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Suzuki Swift (2005–2010)

Last updated 26 June 2017

Well liked by owners. Chain cam Toyota engines. Decent handling. Fun to drive.
A little bit tinny. Do not jack by the rear twist beam axle or it will need replacing.
Updated 26 June 2017

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This car surprised me.

I'd driven a Swift before at an SMMT test day and not been particularly impressed. But maybe that's because I drove twenty other cars the same day.

I really liked the 1.5GLX Suzuki sent me this week.

I knew readers had the hots for it because of all the e-mails I received from the Suzuki Swift fan club. So I thought I'd better make a longer acquaintance with the car.

Suzuki Swift 2008 Road Test and Video

Owners' reviews

Great little car, recommended buy!
A fantastic car.
Fantastic car that really is great fun to drive.
Lovely ! Perfect car for a woman!
Would make a fun track car but too flimsy for the real world.....
Good car but useless as 4x4

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