Posted 18 June 2011 - 01:23 PM
Is this car reliable and durable?
Looking to buy a used left 7-8yrs car. Its small but i suppose this Manual type will be fun to drive.
Maintenace wise expensive?
Don't think maintenance will be ex. FC is so-so for 1.6 due to the low gearing. about 12-13km/l. But for the perky performance, I suppose that is fine.
Get a stock one and u shd be fine
Posted 18 June 2011 - 02:35 PM
Price of parts are decent as there is a local Suzuki stockist. The details are somewhere on the random chit-chat thread.
I have heard of niggling issues. My own car has a mysterious rattle that comes once every fortnight or so? Perhaps the build quality isn't exactly fastidious. But it is decent for a small and budget hatchback. Don't expect any thing like the continental hatches but it definitely is good enough for most people.
The main issue is whether you can live with the car. Unlike most hatches, it does not have a comfort biased suspension. Sure, it won't break your back like some extreme coilovers; and I am pretty sure most won't get car-sick in it. But, it isn't what most people will deem comfortable. Bearable, but not comfortable.
The same for the fuel (needs min 98) and the same for the close ratio gears and ~4.3 final drive. All bearable if you are the sort who doesn't mind an inconvenience or two to get a better than average drive. But not something I would recommend if you aren't going to enjoy pushing the car.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:55 AM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:01 PM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 11:23 PM
one is spirited driving, one is more comfort driven. go for a test drive and draw your own conclusion. FC wise not sure, but insurance, Swift Sports is placed in performance catergory, so be prepared to pay.
hmm...i guess that would be the best way to really know. your driving a sss urself?
Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:23 AM
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