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When I bought they said. Small on the outside big on the inside.
I have a larger body but it fits snugly and comfortably in the drivers seat. WOW......Goes like a rocket except for the local speed limit.
Lovely white colour.
I am smiling.
Purchased in April 2016 at Brian Gardener for $16,000.00.
Great little car! Just a few small manufacturers faults though
Take care of this little thing, and it will go and go and go!
I bought it brand new in 2008, currently sitting at 175,000kms and overall it's been a brilliant car.
If you're looking to buy a second-hand one, make sure you ask about these things and whether or not they've happened, which are apparently very common in these swifts and of course it all happens outside of warranty:
1. The heater core suddenly blew in 2018, dripping hot liquid over my foot while driving.
The part, while very cheap, is located in a stupid place under the engine - s...
Purchased in June 2008.
I love my little car
I love my little Swift. We have the Sport edition and it is just so much fun! It reminds me of my youth spent in hot hatches! My husband uses it to commute to work 30km up a winding mountain road and loves the performance. We have the bright yellow one and it makes me smile everyday. We have the 2015 edition with 50kms on the clock. Bought 2nd hand 4 months ago and so far, so good
Purchased in November 2020 for $14,000.00.
power at 80 klms till reached 4500 is very slow of mark at 80. Klms till reached 4500 revs when cold could of had more power but it is not
Purchased in September 2010 for $12,000.00.
Bought new in January 2020 fuel efficient excellent performance from.a tiny 1.2 liter dual jet engine. Highly recommended car for a small price of $18990 drive away. Only problem.the boot is a little too small
Purchased in January 2020 at Newspot suzuki for $18,990.00.
Amazing!! Everything original
I have a 2012 FZ Suzuki Swift manual. Bought the manual as the auto was gutless - wouldn't even consider it.
I'm coming up to 300,000km today and everything is original. I drive 110km everyday and it hasn't missed a beat.
Clutch is original. I changed the brakes maybe 40,000km ago, but they really didn't need it. Nothing else has needed to be replaced except for battery, which is a consumable.
I do have an on-going issue that I manage that started at around 250,000km - it will go into limp mode but you can reset this by cycling the ignition. It usually happens once a month when I drive over a big bump and the engine and stability control light will come on.
Purchased in June 2012.
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.
Purchased in July 2007 at Suzuki Dealers for $24,999.00.
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 $17,000.00.
- Swift AZ (2017-2021)
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.
Purchased at Peter Warren Automotive for $21,775.00.
- AZ GL Navigator (2017-2021)
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!
Purchased in April 2018 at Suzuki Dealers for $18,990.00.
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.
Purchased in April 2016 at Suzuki Dealers for $10,000.00.
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.
Questions & Answers
We have a 2014 1.4l auto hatch. The aircon drive belt was fitted incorrectly sometime so I am replacing it . To remove the old belt I had to unbolt the compressor from the engine block as their is NO adjuster or idler pulley. The new belt is the same specs as the old one ie. 4pk695. My query is how to fit the new belt as I have tried what I think is everything? Pls no smart comments as I trained servicing aircraft. HELP.
I have a 2008 Suzuki Swift RE2, Manual 1.5L with a bad instrument cluster (heard it's common). Fuel & temp gauge are gone, and speedo sticks often and sometimes quits completely.
Just wondering if anyone has replaced the instrument cluster in one of these as D.I.Y? Mechanics keep telling me that while the part and labour is minimal ($100 for the part plus half an hour of work), it's going to cost like $2000 to get the speedo recalibrated or something.... sounds like red tape crud to me to cover their butts legally (our govt here requires car manufacturers to set speedos to 10% below the speed you're actually going).
My questions are: did any other part from other models fit?
Are there any things to beware of, ie. do I need to disconnect battery first, does it reset anything?
Does it really mess with the speedo or can I tweak it myself?
how much will it cost to have a 1986 ford f150 resprayed in the suzuki swift yellow.
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|Transmission||Manual||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Manual||Automatic and Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||15" Alloy||15" Steel||16" Alloy||16" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||4 Stars||4 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||4.6 L/100km||4.8 L/100km||4.6 L/100km||4.8 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 L||37 L||37 L||37 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.2L||4 Cylinder 1.2L||4 Cylinder 1.2L||4 Cylinder 1.2L|
|Max Power||66kW @ 6000rpm||66kW @ 6000rpm||66kW @ 6000rpm||66kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||120Nm @ 4400rpm||120Nm @ 4400rpm||120Nm @ 4400rpm||120Nm @ 4400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||June 2017||June 2017||June 2017||June 2017|
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