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Suzuki Swift 1.0 GLS 3d (1995/N)

Suzuki Swift 1.0 GLS 3d (1995/N) - Owner Review

The engine. The 1.0L 3cyl engine was the best I ever drove. There was always power, and you could rev it to bits, and still get great fuel economy. The gearing is great giving 2500RPM in 5th gear at 60MPH. The car is practical for both city and long journeys.
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Review submitted by
Breandan O Heamhaigh on

Suzuki Swift (92-03)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Fun, sporty,.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Sporty looking little car in 3dr form, looked well with alloys, sounds really nice, couldn't get over how quick it is.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, car is a brilliant little runaround, has a lovely sweet engine, and runs on the smell of petrol, while being fun to drive.

What are you likely to buy next?
Renault Mégane.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£500

When did you buy the car?
April 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
The car was 500euro, and had an NCT and some Tax on it.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I bought this as a starter car for my sister, it was cheap and was a 1.0.

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
The car is brilliant to drive, the engine sounds way more powerful than it is, and will scream to speed quite rapidly, the light body can leave some hairy moments if you go into a corner too fast, but the suspension set-up (all independent) means the car is very easy to keep on track. The lack of power steering isn't noticeable in such a light car. Clutch and throttle are light, and responsive, brakes are excellent.

What's it like to park?
Car is very easy to Park, PAS is not an issue, and car goes into spaces easily and without much driver effort.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The drivers window. kept coming out of it's channel, and we had difficulty winding it sometimes,.

What's most practical about your car?
The engine. The 1.0L 3cyl engine was the best I ever drove. There was always power, and you could rev it to bits, and still get great fuel economy. The gearing is great giving 2500RPM in 5th gear at 60MPH. The car is practical for both city and long journeys.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
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