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Suzuki Swift 1.0 GL 5d (1999/T)

Suzuki Swift 1.0 GL 5d (1999/T) - Owner Review

Miles per gallon
3

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Review submitted by
Graham Jones on

Suzuki Swift (92-03)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Cheap ! Still it only does the school run and shopping so 'Clever really' in keeping costs down

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Never discuss it

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, too dated now and lacking in the refinements of more modern cars, still it is 8 years old!

What are you likely to buy next?
Wife now has a Ford Puma and we have given the Suzuki to my daughter as her first car, insurance and repairs are the cheapest anywhere so an opportunity for her to start to gain some no claims bonus.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£6,000

When did you buy the car?
March 1999

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, £ 800 off list price

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
As a present for my wifes birthday

What was the dealer like?
Good

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
As per your report, bumpy, hard work on long journeys (over 100 miles) Noisy from the wind Lots of road noise through the tyres

What's it like to park?
No power steering so difficult

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Gearbox failed last year (2006) on 50k miles and a full service history. Both window winders have failed and are expensive to replace Our dog bit through the seatbelt twice and they are extraordinarily expensive

What's most practical about your car?
Miles per gallon

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Short on gadgets

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