1992 Suzuki Swift Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1992 Suzuki Swift GT 1.3L 4 cylinder 5 speed from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3L 4 cylinder 5 speed Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance196235 miles
Previous carSuzuki Samurai

Summary:

I neglect it, but it loves me still!

Faults:

I had the clutch replaced at 185,000 miles.

Driver side door won't open from outside.

Passenger side door won't open from inside.

Driver side window is hard to roll up straight.

General Comments:

This car has been abused to to no end. I deliver pizza in it, and have run this thing in all kinds of conditions; dirt roads, mud, gravel roads, pastures, creeks (yes creeks, and other various torments.

I only change the oil when I think about it. It has averaged out to about every 15,000 miles. No Kidding!

I have never changed the air filters.

It has 196,000+ miles on the original transmission.

Gas mileage is great. I put 10 dollars in and run all week!

This car has even humiliated a few modified NOPI cars after a light turns green.

This little go cart will get up and go.

This car refuses to die.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2003

6th Dec 2003, 07:41

Sounds good, but why haven't you changed the air filter before now???

1992 Suzuki Swift GTi 1.3i DOHC from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3i DOHC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired113000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carSuzuki Swift

Summary:

Pocket Rocket with lots of potential

Faults:

Down pipe and manifold needed replaced after 1 month.

Clutch needed replaced after 2 months.

Very bad rust on the wings.

General Comments:

This is a great wee pocket rocket. A few problems with the car, but that has been due to its age as it is 11 years old.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2003

1992 Suzuki Swift GT 1.3 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance146000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 245

Summary:

A fun, rabid, little go-kart, with good fuel economy

Faults:

CV Boots are cracking, should be replaced soon, but haven't actually failed.

Speakers were blown.

One of the fog lights was cracked.

General Comments:

Wow, this car makes me giggle every time I stomp on the accelerator, & it's hard not to. The engine happily races towards its 7500rpm rev limiter (overseas cars had an 8500rpm limiter), and really pulls hard above 4500rpm.

The handling is quite tight, & the 92-94 cars came with bigger front & rear sway bars.

My family & friends have all been amazed by how modern & sporty it looks (previous years had a squarer dash/interior). The bucket seats hold you quite well, but seem a touch high.

The ride is a bit harsh, but it's to be expected with the sport suspension & such a short wheelbase.

This car is the complete polar opposite of my Volvo stationwagon, & while I've driven a lot of sports cars, this is definitely the most fun I've had behind the wheel.

Parts are harder to find than with a Honda, but the community behind the Swift GT makes it a little easier.

I could go on for hours, but you should probably just check out the forum.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2003

23rd Apr 2012, 15:11

I had a 1993 Swift GTi 16v DOHC. Loved it.

I sold that car and hated every second of it. I soon bought another one.

These cars a seriously powerful for what they are. Never underestimate a Swift GTi; I have raced many cars and left them standing.

I don't think I will ever change. It's cheap, reliable and very fast.

Any mod shops, hints and tips on the running, email me at rayrayy_22@hotmail.com

1992 Suzuki Swift GS 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired183000 kilometres
Most recent distance202000 kilometres

Summary:

Good car, but check the rust first

Faults:

Alternator changed at 190000km.

Brakes changed at 185000km.

Door windows didn't want to come down.

It takes a long time to heat up, but excellent heating.

A lot of rust everywhere.

General Comments:

Check the rust beside the direction tables, it could cause you a lot of trouble.

Check the floor for rust.

Took an accident at 65km/hour in a stopped car and I am 100% OK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th November, 2002

1992 Suzuki Swift GI 2 door hatchback 1.3L SOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1986
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3L SOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired73000 miles
Most recent distance223000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

This car is a miracle for the money

Faults:

Tweaked frame - every windshield has cracked.

Broke off the key in the ignition 2 months after I bought it.

Replaced the water pump at 150,000.

Replaced the alternator at 175,000.

Replaced the clutch at 200,000.

Resealed the transmission at 200,000.

Driver's side window doesn't roll up or down on its own.

Broke off the key in the ignition again at 220,000.

Recently started burning oil at 1 quart every 1,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car has saved my rear so many times.

It runs really well for the number of miles.

Very fuel efficient.

The car just won't die (thank goodness).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2001

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 9 reviews