2007 Suzuki Swift Reviews

2007 Suzuki Swift + 1.6 liter gas from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 liter gas Automatic
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance41000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Sunfire

Summary:

A good car in general, but not a good dealer!

Faults:

My throttle activator control system first acted up in May 2011. The car was taken to dealer, who stated he clean things up, and he would replace the above part if it happened again. The car would not go more than 20kph, or it would speed up very fast, which is definitely a safety issue.

December 8, 2011, the car acted up again, same problem. The dealer confirmed that it was the throttle activator system again, and it would cost me $883.00 plus labor and tax.

The dealer says I only have a power train warranty, therefore I'm not covered. He states that this part is not power train related.

I believe that this parts makes the car go, therefore it is a power train problem. I'm a very disappointed customer.

General Comments:

Since I have only 41 000 km on the car so far, I am disappointed that the dealer will not cover the fee of the part. I heard a lot of other customers had the very same problem issue as me, but instead of having a recall on this, they pretend it's normal.

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

Review Date: 13th December, 2011

2007 Suzuki Swift Sport 1.6 vvt from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 vvt Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance6 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306

Summary:

Excellent!

Faults:

No faults.

General Comments:

Swift by name, swift by nature?

Performance and handling are excellent. The steering is the most responsive I have ever felt.

I wish the seat would go a little lower.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2007

2007 Suzuki Swift MT 1.3 gasoline from Sweden

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.3 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired770 kilometres
Most recent distance1000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Megane

Summary:

A great little car - well done Suzuki!

Faults:

No problems so far.

General Comments:

I sold my 2003 Renault Megane II because it sucked in so many ways. I will NEVER buy another car manufactured in France, that's for sure. Dodgy electronics, faulty ignition coils, squeaking front brakes, stuck/misaligned rear brake pads, gasoline in the engine oil, foul-smelling AC, broken power windows and water ingress on the driver's side... NO THANK YOU!

I went out looking for the PERFECT city car. I checked out virtually EVERY car in the Volkswagen Polo segment, ie, cars around 3.7 to 4.0 meters in length, or slightly smaller than a Volkswagen Golf, but larger than the original Smart. It took me probably 6 months to go though them all, but I was in no hurry right then. The result of all this extensive and very thorough testing was this:

There were only two cars left in the race in the end: The Suzuki Swift and the Honda Jazz (called Fit in some markets). They are about equivalent, except that the Honda is more spacious and has a more economical engine, and the Suzuki a more powerful and responsive engine and a quieter drive. In the end I picked the Swift, and I don't think I will ever regret this.

So far the cars has been 100 percent reliable and very, very comfortable. I have to really focus to find any fault with it... Oh yes, the front wheels lose traction and spin when I hit the gas. Maybe I need better tires or maybe the car is too light for the engine, I don't know.

The baggage compartment is small, but we all know that. I hauled six large boxes in the car once - no problems.

If you are about to buy a Swift, get a Japanese-made one. Check the VIN number: if it begins with the letters JS, the car was made in Shisuoka, Japan and not at the plant in Hungary. (The Japanese ones have power windows, leather steering wheel and much nicer, high quality upholstery.)

All in all, a fantastic little car, and a fun, smooth drive. The engine is responsive and the gearbox very precise and enjoyable. I love it! I would buy exactly the same car again if I had the chance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2007

23rd Apr 2010, 08:55

I am planning to replace my Golf V with a Suzuki Swift. Why? Because the Golf is unreliable, consumes gas like an S-class, and is made cheap but sold expensive!

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews