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Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d (2003/53)

Suzuki Alto 1.1 GL 5d (2003/53) - Owner Review

Economical to drive and the car tax has been decreasing steadily each year since I had it - as it is low emmission. Have used it like a van at times! Rear seats fold down can get 4 drawer filing cabinet, 6ft door or a washing machine in there.
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Review submitted by
Catherine Woodruff on

Suzuki Alto (03-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Hmmm probably a bit frugal, but I like to call it ecocool!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Small but gets us from A-B.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably not, new Suzuki Alto looks cuter but there are other cheaper superminis on the market nowadays.

What are you likely to buy next?
Fiat 500, Panda or Citroen C1.

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?
£5,200

When did you buy the car?
September 2003

Did you get a good deal and why?
I got the GLS with metalic paint for £200 more.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
The on the road price, good mileage figures and warranty.

What was the dealer like?
Fine not too pushy.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Easy, not great on motorways but I manage.

What's it like to park?
Easy - good visibility, can turn it on a sixpence piece.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Needed a new clutch at 50,000 miles. Had a few carburretor problems.

What's most practical about your car?
Economical to drive and the car tax has been decreasing steadily each year since I had it - as it is low emmission. Have used it like a van at times! Rear seats fold down can get 4 drawer filing cabinet, 6ft door or a washing machine in there.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Not many gadgets! Came with CD player and central locking.

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