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Cheap #038; Very #8211; Suzuki Swift (2008)

Home Road Cheap #038; Very #8211; Suzuki Swift (2008)

Posted By Chris on Feb 20, 2008


So it#8217;s to see that Suzuki have massive improvements on the current While its hardly going to an Audi in terms of build it could certainly teach it a or two about value for money, and light years ahead of its brother in every respect. To top off, the Suzuki Swift also makes a great for itself in the bargain hot hatch

Driving one recently made me just how much fun can be had for just £12,000. With 123bhp its 1586cc petrol engine going to have to push it to losing your license, but you#8217;re trying you#8217;ll be a great time. With 1,105kg to haul around the Sport manages to run 0-62mph in 8.9 seconds while the official figures say it can return 39.2mpg.

The is great fun, keeping roll in check and giving of grip without being too and it responds well to your through the steering. The steering is a too light and robs the Swift of of the more subtle signals the front wheels but it is quick. it#8217;s an entertaining little car begs to be chucked around on a country lane.

The Swift Sport is a bit of a looker coming complete with wheels (yes, as standard, not an option), twin exhausts, spoiler and fog lights, and either paint (silver or black) or red as standard. I#8217;m torn the black or the red for my own favourite, but the silver good too.

In fact this little car can the current class leader, the Cooper, a thing or two. the Cooper accelerates faster in 8.2 seconds) and has the better chassis, it is more expensive when added options to its miserly and the new 2007 styling makes the car slightly lardy. Crash have had a little to do with but the MINI looks even like a caricature of the original Issigonis design than

On the other hand, the Swift#8217;s makes it look compact being too soft, and it borrows a few of the successful design cues the MINI. Just look at blacked out A-pillars #8230; do look familiar? Fancy a painted roof or some stripes?

They#8217;re on the options But even though the Swift may be a bit of a copycat, how many estate have you seen driving in one with it covered head-to-toe in

The Suzuki Swift Sport just a bargain if you buy one brand A quick look on Autotrader a few #8217;57#8242; plate examples under 1.000 miles on the for less than £10 grand. less than 6 months old and even run-in!

So is it worth buying one? as you get loads of standard equipment, an drive, Suzuki#8217;s bulletproof and a 3-year warranty. Insurance be too expensive as it falls into 9, although road tax is a little as the Swift#8217;s 1.6-litre engine into band E. This that until April it will cost you £165 for the and after that it#8217;ll £170.

The Suzuki Swift Sport is a fun car that will put a smile on face without hurting bank balance. Is it the hot hatch of the century?

Yes, I think it might be.

Driving Spirit 9/10

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