2001 Suzuki Carry Van 1.3 from Guernsey
Very reliable. Treat the bodywork with a little TLC
I purchased this van from new and it's now 18 years old and mechanically has never let me down. My annual mileage is low, so I have the oil changed every 12 months and a full service every 2 years; the only cost to me bar serviceable items was a solenoid.
The bodywork is cheap, and tiny and various minor things have gone with door runners, locks etc. A spot rust appears with any scratch, but they don't spread and are easily touched up to keep tidy, which it still is after 18 years, and I can't say I've really looked after it, just polished it a few times and that's it.
Brilliant little van for light use. Unfortunately not made any more, otherwise I would jump at the chance to buy again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th January, 2017
9th Jun 2017, 11:49
Have owned the Carry from new 2003.
Oil changed every year full service every 2 years.
144,000 on the clock and still runs like new.
Clutch replaced at 97,000 miles, and one set of front disks. Apart from brakes, batteries etc, absolutely bullet proof mechanically.
Body work is different and cheaply put together; handles, runners etc all replaced a few times.
A local garage tarts them up and sells them on with a 3 month warranty regardless of mileage, which probably explains everything. If it has been regularly serviced, you really will not go wrong with the Suzuki Carry.