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Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d (2004/04)

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

Its small so fairly easy to fit into parking bays, but this size also works to its disadvantage.

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Alex Burn on

Suzuki Alto (03-05)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It isnt a very good looker thats for sure, so no 'street cred'.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
The words skateboard come to mind. And my grandad has trouble getting in and out of the car. And if any of your friends are made to ride in the back seats chances are they wont be your frind for long due to the leg room they will recieve.

Would you buy this car again and why?
NO! simple as no, too small, not enough power,uncomfatable, only real good point is its MPG consuption although it also has a small petrol tank which doesnt realy help.

What are you likely to buy next?
Possibly a suzuki swift, in fact most things have to be better than this.

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?
January 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?
around 5K brand new? no problems there

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It was bought for me

What was the dealer like?
They messed around at first and tried stalling the sale for some unknown reason.

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
A little noisy especially on the motorway, also to get any decent acceleration you find yourself having to red line the gears or you find yourself coming off the slip road at around 40MPH. Gets boring real quick, cant wait till i get a new car. Also if you are over 6ft tall i doubt you will find a comfortable driving posistion. Im 5ft 11" and i have trouble getting a decent position.

What's it like to park?
Fairly easy due to its size.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nope, nothing yet

What's most practical about your car?
Its small so fairly easy to fit into parking bays, but this size also works to its disadvantage.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Not many gadgets came with this car i guess my speaker system i added by myself

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