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Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1.3 GL 5d (2007/56)

Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1.3 GL 5d (2007/56) - Owner Review

The car can manage five people, and is sufficiently powerful to accommodate motorway driving. But at the same time it is the right size for around town
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Review submitted by
Alistair Kissane on

Suzuki Swift Hatchback (05-11)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Despite its merits, you don't see too many Swifts on the road. Those who do drive one seem to recognize a good car.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
It looks just like a Mini? What is it?

Would you buy this car again and why?
Ideally I would buy the sport version next. But this size of car might not be practical next time.

What are you likely to buy next?
Ideally something a bit bigger which would be better for towing.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
-

When did you buy the car?
March 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Nothing special.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Car of the year in 2005. Also looked like good fun to drive for its price and engine capacity. Ideal for a young diver looking for reasonable insurance.

What was the dealer like?
Friendly, but it was pre recession so he didn't need to bend over backwards to sell the car and knew it.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
With 92 bhp, it wont exactly rip up the tarmac, but if you work hard with the gearbox it can perform well. Through corners it grips very well, and the steering is responsive. At high motorway speeds, it can feel a little light.

What's it like to park?
Good visibility for parking

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
There is considerable wind noise from the drivers window at high speeds. Lowering the window slightly fixes the problem, but then the window tends to slip down even further.

What's most practical about your car?
The car can manage five people, and is sufficiently powerful to accommodate motorway driving. But at the same time it is the right size for around town

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Radio controls on the steering wheel are standard, and very convenient.

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