1996 Suzuki Swift Reviews

1996 Suzuki Swift 1.3 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carChrysler Town and Country

Summary:

If there is a highway near you with a speed limit over 55 don't buy this car!

Faults:

1:Braking system failed.

2:A/C compressor failed.

3:Headliner dropped.

4:Dash faded.

5:A/C and Heater only work in the highest settings.

6:A/C only works on the highway.

7:Drivers window stopped working.

8:Dome light cover falls off.

9:The dash shakes when you hit a very sharp bump in the road.

10: Gear shift won't go into low.

11:Only the to front speakers work.

General Comments:

I laugh every time I am in this car. Its just so funny looking. On the road this car does not handle like a small car should. It rides fairly rough, but the seats are comfortable, but they seem very flimsy. I do like the gas miles, I get about 27 to 35 miles pre-gallon. When the rear seat is folded there is a good amount of room back there. I will never bring this car on the high way, it has a very hard time keeping up with traffic like tractor trailers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th August, 2006

1996 Suzuki Swift GL 1.0 petrol from Singapore

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 kilometres
Most recent distance175000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Viki

Summary:

Great! Value for money car

Faults:

So far I have driven this car for 3 years and there has been only one major problem which is the failure of the catalytic converter when I hit just above the 100,000km mileage mark. Cost a lot to replace.

General Comments:

This is the most fuel economical car that I have driven.

The reliability of the engine impresses me.

The amount of trunk and cabin space is relatively big compared to the engine capacity.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th October, 2003

1996 Suzuki Swift GL from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance141200 miles
Previous carPlymouth Sundance

Summary:

Flat out, the best car I've ever owned

Faults:

Blew engine at 92,000 miles. But it was my own fault. Bought replacement engine with 42,000 miles on it, have put 50,000 miles on it. It still runs like brand new.

General Comments:

This car has decent pick up on the highway, don't believe everything you read.

It does have a slight problem when being passed by big trucks on the open road, it tends to shimmy and shake.

The gas mileage is tremendous.

Fold down rear seat provides a large amount of cargo room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2002

21st Sep 2004, 11:59

I Love my '96 Swift, but found that the CC pipe joint between motor & CC has cracked / broken twice. Once under 5 year Fed. Emissions Parts Fed. Warranty under law. 2nd time, got the joint welded / repaired @ a good exhaust repair shop. Was Not BIG Brand Name Shop. All of these places wanted to Change the CC. ($350 part!) Weld cost me $50! Has this happened to any other SS owners?

29th Apr 2011, 12:35

I used to own one and I loved it. It was like driving a go-kart, and it was reliable. However I had to sell it after three months. I'm 6ft 4...

1996 Suzuki Swift GL 1.0 liter from Singapore

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.0 liter Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres

Summary:

Fuel efficient performer

Faults:

Clutch and brakes changed.

General Comments:

Surprisingly able to improve performance and aesthetics to quite a few parts of the car. Visit us at heep://fullspeed.to/SuzukiSwift to see what we have done to our cars :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2002

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 4 reviews