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Used Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1992 - 2003 review

(1992 - 2003)
Suzuki Swift Hatchback (92 - 03)
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What used Suzuki Swift hatchback will I get for my budget?

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

There's only one reason that you'd ever consider buying a Swift, and that's because it's cheap. It was one of the cheapest cars on the market when it was new, and thanks to unspectacular resale values, used examples cost next to nothing, especially the older ones.

Running costs are pretty good, too. The 1.0 will return a respectable average of 48.7mpg, while the 1.3 will manage 45.6mpg. The GTi, though, can only muster a comparatively weak 39.2mpg. Insurance costs aren't so impressive. Despite only having a 1.0-litre engine, the entry-level car sits in group 3 for insurance. The 1.3 commands a group 6 premium, while the GTi will cost you much more to cover, being in group 11.

Servicing costs will also hurt your wallet, because the Swift will need routine maintenance every 6000 miles.