Below average, disposable car
Bought used, was in good condition when bought.
Interior plastic trim scratches easily. Interior cloth wears very easily, door panels rip easily, very cheap interior quality.
Brakes wear quickly; replaced 3 times since I bought it.
Airbag light comes on. Happened to mine and numerous other Swifts I have seen. This can be very dangerous; means that the airbags can go off at any time. Very costly to fix.
Check engine light comes on. Not sure why I have not fixed it yet.
Oil leaks from engine have started to develop after 100000 kms; requires oil top ups between oil changes.
This is a cheap, disposable car with planned obsolescence.
I have heard that this car is in fact a rebadged Daewoo, which would explain a lot, Daewoos are awful. Too bad you pay a Suzuki price for a POS Daewoo, had I only known...
Positive notes on the car, they are cheap to buy in the used market, manual transmission shifts well, gas mileage is so so, but was expecting better from a car this size.
Drivers seat is somewhat comfortable when reclined in furthest back position. Rear seats are too small for adult passengers.
Interior quality sucks. Plastic panels scratch easily, upholstery rips, tears, wears and stains easily.
I have looked at many other Swifts at used car lots, etc... they usually always have either check engine light or airbag light on. Very expensive to fix, and avoid buying at all costs if either of these lights is on.
Also leaks a lot of oil for a car with only 110k on it.
It still works, so I guess things could be worse, but I still regret buying this car, and would advise others not to buy it either.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd June, 2012