Australia's quickest road registered front wheel drive is one of these!
An annoying tapping in the top half of the engine developed at about 40,000km.
The flimsy body developed so many rattles I found it distracting when driving.
The little thing would be the perfect car if Suzuki had worked a little harder on the build quality.
The handling easily outstrips any other front wheel drive I have driven and the acceleration is more than adequate at around 7secs to 100km/h (62mph). Top Speed (as tested by me) is around 195km/h, due to gearing, not lack of poke.
The interior is well laid out and the seats are very supportive without giving backaches, with all the good gear such as electric windows and air-conditioning given as standard.
The real gem of the package though is that little 1.3 litre 80kw engine, which doesn't mind screaming up past the 7500rpm redline for some serious fun. Mated to this is a tight 5 speed which could give Honda engineers some sleepless nights.
In all I suppose this drive-train and racy handling should be expected from a company which normally specializes in making the fastest motorcycles on the planet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th October, 2002