Great value for money; we wish it sold in the USA
There has been a brake system recall that was fixed for free by our local service place.
My Mother bought our "Zoe", the new for 2010 Suzuki Alto for approximately AU$14,000 in March, 2010. Our main reason for this choice was that it was one of the cheapest automatic cars currently on the market. The other close competitor was the also new Proton S16, but the Suzuki seemed like the safer choice of the two, as Protons have had a spotty reputation.
We've been quite happy with Zoe. She sips fuel and zips around town quite happily. The handling is much better than our 2000 Focus, and is almost sporty. On the downside, the ride is rather stiff, so long trips can be a bit trying despite the comfy seats. The rear seats are a touch cramped, but surprising in size in relation to the car. The rear cargo space is minuscule, so I don't think it'd be suitable for a family trip.
All in all, we really love the Alto and regret we won't be able to purchase one when we return to the States.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th July, 2010