Used Suzuki Alto Hatchback 1997 - 2006 review

Category: Small car

Section: Ownership cost

Suzuki Alto Hatchback (97 - 06)
  • Suzuki Alto Hatchback (97 - 06)
  • Suzuki Alto Hatchback (97 - 06)

Ownership cost

What used Suzuki Alto hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Suzuki Alto hatchback?

A bargain is only a bargain if the car suits your purposes, so think carefully about how you'll use your car to make sure you're not buying into a false economy.

At least you'll pay a pittance to fuel your car. The 1.0-litre engine will return an average of 49.6mpg, and the later 1.1 does even better: an average yield of 57.6mpg, which is impressive for a petrol-powered car. If you're after cheap insurance bills, you'll be much better off going for the 1.0-litre, which qualifies for a group 3 classification. The 1.1, which isn't much more powerful, commands a high group 5 premium. Servicing costs will also prove quite costly, not least because the 1.0-litre needs routine maintenance every 6000 miles. The 1.1 is lightly better, with 9000-mile intervals.