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

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

Its a small car, but the rear seats fold down flat and then fold up again, creating a huge space. I managed to put more luggage in it than my dad's C-Class.
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Review submitted by
Charlie Amin on

Suzuki Swift Hatchback (05-11)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
puts thought before buying a car, don't go with the crowd.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Cool car

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, I never buy the same car again and rattle noise really bother me.

What are you likely to buy next?
Volvo C30

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£5,500

When did you buy the car?
August 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
It was fair on comparison with the market

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Good price for condition, the exact size I was looking for, good looks and practical.

What was the dealer like?
The original price was £6,900 I got it down to £5,500. I haggled with him and pretended to be not interested, showed him near by examples for less money. In the end he called me after two weeks from my first visit and offered me the car for my chosen price provided that I buy it on the same day.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Not very powerful but powerful enough and doesn't need a lot of work. Easy and engaging steering, fun to drive and a nice notchy gear change. On the motorway its steady and feels safe, very aerodynamic and doesn't lose speed quickly when you take your foot off. Only drawback is the stiff suspension and uncomfortable ride over rough surfaces and unforgiving over road bumps. Also a lot of rattle noise coming from all over.

What's it like to park?
Easy to park due to size and wing mirrors provide excellent visibility.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No

What's most practical about your car?
Its a small car, but the rear seats fold down flat and then fold up again, creating a huge space. I managed to put more luggage in it than my dad's C-Class.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Rear fog lights.

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