1999 Suzuki Swift Consumer Review: Not bad for the money.

1999 Suzuki Swift - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (1.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Not bad for the money.
By Jemtec on


1999 Suzuki Swift 2dr Hatchback


I bought this car brand new in 1999. Overall, an excellent car for the pittance I paid for it ($7000.00). Never had one iota of problems while I owned it. Not a very big car, but with the seats folded down can actually gobble up a good size load of groceries. Great driver in the snow, provided you aren't using the Goodyear "invicta" GL tires which were absolute crap in wet weather. At 79hp, the car isn't a barn burner but isn't too bad for you and another person. Great mileage 42 mpg mixed driving. Handling is ok and the ride is very commendable for such a small car. I installed AC in the car which added a nice usable option. No rear window wiper/washer was bothersome in bad weather.

Best Features

Great fuel economy, tight build, reliable, easy to use controls, great display, smooth clutch and percise transmission feel. Surprising amount of room in back and seats are fairly comfortable even being very upright. Ride isn't bad at all considering the cars size. Engine power is generally fine.

Worst Features

Windows had a habit of leaking slightly depending on how fast you were driving. Some use of cheap plastic bits. Seat back foam really isn't all that good, so not good to not stretch every 150 miles or so. No rear window wiper was annoying. Could get with "GEO" which was built by Suzuki for GM.
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