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Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d (2006/06)

Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d (2006/06) - Owner Review

NOTHING. It's small, it's light, it's brakes suck (i've had two accidents in this car due to it's pathetically light body and awful brakes).
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Review submitted by
Clare N on

Suzuki Alto (03-05)

Summary

1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That i'm a stupid fool who shouldn't have touched the thing with a barge pole.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
My parents own it now, so they can't hate it as much as I do.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Hell no. It's horrible! It's not a car for an 18 year old.

What are you likely to buy next?
I purchased a Ford Ka.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£4,999

When did you buy the car?
March 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
I work for the place now. They were ok. Helpful, but working behind the scenes you see where it all goes wrong..!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It was cheap and it was my first car. My parents sort of bullied me into it though because of the great price for a brand new car. I hate the thing.

What was the dealer like?
Nice, as i say, i work for them now.

Driving it

1 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Awful. You are crammed into this tiny, tiny space. I'm 5foot tall and i struggle to see completely over the steering wheel because the seats are so low and can't be adjusted. It's so light. The steering is so light it's almost as if the car is driving itself, which is fine - if your 80. The inside of it is tacky and cheap. There is no room for anything. The pedals are awkward too. It's so underpowered. The engine is useless. It makes such a racket going anywhere, and it really struggles on the motorway. I feel like i'm this massive person (which i'm not) rammed into a tiny cardboard box.

What's it like to park?
Fine, i guess.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing.

What's most practical about your car?
NOTHING. It's small, it's light, it's brakes suck (i've had two accidents in this car due to it's pathetically light body and awful brakes).

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
It has no gadgets. It's cheap and horrible.

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