Used Suzuki Swift (1992 - 2003) Costs

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 21 Jul 2014
The Suzuki Swift design barely changed from when it was launched in 1992, to when it finally went out of production in 2003. It's a bit old fashioned, with a cramped interior, few modern safety features and dated looks, but makes a case for itself as a cheap, economical and reliable runabout.
2.5 out of 5

Running costs

Short service intervals blot what is otherwise an impressive performance on the costs front. Fuel economy is good (especially on the 1.0) and depreciation is becoming less of an issue. Some parts can be pricey, especially pre-1997 Japan manufactured cars.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Every 6,000 miles


Mechanical 3 years; bodywork 6 years

Road tax (12 months)

£130.00 - £170.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

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