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2001 Suzuki Swift Hatchback

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 31/38 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Suzuki Swift

  • A gas sipper that has little else to recommend it.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Frugal gas mileage, favorable reliability ratings, low price for base model.

  • Cons

    Wheezy engine, lack of amenities, ABS unavailable, poor value when stacked against competitors.

  • What's New for 2001

    The 2001 Suzuki Swift remains mechanically unchanged. Suzuki has changed the exterior color options slightly: Bright White and Platinum Silver Metallic replace Polar White and Mercury Silver Metallic.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 31
  • cty
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  • 38
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great little car

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Vehicle: 2001 Suzuki Swift GL 2dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl 5M)

These little cars are great. We bought this for an in town beater and have become fond of the little car. I average 40 mpg with an automatic. The car is peppy and tight. It will fit almost anywhere. Mine has 130K miles on it and runs like a new one. No, it's not a cruiser but when you think logically... a $15K hybrid barely gets 30 MPG. You can find these little cars for 1,500 to 2,500. They are excellent and cheap little cars. Don't let the low book value fool you.. you can't buy these cheap. They are good cars and people know it. If you want cheap and fun with little operating costs... this is the car. Very practical and well built.




Beat the crap out of

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Vehicle: 2001 Suzuki Swift GL 2dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl 5M)

Bought it used to go to Alaska in .First thing I did was remove all but drivers front seat. I have two 4x4's but have gone most everywhere I wanted to in this thing. I can tell you there have been some realy large bugeyed heavy duty four wheelers. Gas mileage hard to beat (40+ if you keep it under 65 with no air).




Peepy, great mpg, and easy

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Vehicle: 2001 Suzuki Swift GL 2dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl 5M)

My Swift sat on the lot over a year until I found it. I just wanted a commuter car with great mileage yet had alittle style. True, most Swifts are driven by senior citizens because of their ease to drive, mine came with a 5 spd and just air conditioning. I figured, it had everything I needed but nothing that I didn't need. Immediately, I used nothing but synthetic oil and put in Bosch platinum 4 plugs. At just 1895 lbs, my Swift is peppy!. Changing brakes and the air filter is a snap!. I consistently get 37mpg on mostly city traffic!. Yet, understand that the interior is generic and the brakes are soft at best. At 50000 miles the interior light and lower fan speeds failed. Still, I Love it.




Very happy so far

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Vehicle: 2001 Suzuki Swift GL 2dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl 5M)

just bought one of these used a few months ago, has a good rigid feeling build quality to it. with auto-tranny gets about 34-37mpg in town..my girl friend uses this mostly for trips to and from work/stores in and out of town a lot... I use it to delivery pizzas when she doesn't need it, being able to drive 200 miles in a day for a few bucks worth of gas is a real moneysaver. being able to buy this "new" of a vehicle for only $2500 and then getting great milage to boot, can't complain. No mechanical problems to mention. can change oil on this car without jacking it up- the clearance is good for a car- wheels are at corners- so never a problem with speed bumps, no bottoming out.




Reliable and economical transportation

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Vehicle: 2001 Suzuki Swift GL 2dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl 5M)

Bought this car new. 17 months of trouble free driving at an average of 42 mpg in the city. Perfect commuter transportation for those who aren't in a hurry to hug the bumper of the SUV in front of them. Comfortable front seats with controls and gauges ergonomically designed. Not having ABS brakes makes for some fun cornering if you're in the mood, but don't expect to accelerate past much of anything on the road with 4 wheels and a motor. 79 horsepower is the price you pay for that great fuel economy.




Great transportation

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Vehicle: 2001 Suzuki Swift GL 2dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl 5M)

This is my first Swift but have had two Geo Metros (same car). The mechanicals are bulletproof. The car is very economical, comfortable and easy to drive. I have made 1500 mile trips in two days in these vehicles.



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Full 2001 Suzuki Swift Review

What's New for 2001

The 2001 Suzuki Swift remains mechanically unchanged. Suzuki has changed the exterior color options slightly: Bright White and Platinum Silver Metallic replace Polar White and Mercury Silver Metallic.

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Talk About The 2001 Swift

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palesone
palesone
05-07-2014
The car is in good condition (normal wear), air conditioning is not working, it has 40000 miles on it, and the estimated mileage is around 36 mpg. If I buy it from a private seller, and the car is pr?...


ckpickup
ckpickup
06-12-2000
Well after reading so many positive posts about the Swift/Metro I went out and ordered a new 2000 Swift Automatic on Saturday. I had actually gone out to purchase a Chevy Metro only to be told that G...


iluvmysephia1
iluvmysephia1
12-07-2006
I think that Suzuki's future in America looks bright, though it won't grow by leaps and bounds. It will keep up steady growth, though, IMO. I would like them to bring a new world order Swift over here...



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