cable immediately as there was a manufacturing defect on the existing one.

    That aside, it is a very tight handling little car. It rides well and looks smart in Kashmir blue with the alloys.

    Previously owned a Honda Jazz and while the quality is not to that standard it is still well finished inside with a good level of equipment.

    The steering wheel radio control is quite poor in that you cannot move up through your pre-programmed channels but have to go through the channel seek instead.

    Having only done just over 1000 miles so far it has been quite thirsty but hopefully that will change as the engine loosens up.

  • 1.5 GLX 5dr

    Simon Dunford Date: 14/11/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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 for eight months now with no trouble or faults to report.

    The car is very good to drive, and equipment levels are very good for the price. Air-conditioning, keyless entry, fog lights, six airbags, six-speaker quality stereo, storage trays and a good three-year warrenty are all standard on this model.

    The car looks stunning in bright red and is very rare on the roads where I live.

    The car is quick with its 1.5 VVT-i engine and handles really well.

    The suspension I feel is rather too firm, especially on our rough roads and lanes around here. The ride can be quite harsh and bumpy at times.

    The car is due for its first service soon, and the experience I had previously with the local Suzuki dealer was generally good and relatively good value.

    I feel that this car deserves a close look for anyone looking to buy a car in this sector.

  • 1.6 Sport 5dr

    michael forrester Date: 09/10/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Brought a 1.5GLX back in May in metallic grey and I have been overly impressed with the car.

    I was impressed with the dealer for starters who was very helpful and then the car itself, which has features like air-con, alloys and the clever keyless go system.

    Overall the car is a joy to drive and very easy to manovure through town, with the only minus ponits being the limited rear visibility (blame the thick pillars).

    Internally the car has a lot of room for a car of its size and a well design dashboard that is very easy to use, the only fault here i feel is that the ventilation controls are pushed too far into the dash and are quite a stretch, sometimes requiring me to take my eyes off the road, but aside from that, its an excellent car that's cheap to run and looks good.

  • 1.6 Sport 5dr

    Jason Selby Date: 07/10/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's swift!

Suzuki Swift Hatchback

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