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What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

For It's very cheap

Against It's dull, dated and not very good to drive

Verdict Basic motoring, basic price: cheap and cheerful

Go for… 1.0-litre

Avoid… The GTi

Suzuki Swift Hatchback
  • 1. Rust can be a problem on older cars - look for bubbling under the paintwork
  • 2. Check for evidence of a cracked cylinder head - it will mean a costly repair
  • 3. Look for uneven tyre wear - it's a possible sign of suspension or steering trouble
  • 4. The cabin is sparse and unappealing
  • 5. 1.0-litre engine is the best choice - it's the cheapest to run
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