1994 Suzuki Swift Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1994 Suzuki Swift LX 1.3 inj from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3 inj Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance73000 miles
Previous carFord searra

Summary:

Great fun

Faults:

Had to replace the clutch, wheel cilynders and exahust over the three years I have had the car which I was happy to do. parts expensive as mine was an imported car, but worth it.

General Comments:

Very reliable fast little car and looks the part with alloys and full body kit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2003

1994 Suzuki Swift GTi 1.3 DOHC EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.3 DOHC EFI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Australia's quickest road registered front wheel drive is one of these!

Faults:

An annoying tapping in the top half of the engine developed at about 40,000km.

The flimsy body developed so many rattles I found it distracting when driving.

General Comments:

The little thing would be the perfect car if Suzuki had worked a little harder on the build quality.

The handling easily outstrips any other front wheel drive I have driven and the acceleration is more than adequate at around 7secs to 100km/h (62mph). Top Speed (as tested by me) is around 195km/h, due to gearing, not lack of poke.

The interior is well laid out and the seats are very supportive without giving backaches, with all the good gear such as electric windows and air-conditioning given as standard.

The real gem of the package though is that little 1.3 litre 80kw engine, which doesn't mind screaming up past the 7500rpm redline for some serious fun. Mated to this is a tight 5 speed which could give Honda engineers some sleepless nights.

In all I suppose this drive-train and racy handling should be expected from a company which normally specializes in making the fastest motorcycles on the planet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th October, 2002

13th Jan 2007, 05:06

I currently own a 1994 MK3 SWIFT GTi. I bought the car 18 months go for $4350, with only an aftermarket exhaust system and K&N air filter. Since owning the car I have spent almost $12,000 modifying the Body, Engine, Drive-train and Interior.

The Swift GTi was fast when I first bought it, but now, its almost scary how quick it accelerates and how hard it can push you into the seat.

Only recently, I have noticed strange tapping sounds coming from the bottom end of the motor, aswell as creaking sounds from all over the car when driving. But, the Swift has never broken down or objected to being driven hard.

All in all, I have found that the 1994 MK3 SWIFT GTi is very reliable, reasonably cheap and easy to modify and very fun to drive.

1994 Suzuki Swift GLXi 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen GTI

Summary:

Cheap/Reliable runaround

Faults:

Nothing what so ever!

General Comments:

This can can be summed up as "Cheap and cheerful" - not very inspiring, but it serves its purpose well.

Rear suspension can be heard creaking when the car is full (4/5 people).

Dash board also a bit "plasticky" and not bolted on tightly enough.

Buy this car if you think with your wallet.

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

Review Date: 8th September, 2002

1994 Suzuki Swift GL 1.0 from Singapore

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired47000 kilometres
Most recent distance67000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Charade

Summary:

A pocket full of Hercules

Faults:

Nil.

General Comments:

A superb car indeed.

Yields enough punch though its engine only a 1.0L engine. Petrol consumption is at its best as a full load in the petrol tank can last for almost 500km worth of travelling. Engine is very smooth & quiet as compared to my previous Daihatsu Charade which roared like an diesel engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2001

1994 Suzuki Swift GL 1.0 from Singapore

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Starlet

Summary:

Good sedan with a small engine

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong, in fact it has never disappointed me at all.

General Comments:

Good sedan yet economical 1.0 litre engine.

Very light body and engine, would float after high speed but being light is advantageous in the sense that it picks up very fast compared to bigger cc cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2000

1994 Suzuki Swift GLX 1.3 from Ukraine

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.3
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10

Faults:

My mileage is 50,000 (from 150,000). Water pump died only.

General Comments:

Who knows Russian roads or Russian winter? No?

You don't know what is offroad as well!

So, my Swift is a good thing! Most reliable car as I know.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 1999

1994 Suzuki Swift GT 1.3 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.3 DOHC
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

My car has 65,000 miles on it, and I have loved every mile. This car just makes you feel good when you drive. It could use more low end power, but makes great use of the power it has. I have put many 6-cyl. car to shame. The Swift GT is a great little car, and a steal for a sports car.

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

Review Date: 29th July, 1999

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 16 reviews