I have owned my Swift for a month, so can't really comment on reliability yet, but so far ive been really impressed with it.
Its a really good little car to drive, plenty of power, great gearchange and i personally think the ride quality is good considering its handling ability. It corners like its on rails.
The 1.5 VVT is more than capable of dealing with motorways, although it does get a little noisy when you push on above 4000rpm. MPG doesnt seem to be too bad, i did a 200mile trip on £23 worth of fuel, and i wasn't driving light footed. The only downsides are the clutch and brakes. The clutch has a ridiculously long pedal travel, and bites very suddenly. The brakes meanwhile are very snatchy, seem to be either on or off.
As for the cabin, it has much more space than you'd think. But build quality isn't great, theres nothing wrong with the dials or switches, but its all covered in cheap plastic that rattles.
Overall i'm really happy with my Swift!
Have has the car from new and done 45K in two & half years.Its a good drive around town and on rural roads. I have had 3 electrical faults, turbo failure, leak in the fuel line, fault in key and am about to have the rear forks replaced - all under warrenty. I am also on my forth set of tyres - in short good drive but will fall apart & cost you.
Overall a great little car. But let's start with the bad point. Yes like several other owners, the brakes appear to be a problem. We've owned the car for 2 mths which when we bought it was 1 year old and only done 3,000 miles. Within a week we returned it to the dealer due to noisey and juddery brakes. They were very good (Swift Heathrow) and changed the discs and pads under warranty. However, now a month later and only 500 miles done since their replacement, there is a 'graunching' noise at low speed and at final stop. To the good points. The ride is comfortable, firm but not unconfortably so. Plenty enough of interior room (we downsized from a Zafira!!). Sure the boot space is limited but what do you expect from a Supermini...enough for the weekly family shop! The engine response is great, very nippy, even with passengers in the back. The ride is quiet and smooth on the motorway. Fuel economy is good at around 38mpg based on mainly town driving. The car looks great and is stylish compared to others in its class and there are not that many on the road so it always gets a look! Can't comment on reliability yet but so far so good (except for the brakes). The keyless entry takes a bit to get used to but is a nice extra. Still very pleased with this car, again despite the brakes, excellent value for money and would recommend others to test drive before heading to the Ford (Fiesta) or Vauxhall (Corsa) garage...
Good fun if not a little choppy. 1.5 vvti (toyota) engine doesnt feel any quicker than 1.3. Good looking car, slightly cheap inside. Keyless starter knob thing is just nasty plastic made by fisher price! I like it but not enough to buy one. May have opted for the diesel if it had been slightly cheaper (1.3 ddis engine is a very good Fiat engine by the way!) And, will the name Suzuki Swift ever be credited as being cool?
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I have run this car as a courtesy car for three weeks. Good points are good build quality and solid interior. Seats and driving position are good and…
Ive had this car for one year now and so far has exeeded my expectations. The car is great at overtaking lorries on the motorway and handles very…