Suzuki Alto (1997–2003)

What's good

Suzuki generally 3rd lowest average warranty repair costs in 2003 Warranty Direct Reliability index (index 43.23 v/s lowest 31.93) www.reliabilityindex.co.uk

30-11-2012: Rated by Warranty Direct as the 3rd Most Reliable Car of the past 15 years based on Warranty Direct claims statistics.

Not bad looking for a tiny car.

What to watch out for

May be bought as a marginal retirement car.

Built in India.

Dings in the very thin sheetmetal.

Premature rusting.

One report of a 13 month old Alto showing heavy corrosion on both front seat belt anchor points and on the sills below the door posts. The boss - setscrew and lug are sewn in the belt and are giving off white powder like battery acid.

Recalls

05-07-2002: 127 Altos VIN MA3EFA11S00429485 to 9895 recalled because front seat belt anchorage point bolt threads may have been damaged in assembly. Bolts to be removed and captive nuts to be inspected and replaced if necessary.

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