14th Sep 2013, 11:25
I LOVE these little cars, and you are very right in what you said. I have driven a few smart cars and these are better by FAR; just more room and way better mileage. I get great mileage, a fun to drive car and no mechanic bills. What MORE can you ask of any car? Thanks for the comment.
14th Sep 2013, 11:28
That is correct. I mean cars today can't be fixed at home and still be as dependable as these little cars. I too love how the "Technology" is rambled on about today, but they still can't build a little car that gets the same MPG as these. I mean these are up there with the hybrids easily for the mileage. The low tech Firefly/Sprint still beats the smart cars and hybrids. So trouble free, and easy to work on and service. I will be owning a few more of these cars.
22nd Sep 2013, 00:33
I had a 98 Swift. Very reliable, loved the car. However, stay with the manual transmission in these cars. I had the three speed automatic, and it was problematic with stalling on and off. Plus it sapped a bit of the fuel economy and power of the little car.
23rd Sep 2013, 00:47
I LOVED my '94 Swift 2 door hatch 5 speed; it was very peppy and got great mileage too. I have heard the 1989-1994 Metro/Firefly 2 door automatic weren't all that slow, and they still got good mileage as well. I once looked at buying a '98 Swift 5 speed, but ended up with my '94 and couldn't have been happier. I will for sure be getting another one of these cars.
24th Sep 2013, 00:44
They are solid, tough little cars. So much simpler and economical than hybrids, and much better looking than ugly smart cars. Bit of a shame they don't make them anymore.
2nd Nov 2013, 02:27
I couldn't agree with you more. These are VERY reliable and I found them to be rather tough too. Mine continues to be a really great little car every day, and NEVER fails me. I will be owning more of these cars in the future; they're some of the best little cars out there, and very overlooked and underrated until you own one and discover how good they really are. I never knew these were so reliable until I owned 2 of them, and I will gladly own a few more.