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Suzuki Swift 1.3 GLS 3d (1996/N)

Suzuki Swift 1.3 GLS 3d (1996/N) - Owner Review

Comfortable, user-friendly in the city - however, on the motorway there is room for improvement. Anything over 60mph is loud and sluggish - RPMs are high, therefore petrol disappears.
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Suzuki Swift (92-03)

Value

2 out of 5

Fairly economical, but overshadowed by constant need of replacement of odd tid-bits!

Costs

4 out of 5

Keep the RPMs down and your pocket wont go skinny! It is a Japanese car after all - can't beat the Japs!

Driving

2 out of 5

Comfortable, user-friendly in the city - however, on the motorway there is room for improvement. Anything over 60mph is loud and sluggish - RPMs are high, therefore petrol disappears.

Performance

4 out of 5

Quite a nippy lil bugger! Not bad for a naturally aspirated 1.3 - gearbox a bit too 'fragile-feeling' when driving like Schumacher, though!

Reliability

5 out of 5

No probs with getting out to work in the morns! Always ready to go :o)

Image

2 out of 5

Not exactly the hottest hatch - go for a GTi model. However, will give the Pugs and Hondas a good run for their money.

Comfort

2 out of 5

Up front is just about average - in the rear it is quite cramped - according to my passengers :o) ...I wouldn't know.

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Security

3 out of 5

Central locking, keyless entry. Serves average peace of mind.

Service

1 out of 5

Lea Bridge Suzuki in East London really and truly do suck! They have one aim in life and it is to rip you off! Dear Mr Suzuki, they are giving your company a very bad name - horrible customer service.

Problems

Bodywork
No bodywork probs at all - as long as it is cared for it will survive.

Engine
Umm... none that I can think of.

Gearbox
Gearbox is WEAK! My second gear grinds every time! Annoying!

Other
Both windows need to be re-aligned as they simply pop off their rollers and drop into door.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No