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Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ2 5d (2009/09)

Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ2 5d (2009/09) - Owner Review

Folding rear seats for bigger boot.

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Review submitted by
Ian Pinkney on

Suzuki Alto (09-14)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It probably say I'm tight due to the low running cost. And as for the colour...

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
I haven't had a bad word said about it yet and they're not just being polite. They are not sure about the pink (metallic rose) colour though. My model is not the LHD in the picture.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I'd probably go for a bigger model but I would recommend this car to others.

What are you likely to buy next?
I may go for the Swift but that may depend on how this behaves over the next 3 years.

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?
June 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
I got a good deal due to the scrappage scheme.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Value, low price, scrappage, low running cost.

What was the dealer like?
Prompt, helpful, courteous.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Around town is a hoot as it is nippy, small and easy to park. Inclines force me to use gears more as the 3-pot, 996cc engine seems a little gutless on the hills & it doesn't like driving at low revs be it on the flat or otherwise. On a recent 200+ mile drive using mostly 3rd & 4th gears on twisty 'a' roads, it still returned an impressive 56mpg. Very comfortable to drive too, I'm impressed.

What's it like to park?
With it's 11'5" length and 5'2" width plus excellent power steering, parking could be great if it weren't for the thick pillars (a small drawback).

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No problems as yet

What's most practical about your car?
Folding rear seats for bigger boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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