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Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d (2005/05)

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

Replacing parts is very straightforward and most parts are very cheap (except for main dealer parts).

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Leigh Brooks on

Suzuki Alto (03-05)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It says that I don't really care how nice my car looks, as long as it gets from A to B cheaply I'm perfectly happy.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
It's not exactly the nicest car to look at/be in, so friends aren't exactly that keen on it, but then I just think the more they laugh the more I'm saving on tax/insurance/fuel!

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably not this model; I would go for the 09+ Alto/Pixo as it has free road tax and looks a lot nicer. Not to say this is a bad car though.

What are you likely to buy next?
Probably the 09+ Alto.

Buying experience

4 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?
August 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Very low mileage and in excellent condition when purchased; happy with the amount paid.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It drives surprisingly well, actually. I am able to keep up with the outside lane motorway traffic with relative ease (although it is a bit noisy sometimes), and driving around town is super easy. Hills are a bit of a problem, however, but on the flat it's perfectly fine.

What's it like to park?
It's super easy to park! I can fit it in just about anywhere with no issues whatsoever.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Sadly, recently the exhaust pipe developed a large hole which required replacing and the mani-cat went as well, both of which which cost a fair amount to replace. Aside from that, however, the only issues have been general wear and tear.

What's most practical about your car?
Replacing parts is very straightforward and most parts are very cheap (except for main dealer parts).

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
It doesn't have any! Not that I mind at all!

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