2001 Suzuki Swift Reviews

2001 Suzuki Swift 1.3 gas from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.3 gas Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carDodge Neon


Economy box good at what it is intended to do


The carpet tore before I got the car.

The brake rotors are warped.

General Comments:

I am a large man, and the car is not comfortable.

The seats are not padded very well. They are not bolstered to hold you in, so you slide sideways.

The tires are horribly narrow, and hate hard turns.

The three speed automatic is very basic. The gearing of the car doesn't like to go over 65 miles per hour.

The car is for economy not fun. This is not a fun car.

The interior components are cheap plastic.

The engine is responsive. It is very willing considering it's small size.

The brake pedal feel is light.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2006

2001 Suzuki Swift Cirrus GLS 1.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles


Brilliant value for money car


The carpet has worn easily.

Power steering is extremely light.

General Comments:

A very reliable car, it is my first car and I really like it. It does loads to the gallon and only take £25 to fill it up from empty. The bucket like seats are very comfy although there is a lack of room in the back. For a small engine it is brilliant performance, I left a Nova 1.2 for dead at the traffic lights. The downside is the interior is a dull grey and the clutch snatches a bit.

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

Review Date: 5th November, 2004

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews