1999 Suzuki Swift GLX 1.3 from UK and Ireland


Really good value for money, and it was reliable till the end


The battery had to be replaced last year, but not above usual wear and tear.

General Comments:

The car is a very good car to drive, especially for the economic value of the car and the weight of the car.

The car has a good speed for round town and on the motor way. The automatic gear box is a bit sluggish, but if you put it in 2nd then it will be a real little speedy number.

The car is a very strong car, especially as we were in a crash where the front and back were hit and, the car was written off, but both me and my passenger walked away, and there was no intrusion of the foot wells or the cabin of the car. The car absorbed the shock both front and back.

Great little car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2007

1999 Suzuki Swift GLS 1.0 from UK and Ireland


Good for the money


Passenger side electric window sticks therefore stressing motor, some rubber trim from the passenger door fell off, exhaust very blowy.

General Comments:

This car isn't the fastest in the world, but it is quick when you need it to be.

Due to the cars small weight, it handles surprisingly well in the corners.

It lacks safety equipment, way behind the competition.

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

Review Date: 24th July, 2006

1999 Suzuki Swift 1.3 gas from North America


The low costs of gas are outweighed by the high cost and repeated purchaise of parts


What things haven't gone wrong with the car...

When I purchased the car it needed a new A/C which seemed odd and wasn't too cheap to replace and it required a new repair/replacement just about every 10000 Km.

It also didn't come with nice tires, but that isn't really a problem.

The first winter I owned it the passenger side dash started bubbling up I just ignored this.

It needed new brake pads at about 30000 KM.

The passenger side airbag accidentally deployed in the fall this was replaced free of charge by the dealer who blames the sun damadge.

Shortly later I needed a new clutch which seemed a little off as the car was only nearing the 3 year mark and it had barely been driven (i got 400,000 KM from my eagle)

Somewhere during the life of this car I needed to replace the whole exhaust system.

And finally after putting up with all its shortcomings the steering column broke in the middle the highway and it pulled off into the ditch making me wait 2 hours for a tow truck. after this the car was written off and I'm glad to be rid of it.

General Comments:

I will never NEVER! buy another car from Suzuki Chevrolet Pontiac or any other company that will sell a re-badged Suzuki.

I will have to give it credit for its fuel mileage which was somewhere along the lines of 45 MPG city.

The parts are far from cheap and are dealer dependent. with the money I saved on the VERY economical 1.3L I probably spent 100 times that on repairs.

The A/C needed repairs 4 times in 60,000 KM and needed to be replaced entirely twice.

If you're looking for a cheap car DON'T BUY A SWIFT unless you are investing in a Suzuki repair shop.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th June, 2003

12th Apr 2009, 11:05

Yes, the clutches on these cars are very tiny, and, of course they will wear out sooner than some people might expect. Another thing is that the Suzuki Swift will rust into the grave if it hasn't been Ziebarted or Rust-Checked from new. Otherwise, it is a good car, and very economical to drive.

1999 Suzuki Swift GLS 1.0 from F.Y.R.O. Macedonia


Recomendation: Don't buy this car.


Very bad final work

Very bad paint thin easy to scrach (azure dark blue) even Yugo has better paint.

The dealer is extremely rood and not polite

It is shame for Japan car industry (they have to close the factory in Hungary)

General Comments:

Good performance and fuel economy

Low expenses for maintaining (but don't buy spearparts from your dealer)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th February, 2003