Underated performance, predictable reliability, legendary CINO
Had to rebuild the gearbox.
Lets be totally honest here.
This car was designed to be a mass produced commuter with low running costs and little to no performance.
Suzuki didn't quite achieve one of those goals. I drive my car like it's a Formula One beast. I honestly admit that I thrash the life out of it every time I step into it.
And to my utter amazement the only thing required has been a $200 syncro. It uses no petrol, it uses no oil, it handles well and drives at a performance level exceeding its design.
This simple Naturally Aspirated 1298cc engine, in my car anyway, produces a standing 0-100 of 10.6 seconds. OK?! That's a mere second slower than your 3.8 litre V6 Commodore. Brilliant.
My 1995 CINO might be just a freak car, but honestly I can't recommend highly enough it's bang for buck ratio.
Next is a Swift GTi :P.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd May, 2001