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1999 Suzuki Swift Hatchback

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Suzuki Swift Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 79 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 33/39 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Suzuki Swift

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    At under $10,000, it's one of the cheapest cars you can buy today.

  • Cons

    At under 80 horsepower, it's one of the weakest cars you can buy today.

  • What's New for 1999

    With the exception of some color changes, the Suzuki Swift remains unchanged for '99.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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50 mpg = 500 miles

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Vehicle: 1998 Suzuki Swift

I have the 5 speed and it is amazing! I bought it for the fuel savings and I could not be more pleased. It does get a few looks and some funny comments, but when I tell them it gets 50 mpg, they all want to know where they can get one.

Good little car

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Vehicle: 1998 Suzuki Swift

I have worked a lot with this car in the past, and the similar Geo and Chevy cars as well. It is a dependable car that I drive on a daily basis and have no trouble with it. It is very easy to work on compared to many other modern cars. It has a lot of space in the engine compartment, which makes working on it a breeze. It has a fair amount of power for its size, and is overall easy to drive.

Great car for it's purpose

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Vehicle: 1998 Suzuki Swift

You get what you pay for. I paid $1,500 for this car two years ago. I get 36-38 mpg and not had to repair anything on it. New tires and oil changes are all it has needed. And the tires where cheap, because there so small. It only cost $100 for them. All the parts are cheap on it so repairs are minimal, especially if you know how to do things yourself. It's been the best car purchase for the money I have ever made. Granted, there is nothing to it, it's small, loud, uncomfortable, and lacks a/c. But those things aside, it was cheap and it's cheap to maintain.

Great little car for the

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Vehicle: 1998 Suzuki Swift

This is a great little car. I drove it from Fla to VA, no problems. Great fuel economy, Transmission is very noisy and car Could use power mirror and rear defroster could use an automatic cut-off switch. Now my main complaint is the A/C. Since purchasing this car I had replaced the compressor twice.

Full 1999 Suzuki Swift Review

What's New for 1999

With the exception of some color changes, the Suzuki Swift remains unchanged for '99.

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Gas Mileage


  • 33
  • cty
  • 39
  • highway
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