Swift runs well and is very reliable. Great but for a few tiny annoying Suzuki things.
Second owner of this 2015 Swift GLX since early this year. Car had around 38000km and it is now at 45,000. Compared to my old Kia, this car is very fuel efficient and built better even though it is much smaller. Great for everyday use. No serious mechanical trouble. Battery died with no warning. A few other things have annoyed me as well. The inbuilt Garmin GPS sucks. I just paid $125 for an updated map. They don't tell you the map has not been updated since 2018. What a waste of money. Suzuki, fight for a better deal for your customers. You ca...n't really turn the radio off. It just comes on automatically and you have to turn the volume down. Took the car in for servicing at Suzuki centre. Cost was $286. But the centre claimed the car needs its engine cleaned at $260 extra and something to do with the AC cleaned as well for another $200. At 45,000km? I turned these down. Not sure I will keep taking my car there. This is not just a Suzuki thing but I hate the keyless start. Battery in remote died and was so expensive to get someone out. For a small cheap car, keyless is not needed and just causes problems. Replacement key fob is over $500. Cup holder size is too small. All my drink bottles won't fit. Overall, for a good reliable every day city car, it is great. But it is not cheap to service and there are a few annoying little things.
Purchased in January 2020.
Perfect small car
I use my swift for grocery shopping, dropping and pick up kids. Short commutes. Very handy and powerful car. Good room inside. Very good door design. Mileage is excellent. Its a all rounder.
Purchased in February 2018 at Suzuki Castle hill.
Great little car.
Bought a 2007 Sport new. Drove it 3 years (60,000km) and it had no issues, only standard servicing. 5 gear was a bit short and needed 6th gear (bit buzzy on highway) and no speed control. Handling was a highlight.
Great little car, built to a price
Built in 2012. Plated and registered in Jan 2013 and May 2013 respectively.
GLX Auto bought as a demonstrator late 2013 with 1500ks on the clock for $17K when rrp was close to 22K+ on roads. Only issue under warranty was a dodgy fuel filler release, fixed at first service. 1.4 auto is a bit gutless, but comfortable in traffic and good for the 10-15k a year I do in Sydney traffic averaging 30km/h. 6 month/10K service interval is a pain, fixed prices of $189, and $289 for major, and thankfully they’ve changed this recently on the newer model. Sta...
Purchased in November 2013 for A$17,000.00.
- Swift AZ (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
Love my car
My little blue Suzuki Swift has been just perfect. Small and quick, easy to maintain with lots of space, perfect for small and long trips, ideal for a small family and even work. Exceptional for petrol consumption.
- AZ GL Navigator (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
Amazing Little Car
This is my second Suzuki Swift and it is amazing. I never have any issues with it, fuel saver and it may look small but I can fit so much in this car!
I bought it new so I have 5 years capped servicing and the Suzuki dealership I deal with it amazing, helpful and timely.
If you want a cheap, affordable and reliable car, this is it!
Zippy little machine
The Swift is driven several times daily around the suburbs for commuting to work, shopping and taking the dogs out. It had low kilometres at the time of purchase. It has to be serviced every 15,000 kilometres according to the instructions manual but I change the engine oil and filter every 5,000 kilometres no matter what the dealership says. It runs well on normal ULP91 and very economical in any traffic. So far I have had one flat tyre and it was easy to replace it using the spare tyre. It is very easy to park, the factory sound system has AM...FM radio with CD player and USB port for music. There's a port for charging my mobile phone. After snapping off the side mirror at a shopping mall I found that second hand parts are so easy to source as wreckers strip a lot of this model.
Good car Bad comfort
Recently had 8 days in Tassie in a brand new rental Swift. As a mechanical device, it's great, but as an all-round car, it has two significant failings. 1) Comfort - drive 200kms and see if you can stand up straight, let alone walk. Totally debilitating. I got to the point where I hated getting into the drivers seat. 2) Handling - this is not a car for inexperienced drivers. I don't know if the poor handling is due to the lack of weight or ineffectual steering geometry, but it squirms around corners and feels unstable cornering at moderate spe...ed. Add a few bumps and a bit of speed and it's downright scary or exhilarating depending on your own fear factor level. On the plus side, plenty of internal space and fuel efficient. On the quirky, took me two days to realise in fact there were door handles on the rear doors (high up at the top of the fixed rear quarter panel windows) and the GPS can't be set while moving. This is definitely not a car I'd buy or would want as a rental again.
