1995 Suzuki Swift Cino 1.3 from Australia and New Zealand


Great little car, quick, cheap to run and reliable



General Comments:

This car is the first car that I have owned, and although I have driven my husband's VP Commodore with all of the accessories such as Power Steering, Central Locking, and Cruise Control, I still prefer my little 4 cylinder Suzuki Cino to that huge thing any day.

My car was quite cheap to buy from a private sale and it is unbelievably cheap to run. I put $23 of premium fuel in my car just once a month and the only time I run through fuel is if I drive it a little too hard, but I still get a minimum of 400 kilometres from one tank.

My Cino is quick off the mark and able to get up the speed to travel safely on the highways, and is not much slower that my husbands V6 Commodore. It can be driven normally or like a racing car and it will still drive like a dream.

The only things that I would like my little car to have would be a tachometer and a rear wiper.

The only problem I have had with it was getting touch up paint as I had go through Holden to get Suzuki to send the paint to them as my car is Metallic Turquoise.

My 1995 Suzuki Cino is the best car that I could have bought and I am incredibly happy with its performance and handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2003

1995 Suzuki Swift GTi 1.28 from Australia and New Zealand


A pocket rocket


Sump seals, slipping clutch from oil leak. Body-kit seals shrunken and not fitting. Air conditioning system.

General Comments:

This is great little car. Has been very reliable and I can get 550kms out of $30 of fuel. Car has super acceleration and will keep up with the bigger cars on the road. Interior looks good, but seems low quality. Cabin noise is bad, especially at high speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2003

1995 Suzuki Swift GTi 1.3 from Australia and New Zealand


Bang for your buck


The car has been perfect from day one. Nothing other than routine services have been carried out.

100% reliable.

General Comments:

A great handling front wheel drive car with the straight line performance to match.

Only problem is the lack of crash safety.

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

Review Date: 16th November, 2002

1995 Suzuki Swift GTi 1.3 EFi from Australia and New Zealand


Tough little sports car


The car has been absolutely faultless.

General Comments:

It has the best bucket seats for any Australian made car.

The rest of the interior is fairly crap with its plasticated bits and pieces.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2001

18th Oct 2001, 04:56

Aren't you going backwards if your previous car was a Ford Laser.

24th Oct 2001, 23:30

No Way! In Australia, a Ford Laser is a piece of junk... The Lasers in Europe are much nicer, and I think that is where the confusion lies. A Swift GTi in any country will urinate over a Australian Ford Laser any day.

25th Oct 2001, 08:03

Not unless you consider a 84 model Ford Laser which was bought for $500 to be better than a GTi!

25th Jan 2002, 03:10

The GTi is one of the fastest bang per cube motors around, would like to know where your affection for the Laser comes from...

20th Jun 2002, 20:53

The Suzuki Swift GTi has been a little weapon for a very long time now. The Ford Laser is no comparison to the GTi in performance unless you are talking about a Turbo TX3 version. Believe me, I have seen many modified GTi's in my time, and they have the ability to mutilate a great number of bigger cars. All this coming from a 1.3L!

15th Sep 2002, 12:04

Yes a GTI is quicker than an Aussie Laser, but it would sure want to be. I don't understand all the fuss about this car when in standard form they don't handle as well as a Civic or other well sorted hatch.

And yes they rev well for a 1.3 but getting trashed by a Holden Camira!? at the lights today was the last straw - I'm selling my not so Swift little car.

The most overrated car I was stupid enough to buy.

6th Nov 2002, 17:50

I seriously doubt that you were beaten by a Holden Camira. I have owned a 2.0 litre EFI Camira and this car is a piece of crap, believe me. GTI Swift in good condition would beat any Camira any time. I suggest you take some time and learn how to work those gears and get the most out of your engine before you sell it and regret it.

22nd Feb 2004, 03:11

I must agree greatly with the above comment as being a owner of KB Laser, R31 Skyline and MK3 Swift I can tell the swift opens a large can of whoop a**s!!!