1996 Suzuki Alto Reviews

1996 Suzuki Alto 657 c.c. gasoline from Cayman Islands

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 657 c.c. gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired65137 kilometres
Most recent distance65337 kilometres
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

A neat little car

Faults:

I just moved to the Cayman Islands and bought this neat little Suzuki Alto to get around. Great on gas and lots of room, but the engine struggled when the air conditioning was turned on. Very little power, but OK for the island. You had to pay attention to the speed or it would slow down to 25 MPH.

Twelve days later Hurricane Ivan arrived and the car - and most of the island - was under seawater for several hours. Everybody said you can't repair a car like that, but I spent several hundred dollars on it before I gave up when it needed a new carburetor which would cost $800.

I would buy another Suzuki Alto, but would go for a later model with the 1,000 c.c. motor.

General Comments:

A neat little car, but keep it above the high water mark.

And if your car has been under seawater, write it off and don't spend any money trying to repair it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2004

21st Nov 2005, 23:37

Hello I have an Alto on Cayman Brac. If you still have yours I sure would like to purchase your radiator. contact me at gthomas2722@yahoo.com. Thanks.

1996 Suzuki Alto Spark (GL) 1.0 4 cil from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.0 4 cil Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance82000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Panda

Summary:

Cute cheap car

Faults:

Thermostat replaced twice under warranty turned out to be water-pump at 75000k.

General Comments:

My first new car, have company car now, good second car

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2002

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews