1999 Suzuki Swift Hatchback 1.3L from North America
A Crap Box
My main Engine seal went at 50,000km, then had that fixed and then other engine seals went. At 85,000 km 3 cylinders went in it, along with the Crank shaft. My engine light has been on for over a year they cannot find the problem. You name it I have had fixed on this car. Now at 130,000 The number 4 cylinder is burnt up from the Engine seal going and It needs another expensive motor job on it. I would not recommend anyone buying this car!
When it is running right which is never it does have the power on the highway does handle OK in weather. Does not handle well in wet conditions and over all is a total lemon of a car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th November, 2002
7th Aug 2008, 15:33
One must keep in mind that the Suzuki Swift is an economy car, and it is meant to be treated as such. Mine has nearly 180,000 kms and I have no trouble with the engine at all. If you drive it like it's a top fuel dragster then you're going to make problems with the engine. Also if you don't do the regular maintenance like oil changes every 5000 kms and gear box oil changes every 20000 kms, you will have issues. I think the trouble here is not the unit, but the operator.