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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.
5

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

Summary

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?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£3,500

When did you buy the car?
March 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
Average

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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