2006 Suzuki Swift Review from Australia and New Zealand

2006 Suzuki Swift GLX 1.5

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance88500 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser


Unreliable, no power, but handles well


Computer board replaced 2 times.

Black light bulb constantly blown, might due to wiring issues.

Rear shaft bearing worn prematurely at 70k.

Secondary key had to be re synced.

Interior reading light bulb blown.

Dash instrument light failed twice.

Remote central locking failed three times.

General Comments:

Been very unreliable electronically in the first several years, probably got a bad car by accident.

Lacks power low down, but handles really nice. Not enough to make up for the unreliability though.

Seating in a very upright position.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th February, 2011

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 1 review