Suzuki Swift Review from Pakistan

1990 Suzuki Swift GA 1.0

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki SJ410

Summary:

Ferrari Testarossa of the Lower Class

Faults:

Front axles are the biggest issue in my opinion as they need fixing / replacing every year.

Engine noisy (But still original since 1990)

A bit rust here and there, but manageable.

A few wiring issues since I bought it, but fixed easily.

General Comments:

A boxy and edgy design. Rare to find any more in small hatchbacks. Has that sporty look.

Handling is unbelievable for an old car with a 1.0.

Noise is addictive when RPM is at 4 and above.

Gearshift is not bad when compared to other suzukis of its time.

Dashboard quite futuristic for its age with buttons around gauge cluster.

Weight reduction can seriously improve performance.

One of the lowest rides in height when compared to other hatchbacks. Infact no other hatch is lower in its class in Pakistan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2007

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review