Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Suzuki Swift Sport hatchback?
Check the rear bumper for any signs of parking damage because the Sport doesn’t come with parking sensors. You do get a colour reversing camera, but this gets covered in dirt quite easily which may obscure the view somewhat.
Make sure the brakes don’t judder when you try them on a test drive, otherwise you’ll need to budget for new ones.
The alloy wheels are diamond cut and, if they have suffered kerb damage, could cost you more to fix than regular painted alternatives.
Make sure the clutch engages as it should and doesn’t slip under hard acceleration. You can also access the condition of it by trying to pull away from a stop in a high gear: if the car stalls, then the clutch still has plenty of life left in it.
What are the most common problems with a used Suzuki Swift Sport hatchback?
This particular Suzuki Swift Sport is still quite a recent addition to the range and has yet to throw up any major reliability issues so far.
The fuel tank is rather small at 37-litres which means that the range of the Swift is around 300 miles, which is not ideal for big trips.
Suzuki as a brand finished in a magnificent third place out of 31 manufactuers in our most recent reliability survey. The regular Swift did well but it was an impressive performance from its siblings that boosted the firm's score, with the Celerio winning the city and small car class and the Vitara finishing third in the family SUV category.
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