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Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1.3 DDiS 5d (2007/57)

Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1.3 DDiS 5d (2007/57) - Owner Review

It's a tiny car, but still gets to fit 5 people with relative comfort. The fuel costs are pretty amazing as well.

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Review submitted by
Ricardo Magalhaes on

Suzuki Swift Hatchback (05-11)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
You want something different, something that's not your everyday Clio, Corsa or Punto. The Swift is not as common and that makes you feel rather special when you're cruising along in it.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They all love it. The red metallic paint looks great on it, and they're all very impressed with its interior space. They only make a sad face when they take a peek at the boot.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would, altough I would like to see some improvements. Especially a more poweful diesel engine.

What are you likely to buy next?

Buying experience

4 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?
May 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
The deal was pretty good; shaved off around &400 for paying it all at once and even convinced them to replace the front tyres. The car had only 11k and the paint was still magnificent.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?
Pretty efficient.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It's very good to drive, the steering is very responsive and feels wonderful when you're twisting it around the bends. The gear change is not very slick though, it's a bit noisy altough there's nothing wrong about the gearbox itself. As you'd expect, the engine is dead until it reaches 1800rpm, where the turbo kicks in. After that, and despite the tiny 75hp, it's just right to fit your everyday driving style.

What's it like to park?
Very easy, no need for parking sensors with this one!

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Looking at the service history, nothing has gone wrong while the car wasn't on my hands. The only complaint so far is the noise the driver's seat often makes, it's a little squeaky noise which can be irritating, but the dealer is about to fix it.

What's most practical about your car?
It's a tiny car, but still gets to fit 5 people with relative comfort. The fuel costs are pretty amazing as well.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The keyless entry is very useful and I really like the heated mirrors.

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