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Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d (2005/05)

Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d (2005/05) - Owner Review

£30 a year road tax, can't get more practical than that. Oh and 50 mpg.

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Review submitted by
Neil Gibbons on

Suzuki Alto (03-05)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Small, quaint and practical.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, it's a cheap run around, why not get one again.

What are you likely to buy next?
A crossover due to moving to the countryside. Probably an SX4 as I have grown fond of Suzuki.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
June 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I needed a car that was cheap with low running costs.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It's not the most exciting thing to drive. Lots of body roll and can be quite badly affected by wind. Keep it round town however and it's nippy and easy to navigate traffic in.

What's it like to park?
Easy, it's quite possibly one of the smallest cars around.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The only thing that has gone wrong is an HT lead breaking down causing a misfire.

What's most practical about your car?
£30 a year road tax, can't get more practical than that. Oh and 50 mpg.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
It has most things a more expensive car has. ABS, power steering, only thing it hasn't got is air conditioning.

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