Suzuki Ignis Reviews from Australia and New Zealand - Page 2 of 2

2001 Suzuki Ignis GL 1.3

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1700 kilometres
Most recent distance9500 kilometres
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Summary:

Cheap. Well equipped. Reliable

Faults:

Very little - the odd creak and groan has developed only to disappear again - most mysterious.

General Comments:

Very sprightly around town - tends to be first away from the lights before running out of breath.

The adjustable lumbar support is most welcome and the driving position is comfortable despite lack of steering wheel adjustment.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2002

2001 Suzuki Ignis 5 door 1.3

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance19000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Applause

Summary:

Great car around the city, with country driving at 110kph best

Faults:

Car alarm triggered when engine turned off and key left in ignition, to listen to radio. Then engine wouldn't start until security system enabled and disengaged.

General Comments:

Great fuel economy 45mpg.

Easy to park.

Drivers seat extremely comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2002

2000 Suzuki Ignis

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired27 kilometres
Most recent distance600 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Magna

Summary:

Great quality for the price, and perfect for a first car.

Faults:

The clutch is very, very touchy, which means there is a tendency to 'bunny hop' at first. But with familiarisation, this is no problem.

There are some minor grunts when changing gears, this seems to be a case of the car body being a little too heavy for the 1.3 engine. But again, with care and smooth gear changing, I would say that the car is close to being silent.

General Comments:

At times, the car is so quiet I wasn't quite sure if it was going or not!

The lumbar support on the front seats is the best I have come across, sure the seats are firm (you can't expect much from a cheap priced car), but the contours fit like a glove.

The steering and swiftness are superb, and the view through all of the windows is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2002

2002 Suzuki Ignis gx? 1.3efi

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3efi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance5987 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Impreza

Summary:

A fun, but practicle car you will volunteer to drive down the milk bar to get the milk!

Faults:

Clutch adjustment nut slipped.

I forced the ashtray into its receiver with out checking the setup and now its stuck.

General Comments:

Fantastic. Versatile and practical. You must pay the extra for the 4 door to receive these benefits.

Security and keyless entry great.

Stereo is rubbish. For 2002 model vehicle it is ridiculous that Suzuki still haven't worked it out. Most of their models have dud stereos and or poor speakers/positioning. The rear speakers are high mounted in the rear pillars so sound isn't muffled by cargo, but no base at all. Absolute pain to put better speakers in this position and sound still not great. Front speakers are just tweeters. I am looking at mounting new speakers in the tail gate.

No adjustable steering either - bearable though on two 800km trips.

Seats are good.

Motor fabulous. as per Suzuki standard, very zippy (60kw in 900kg car) with good gear box combo it can push back in the seat just enough to scare older people (I'm 35).

Annoyed with clutch accelerator combination when changing gears - clutch is either in or out and accelerator is either on or off making it hard to drive smoothly. This problem was not evident at the start so we will get that fixed. (pleasure to drive originally)

Does feel a little top heavy when cornering hard around town, but fine on the highway.

Tyres could be 10mm wider and the hubcaps are ridiculous.

I am 1.9m tall and plenty of room for car of this type.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2002

29th Dec 2004, 22:28

Hmm, Did you know there is a recall for the fuel regulator? I have rough idle and stalling related to this, have not gotten around to changing it yet, but look into it.

7th Mar 2005, 12:35

Purchased my 2002 Ignis in September 2004 second hand, within a month experienced a transmission problem which was subsequently addressed (manufacturer problem). Problem recurred in approximately two months and to date still without vehicle.

Transmission parts were obtained from Japan, unable to solve problem... VERY Disappointed...Love my little Ignis.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 6 reviews