Suzuki Swift Sport 2008

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Mike Gainfort

Kilometres travelled

More than 100,000 km

Did you buy this car new or used?


If used, what year did you buy it used?


How much did you pay? (including all on-road costs)


What were your needs when you bought this car? Has it fulfilled those needs?

Economical small car, needed to be a manual and have enough get up and go when you needed it. Car would be doing high mileage and handle being driven like it was stolen

What were your initial thoughts about the car? Tell us why it appealed to you.

It didn't. First thought was its a hair dressers car, however it ticked all the boxes, small, economical, manual etc. The sensible things.

What have you discovered since owning the car?

Love it! Travelled over 100,000km. The little 1600 has plenty of pep, handles like a go cart. I haven't been kind to this car, regular serviced, but is driven HARD! The car hasn't skipped a beat, its taken the abuse without skipping a beat

What do you like/dislike about the car?

Being a large dude, the recaro seats are a little snug. Other than this I can not complain. Its a car at the end of the day, i could be picky and complain about the plastics on the interior, the orange peel in the paint, but the reality this things don't matter. I love to drive and drive hard, so if the car can take the abuse and put a smile on my face, then its a winner

Any other comments on the car?

If i could accurately describe the abuse this car has been subjected to over the last 100,000km, you would understand why I rate it so Highly! Who flat foot shifts a Suzuki swift! I do, and it takes it again and again!


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Lastly, would you buy this vehicle again?


Why would/wouldn't you buy it again?

 Love the car so much, that when I finally run it into the ground i will be buying another!

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