by Dan on Apr 9, 2009 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.
by justapacking on May 22, 2008 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).
by Randall M. on Jul 15, 2005 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.
by mdocod on Jun 5, 2005 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.
by vr6stud on Jun 1, 2003 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
by Bob75 on Sep 11, 2002 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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