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Suzuki Swift 1.0 GLS 3d (1998/R)

Suzuki Swift 1.0 GLS 3d (1998/R) - Owner Review

General performance is adequate, although at times it feels cumbersome. Put Shell Optimax in and its like a rocket!
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Suzuki Swift (92-03)

Value

4 out of 5

Spec is OK, prices match image; low.

Costs

3 out of 5

Fantastic fuel economy balances parts that can be pricey, beware front exhaust pipe includes CAT at about £300 fitted. If you can do it yourself, shop around on the internet and you can get a much lower price.

Driving

3 out of 5

General performance is adequate, although at times it feels cumbersome. Put Shell Optimax in and its like a rocket!

Performance

3 out of 5

OK, but felt my F plate Micra 1.0 had more poke in its engine at times. Swift enjoys motorway driving though. Stick Shell optimax in and its much better.

Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems to date. Solid Engine in 1.0 form.

Image

3 out of 5

A classic in its own right. Just dont expect it to last forever.

Comfort

3 out of 5

OK but can get uncomfortable on longer journeys.

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Security

2 out of 5

Suzuki immobiliser as standard only. Locks poor as expected.

Service

4 out of 5

Dealings with a Suzuki dealer have been fine but don't use them for servicing due to age and value of vehicle.

Problems

Bodywork
Rust along top of windscreen (common swift problem). Apart from that it feels flimsy but nothing has fell off!

Engine
None. But avoid 1.3 due to cylinder heads cracking.

Gearbox
Soft as per usual Suzukis, but does as it should.

Other
Front exhaust with inbuilt CAT is expensive otherwise its generally fine.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes