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Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d Auto (2005/05)

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

Small size for parking, and surprisingly good off-road.

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Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d Auto (2005/05)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Economical and cheerful.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They like it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would buy a slightly bigger model, because it doesn't get enough respect on the road from certain idiot drivers. If it weren't for them, I would buy it again every time.

What are you likely to buy next?
Not sure yet.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
March 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
To commute and visit clients.

What was the dealer like?
Friendly, fair, not pushy.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
With power steering and an auto box it drives like a tiny luxury car - quite relaxing and fun.

What's it like to park?
Very good, going into the spaces other motorists leave behind. It could do with a parking sensor though.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Considering it is now 9 years old, it is doing fine. Nothing major has gone wrong, and usually it only needs maintenance. There are a few (but only a few) poorly designed parts, such as the handbrake cable which corrodes, and the rear brakes which stick.

What's most practical about your car?
Small size for parking, and surprisingly good off-road.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
It doesn't really have gdgets. In India it is called the Maruti Zen - "zen" means simplicity.

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