1986 Suzuki Alto Review

1986 Suzuki Alto GL 1.0/4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission 1.0/4 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carFiat Uno

Summary:

A nippy car around town which is fairly reliable

Faults:

Heating failed in 1993.

Cam-belt changed in 1993.

Gearbox repaired in 1991.

The seats began to wear badly to wards 1995.

General Comments:

This car is slow and noisy, but is easy to park and does not use up much fuel.

It is not very comfortable and I find the cabin a bit cramped.

It is easy to drive and can be quite nippy around town, but I suggest you don't take it on to the motorway as the engine is so gutless it sounds very harsh indeed.

Feels unrefined, but lasts very well and is easy to fix.

Suspension could do with some improvement, but other than that it is a good car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2003

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review