1998 Suzuki Alto Review

1998 Suzuki Alto Vxi 993cc 12v SOHC petrol from India

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 993cc 12v SOHC petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance36000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Uno


High on Reliability, Low on the X-Factor


On a marathon trip of about 10000 km, the brakes failed after the liners had become too hot. There was smoke being emitted from the drums. We allowed the car to cool off for about 45 minutes after which it was back to normal.

Both Axle have been changed recently.

General Comments:

The plastics used inside the car are cheap

The body noise is excessive.

Seats ergonomically designed, very good for long drives.

Gears are short, hence frequent changing required in city traffic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th June, 2003

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 1 review