Perfect for a every day use car. I use my car daily to get to and from work and it is very comfortable and reliable. The car gets serviced 1-2 times a year.
perfect in so many ways. my 2008 Suzuki Swift has got 170000 kilometres on it but apart from brake pads needing replacing I have had absolutely no problems with it at all
- AZ Sport (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
Love love love my new car
Car is an absolute gem to drive. Smooth, comfortable, zippy and economical what more could you ask for. It has many options and features for its price point. Handles very well as a day driver and on road trips. Outstanding on fuel, small tank (42litres) gets me around 650km to a tank. Cosmetically it is a beautiful little beast, it has good lines nice wheels and sleek design. Android Auto is fabulous connecting effortlessly, speaker is clear and takes instructions well. Interior is very sporty and seats are so comfortable. I am in love with my car.
Still a good efficient car!
I’ve bought my new swift sports Auto in March from a 2012 manual model. Because I love the car, like it’s handling and so efficient driving around. Apart from a different type of engine, the new model still has come with new features such as adaptive cruise control, safety breaks, lane departing alert, auto light, day light and apple car play etc.
however, with the higher price, you can obviously tell Suzuki has cut down a lot of costs.
1. Reduce the overall size of the car. Ie total length of the car, smaller dash depth and remove the cover ...
Purchased in March 2019.
Swift, light, safe and fuel efficient.
This car has alot of character being very light on its feet to drive and only around 900kgs. You can appreciate the economy and zippy nature with such a light car compared to other small and mid size cars. The real world economy is 5.9-6.1 litres per 100kms. Added to the attraction is all the safety features, adaptive cruise control is good for school zones. If you like technology then apple car play is all you need too. Lastly I think this car looks very funky and cool, not a box or normal hatch shape. I preferred the CVT because it is smooth. So far extremely satisfied. Definitely not a boring car.
15 years - not a single problem
Had my Swift for 15 years. Japanese build, one of the first cars after the famous redesign in 2004. No repairs, zero problems. Just service, fuel, wash and go. Wouldn't even swap it for a new one. Love the old reliable mechanical controls and buttons that can be operated without looking and don't fail, not like new cars with all the flimsy electronics. Hopefully this car goes for another 15 years, will gladly drive it for that long and beyond.
Purchased in September 2004.
- Swift AZ (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
An awesome car. Great on fuel efficiency
Love this car. It is very fuel efficient, it is so good at times gives 18Km on the litre. Very compact and has enough space to take your luggage around. Small enough to fit in small spaces for parking on the street. The safety pack comes with a lot of features and is great to drive even long distances. You will find a bit of road noise, however, you get used to it pretty fast. One of the best fuel efficient cars I have ever owned.
Purchased in December 2018.
I love my car!
I mainly use my car to drive to the bus stop for work, the train for university and to drive to the gym or friends houses. I use my car every single day and Ive never had any issues with it. I love that its small, reliable and low maintenance but still looks so sleek. Would strongly recommend to anyone.
