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Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ 5d (2014/14)

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

Free tax, 65+mpg, low insurance, quite comfy!
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Review submitted by
Geoff Watkins on

Suzuki Alto (09-14)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Don't care.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They like it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Definitely!

What are you likely to buy next?
Probably the same. It's well made, very cheap to run and good to drive.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£5,495

When did you buy the car?
July 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
I paid the going franchised dealer price. Cheap anyway for a decent enough little car.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It was cheap and what I wanted.

What was the dealer like?
Not too flexible on extras or discounts (unsurprisingly).

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
A lot nippier than a mere sub 1000cc would lead you to believe. The ride is firm, but pliant. You don't get much roll, but the worst of the bumps don't get through. It's very smooth and quiet when you waft about, not much engine, road or wind noise at any speed. If you put you're foot down through the gears, you get a nice soft growl (it sounds like a small Porsche 911). The acceleration in second is quite surprising at times. The engine is pretty flexible in every gear.

What's it like to park?
Easy!

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Wiper cycle was not working properly when I picked the car up. Sorted very quickly. No charge.

What's most practical about your car?
Free tax, 65+mpg, low insurance, quite comfy!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
What gadgets?

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