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Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d (2004/04)

Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d (2004/04) - Owner Review

Everything you need and nothing you don't.

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Review submitted by
Andrew Spriggs on

Suzuki Alto (03-05)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I don't like nonsense (air con, heated seats, auxiliary summat).

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
My Dad likes it. My friends laugh at me, but I don't care.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. It's a complete no frills vehicles without unnecessary "faff".

What are you likely to buy next?
The same. When we attain socialism, everyone will have one (that's if you don't mind!). It was as near to as I could get in modern times to a Trabant without actually being one.

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?
October 2015

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, made an offer which was accepted.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I needed something very economical and reliable..

What was the dealer like?
Knowledgeable and not too pushy.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very good on the flat, it keeps up with traffic, but somewhat lacking on hills, however the gearing is quite adequate.

What's it like to park?
As easy as parking can get. I had a Fiat 126 once, but this is easier to park somehow.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing at all.

What's most practical about your car?
Everything you need and nothing you don't.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
There aren't any, which is good.

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