1985 Suzuki Swift GS 1.3 from UK and Ireland


Like it says on the back, it's SWIFT


Jumping a hump-backed bridge caused my exhaust to snap along with my shock absorber.

My clutch just died from prolonged abuse.

A spot of rust here or there.

General Comments:

I love this car, perhaps because it's my first car, but it has character.

I've only ever seen one other with the red/white paint job.

The acceleration is amazing for a car of its age; I beat a friends Seat Ibiza 1.4 in a short rally circuit.

The only thing I would say is the centre of gravity is quite high, causing high-speed cornering to be a dicey situation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2001

6th Dec 2003, 11:27

I owned a GS as a first car from 1989 to 1992 - best car I have ever had - did 126000 miles in it - even got a nick name out of it 'Swifty' hows that for cool! (mine was Red and White also D108MTM.

16th Feb 2005, 12:45

Great fun, but the power snapped my drive shaft. Oh and I leave most 1.6 cars on the spot.

26th Nov 2008, 06:03

I've owned 3 of those in the past 10 years. it was also my first car. the first I owned has done about everything a car is not supposed to do. It went swimming (twice), jumping, etc. It still ran after 370.000 kms, when I took it apart.