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Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d (2005/05)

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


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Review submitted by
Scott Webber on

Suzuki Alto (03-05)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That I couldn't afford a decent car.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
I've lost count of the nicknames friends have given it, such as "the Micro Machine".

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, It's simply not good enough for anything unless you rarely leave a 30 zone.

What are you likely to buy next?
Ford Fiesta or Alfa MiTo.

Buying experience

3 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?
December 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
First car, wanted something cheap and affordable. Note: It's actaully an 06 but I can't select that here for some reason.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Not as bad as some would have you think. It's not great by any means, but if you keep it on city roads you can't have many complaints. Motorways and Dual Carriageways are where it struggles. Going beyond 40mph feels like a chore for it. Motorway speeds are a nightmare. It constantly wants to weave around and you'll always correcting it.

What's it like to park?
Easy, as you'd expect from a small car.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Apart from the drivers side mirror being smashed off (twice), nothing major.

What's most practical about your car?

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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