Good but could of been better
Ive had this car about 3 weeks now, and have owned 2 swifts prior to this one. The build quality is exceptional as to be expected from the Japanese. But in order to keep the price competitive there have been some trade offs. THE GOOD: the handling and suspension have improved dramatically. The room inside the vehicle, including the boot has increased and improves passenger comfort. 16 inch alloys as standard is a nice touch too. The aircond seems to better than previous models. THE BAD: despite a decrease in engine size from 1.4 to 1.2 litre, i...t uses as much as the 1.4 litre. The engine feels too small and lacks the punch of previous models, which is more noticeable with every passenger you add. The fuel capacity has been reduced by 5 litres, which equates to about 100 km range reduction. The gear ratios feel odd, where im still trying to find smooth gear changes out of this gearbox. The voice recognition on the sat nav is terrible. The reversing lights are very dim and difficult to see where your going in the dark. The distance to empty display seems to swing wildly even when driven sedately. Cant display odometer and fuel range at the same time( very basic display). The spare space saver tyre is as cheap and nasty as it gets. All in all this is a great car, but it depends what you want and what you can live with. For me it doesn't make a lot of sense to reduce engine size if there are no gains in fuel economy. Im mean why make it more comfortable and roomier for passengers when the car noticeably struggles with the more you add. A reversing camera in such a small car seems a little misplaced. Never really understood the point of day time driving lights either. I would of preferred to have the money spent on a larger engine, and more detailed instrument panel. I still consider it to be a great car, but im not sure id buy another with this engine and gearbox configuration. The previous model was superior in this regard, so im not sure why they changed it. As an update to all this 5 months on, im still reasonably happy with the car, but ill add this. The softer ride for this model has the front bumper scraping on every uneven surface, a lot more than any previous model ive owned. The Sat Nav is dead to me and no longer used. Its problems are just too much of a distraction to be safe to use and drive. Gearbox and engine still feel off, particularly in reverse and first gear. Its almost like the flywheel is too small, and getting movement without clutch shudder requires a combination of riding the clutch and higher engine revs, that's hard to consistently acheive. The reduced bonnet curve on the front of the car from previous models has significantly reduced the appearance of stone chipping on the bonnet. Handbrake does not hold as well as on previous model, with only the smallest of inclines having the car creeping. Not sure im a fan of the high door handles on the rear doors. Opening them feels awkward because they are no longer on the centre line of the door and not parallel to it. Mechanically im still happy with this car, but many of the things ive listed do detract from the drive experience. Its something suzuki always seemed to get right, but the car feels like all the components dont mesh as well as they should, to create the drive experience that im used to, as a swift owner.
Purchased in December 2018.
10 Visits to the dealer in 9 months. Now being told I have to pay for the labor for suzuki to investigate a fault they keep telling my doesnt exist.
Have constant smoke from burning entering the cabin through the air vents.
Brakes had to be replaced at 1800kms
Power window fault has been repaired 4 times
A small car oozing with personality
Great looks, Engine has superbly linear power delivery while being both refined and economical, Wonderful exhaust note, nippy handling. Only complaint is a firm ride over the harshest of roads.Also, great visibility due to the upright windscreen which for me was a v. important feature in comparison to the Mazda 2 and hondas. Feels solidly built and should be reliable according to surveys in UK .
A cute one
Bought suzuki Swift GL Navigator recently. Went with this car after comparing pros and cons of similar size cars. We bought this car as an addition to our SUV, for mostly local trip when going alone. We now like swift more than SUV that we may go for next vacation in Swift. It is really smooth, great engine, lot of inbuilt features, sat navigation , android/apple auto come with itself. a fuel efficiency equivalent to hybrid one . more over Made in Japan
Questions & Answers
Hi all, a few things regarding the 2012 suzuki swift 5 door automatic hatchback. In the last year or so when starting my car it idles which is understandable however when in reverse and reversing back my car seems to stall/misfire this also happens when i put it in drive and go to take off i notice the car is delayed in acceleration any idea as to what this could be???, this also happens when ive been driving and i stop at a set of lights or exiting a shopping centre i put my foot on the excelerator however the car dosent move straight away its like it takes 5-10 seconds to process could this be a problem with the battery, spark plugs, ignition coils, fuel filter, air filter??? its really got me curious, can someone please tell me what you might think it is. Ive taken it to the mechanics and explained the misfire and stalling however they’ve come back to me with thousands of dollars worth of problems and no reason at all as to why theres a misfire, stalling, sluggishness ect.
Thanks in advance
what size socket do i need for a suzuki swift sport 1.6 2010 to remove cylinder head?
I connected my wife’s mob to the our car’s wifi, but now my phone doesn’t work. Does the system only allow one phone connection at a time? Is there some way I can connect my phone also (and also my son’s phone) so that we can choose a simple phone connection when we jump in the car?
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