1993 Suzuki Swift L Sedan 1.3 from Japan


Very economic and practical


Sorry, my first language is the french.

Nothing has gone wrong with my car. Recently, I have changing the starter 2 times, also the brakes (rotor).

General Comments:

This car is perfect for a student like me.

Swift mechanicals are very easy, I do every repair on it.

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

Review Date: 10th September, 2001

1993 Suzuki Swift GL 1.6 16v from North America


Cheap, fun and indestructible


Repair intervals so far (316,000km):

Clutch (218,000km).

Brakes (about every 70,000km).

Exhaust (about every 90,000km).

Tires (150,000km).

Transmission (250,000km).

Plugs/wires (every 100,000km).

CV joints/boots (still original).

Radiator (still original).

Alternator (still original).

PS pump (still original).

Brake master cylinder (still original).

Engine original, never been apart. Runs like new, but starting to use oil (litre/2000km).

Still gets 35+ mpg on the highway and will cruise comfortably at 140km/h.

Runs perfectly at -20C and +35C.

Maintenance by the book.

Original cost new: CDN$11,000 or about US$7,500.

General Comments:

The toughest, cheapest car ever! Fast, great handling, smooth motor, wizard gearbox, a pocket rocket!

However... this car is driven 95% on the highway at over 100km/hr and is hand-washed and waxed every weekend. So your mileage may vary. Also it's very small and light so don't hit any overweight bumblebees!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2000

17th Jun 2002, 22:35

Post Mortem:

Suzi Zuki went to the automotive recycler at 358,000 km, due to severe corrosion of the running gear, body and underhood parts.

Actually, the car would start and run, but the corrosion cast major doubts on reliability.

As a tribute to Suzuki engine builders, the 16-valve 1.6 mill easily passed provincial emission standards, used almost no oil, and revved like new.

I would venture that the engine could be transplanted into a non-rusty Zuke and run for another 100,000 km.

As a final note, Suzi Zuki was recycled by AADCO of Brampton, Ontario, the only facility in North America providing 100% recycling of automobiles.

5th Oct 2006, 06:22

I have a 1993 Suzuki swift hatchback. I've had the car for 11 years now and it runs great, but it's now using 2 quarts of oil in a week or less.

1993 Suzuki Swift GS 1.3 from UK and Ireland


Intermittent engine check light comes on with full load in car in fifth gear going up hill. Dealer cannot find a solution if there is one. More superficial rust than would be expected on this age of car, mainly due to poor body protection. Hessitation from engine when cold.

General Comments:

Good performance for a small car, comfortable seats with good restraint when cornering, generally I am very pleased with the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 1999