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Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ 5d (2014/14)

Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ 5d (2014/14) - Owner Review

Small size, a relaxing doddle round town.

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Review submitted by
G.J. Shorrock on

Suzuki Alto (09-14)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Owners don't like spending money or particularly enjoy driving.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, because of the poor handling - it lurches when changing direction quickly, or even fairly quickly.

What are you likely to buy next?
Maybe a Swift, three grand more but have confidence inspiring handling.

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 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
No VAT, so cheap.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

1 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Peformance: OK but no real guts (as expected). Noise: Engine fairly quiet, even at 70mph+. Ride: Better than expected, pretty comfy. All let down by the handling,don't change direction suddenly, it doesn't like it. This is where the money's been served. (Good shopping trolley - it handles like one).

What's it like to park?
Very easy.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No but only drove it for two weeks as a loaner. No rattles at all, feels well made apart from cheap looking materials on dash etc.

What's most practical about your car?
Small size, a relaxing doddle round town.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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