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Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1.3 GL 3d (2007/07)

Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1.3 GL 3d (2007/07) - Owner Review

If i wanted practical, I would have bought 5 door model!!

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Review submitted by
Simon Morgans on

Suzuki Swift Hatchback (05-11)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Too tight to but a Mini.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Considering some of my past cars (RX-7, Evo, Pulsar GTI-R to name a few), they laugh!! But hey, I don't miss the repair bills.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No. Enjoyed car, but would get something with more go and better build quality.

What are you likely to buy next?
No idea. But another newish small hatch. Bigger cars are a mug's game these days.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
August 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Got 0% finance from Gravells Kidwelly and new MOT, service and six months warranty.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Budget Mini.

What was the dealer like?
V. helpful.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Eager 90 bhp engine, but needs a proper caning to get any life out of it! Below 3,000 rpm, there is ZERO go!! Can get frustrating, but if you enjoy driving a car to within an inch of it's life,step right up!! Other wise, ok..

What's it like to park?

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing.( ABS light comes on intermittently, but advised probably just dirty sensor. Brakes flew thru MOT anyway, so have ignored it).

What's most practical about your car?
If i wanted practical, I would have bought 5 door model!!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Stereo with fingertip controls and AVC (Automatic volume control) which turns up volume as speed increases. Though this probably says more about the poor sound insulation!!

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