we have this car since four years and we have never had a problem with it. It is not cool and not particularly comfortable but it wins on praticality. All press revues seem to say this car is suited to the city. I would disagree. It is uch better out of town where the ride evens out. In town one tends to bounce around like a kangaroo. The space is incredible.It's like a tardis. The high driving position gives the impression of being in a much larger car and despite it's short length it is actually possible to carry quite long objects.I'm 6ft 1in and ha
I've owned mine for 2 and a half years and don't know why WhatCar knock this little car. It represents fantastic value for money.
1.3l VVT engine is lively if lacking in torque for hilly Derbyshire roads. A bit like a 2 stroke but lots of fun. Handling is slightly odd (rear shows up the no independant suspension when pushed hard) but hustles through corners no problem. I own a Honda Fireblade and live at the foot of the Snake Pass. If I have no issues with handling and power, then neither will you.
Cabin is basic but a perfectly acceptable place to be. Trim is cheap but solid. But remember the price. Cheap and cheerful. Oodles of space and covered by a 12 year body warranty
Service costs for the 18,000 mile service are a bit steep. Buy the workshop manual and do it yourself.
First of all it isn’t pretty to look at. You will wake up every morning, look through the window and ask yourself why oh why?.. You will find yourself compelled to wear heavy disguises whilst out and about in this little tin can. And when you do dare step out don’t expect a thrilling drive. It feels as basic as it looks. On the plus side I'd have to say the 1.3 engine pulls well and returns good MPG. And I suppose there is a certain level of satisfaction knowing you have an economical, cheap and reliable little car. But if these are the things that rock your boat, I suggest you try a bicycle.
In short, if you want zero creditability, zero comfort and you only desire a small sense of satisfaction now and then …then yes this is the car for you. But I do warn you now, if you have teenage kids, they will hate you for buying one of these.
If you have already made the mistake of purchasing this car, please please please do you make the 2nd mistake of taking the car back to Suzuki for any kind of work. They will not know what to do with it!
My wife owns a 1.3 petrol engine with 94 horsepower.
Its quite economical about 46 mpg and very nippy. With 94 horsepower it excelerates well. I have just traded my new Suzuki Swift in because I was disapointed with the 4th and 5th gears. No power, slowed down on hills.
I bought the Wagon Diesel with a 1248cc Engine, 70 horsepower and 170 Nm tourque. Get about 55 mpg out of it and with the higher tourque it rearly pulls up hills. Even with the small diesel engine you can feel the surge of power when you put your foot down even in 5th gear. Lots of room inside and quite a nice ride.
Pity their taking it off the European market, I know that quite a few Suzuki dealers in Germany where we live are not very happy with this decision.
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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…