2005 Suzuki Ignis 4 grip 1.5 from UK and Ireland
Excellent value 4x4 but not a good choice for high mileages
Noisy wiper blades.
Excellent road holding and grip - can corner quickly, once you get used to the amount of roll.
Good for narrow country lanes and poor surfaces, but no advantage for long distances on A roads and motorways.
Fuel consumption disappointing even on long journeys, but is the price you pay for 4x4.
Even with a light right foot the best is high 30's. Would have been better with a diesel engine.
Very effective brakes - stops car very quickly even without using ABS.
Tends to need a lot of gear changing on hills and much use of vvt boost.
Good high driving positon and comfortable seats.
Poor headlights, especially dipped beam - too low even when adjusted.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th February, 2006
Please read report titled "surprisingly horrendous, unfortunately" as this is another full description of this car. I also agree with your comments, and forgot to mention the boot light/shelf and poor headlights in my report. How on earth did you manage high 30s mpg?! Were you being towed?
It would have been more bearable with the DDIS engine and a better gearbox. I would have managed another month with it...!
Re: previous comment, better than Panda 4x4 or Terios; I now withdraw this having spent more time with the Ignis 4Grip. Anything else would be better!