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Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1.2 SZ2 5d (2011/60)

Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1.2 SZ2 5d (2011/60) - Owner Review

Simple to drive and easy to park.
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Review submitted by
Glenn Aylett on

Suzuki Swift Hatchback (10-17)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
A bit younger than I look.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Family liked the silver and bronze two tone paintwork and said it looked sporty and fun.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Had the Swift on loan, liked the way it drove and its low running costs, but stuffy without aircon and difficult to get comfortable. Splash is a better car for a taller person and cheaper.

What are you likely to buy next?
New shape Ford Fiesta, Suzuki Splash or SEAT Ibiza are on my list.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
-

When did you buy the car?
January 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Courtesy car from a dealer while my Ford Fiesta was being serviced.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
-

What was the dealer like?
I bought my last two cars here, Edgar and Son, and they are a family dealer with an excellent reputation. The Swift was a courtesy car for the day.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
1.2 litre engine is powerful for size, economical and fairly quiet. Handling is excellent.

What's it like to park?
Very easy with light steering.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No, Swifts do have a good reputation for reliability.

What's most practical about your car?
Simple to drive and easy to park.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Trip computer and steering wheel radio controls.

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