1992 Suzuki Swift Review from Australia and New Zealand

1992 Suzuki Swift 1.3 petrol SOHC

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol SOHC Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired173000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Stanza


Great sporty city car


Not much for the amount of Kilometres (200000):

Engine runs on a bit after stopping. May be an alternator problem.

General Comments:

Great car, I love it.

I could not afford the GTi (twin cam) model, but am looking into fitting the engine, as the car could use a bit more poke, but it's great!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2000

31st Jan 2001, 23:17

I have a '92 GTi SOHC 1.3 and I am looking to beef it up. Are there any hints or parts that I can buy?

2nd Feb 2001, 13:06

Try fitting a Vitara G16A engine (1.6, 16 valve) ~120hp.

I have a 1.6 GLX Swift Sedan which is very quick, and I have just found out that the engine is the same as this Vitara engine.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review