1984 Suzuki Swift Review

1984 Suzuki Swift GL 1.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired259880 kilometres
Most recent distance298930 kilometres
Previous carLand Rover Defender


One of those rare cars which does more than can reasonably be expected of it


Electronic ignition module quit; took a week and $300 to replace.

Hatch strut needs replacement.

Shock absorbers all need replacement - car has been used on some very rough roads.

Coolant leak from heater - easy enough to fix, but a major job to remove and replace.

General Comments:

This one has been all over Australia, pulling a quite heavy trailer a lot of the time. It has performed admirably and taken a lot of terrible punishment. It still looks good and goes well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd August, 2007

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review