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Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1.5 GLX 5d (2006/06)

Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1.5 GLX 5d (2006/06) - Owner Review

5 door, good room for size of car, keyless entry not as practical as initially thought as does not auto lock on leaving car.
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Review submitted by
Chris Gregory on

Suzuki Swift Hatchback (05-11)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
no ideal, perhaps that i'm a big kid. Car is definately value for money!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Most like it!

Would you buy this car again and why?
Perhaps not only because sport has come out. Bit of a dilema, performance against economy, is the new sport really worth £3K more for the 1.6 engine.

What are you likely to buy next?
Maybe the sport, fancy a hard top convertible but who knows?

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£8,000

When did you buy the car?
November 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
reasonable, traded in an old barchetta ( LHS Fiat two seater ) and not many people would even give sensible offers, so in the end not so bad.....

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Not really, just noticed the car got excellent reviews in most car magazines. Good performance, size and economy and funky with it.

What was the dealer like?
Very good, not too pushy or cut throat and did their best to provide the extra ( stripes and arm rest ) at cost.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Quite nippy and getting 38-43 when driving 'normally' ( fast ). Corners and handles well.

What's it like to park?
Good, big mirrors do help and steering is light, turning cycle is tight

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No, windscreen wipers need replacing prematurely and breaks are overly squeaky ( any one else noticed this )

What's most practical about your car?
5 door, good room for size of car, keyless entry not as practical as initially thought as does not auto lock on leaving car.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Arm rest, sounds daft but for not much more it gives good support on arm. Much else is standard but funky stripes at good price do look good

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