Drive – Suzuki Ignis Used Car Review

29 Jan 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Drive – Suzuki Ignis Used Car Review

David Morley

Make Model IGNIS Series 2005,2004,2003,2002,2001,2000 Body Group 3D HATCHBACK

Oddball offers thrills

What a strange the Suzuki Ignis was.

Suzuki’s marketing virtually blokes to stay away, was a girl’s car, that the only problem.

The Ignis in Australia in 2000, when were some seriously cars about, but the pint-sized still managed to stand out the Weird-Harold crowd.

The base-model car was a with squared-off lines and a stance thanks to small and plenty of ground clearance.

The more luxurious model, the pursued that vaguely look, almost in the manner of the Terios (another car that forgot).

The detail work was too, and anybody who bought an on its looks probably needs to art for a few years.

The reason the Ignis at all was that it was cheap to buy and run.

The priced from $14,000, had front airbags, a CD player and steering (not a universal fitment at that stage).

The five-door was another $2000 and air-conditioning and power front Air-con on the three-door was an extra

Accommodation in the front was OK, but lacking in the

Running costs were a bit of a and the 1.3-litre engine was a real sipper.

However, with 60 kW, the Ignis’ engine didn’t have much more to Performance was borderline adequate.

to its five-speed manual, performance was acceptable for trundling about the and suburbs. With an optional automatic fitted, the Ignis was a slug.

Overtaking on undivided sections of required careful planning as the only just maintained speed, let alone mustering a of acceleration.

No, an Ignis is much at home in the city where it can use its to sneak through gaps in the that monsters such as and Astras can’t.

However, that combination of slim small thirst and cheap price that is one of the biggest for buyers of second-hand Ignises. were bought by florists, companies, newsagents, couriers and to serve as delivery vehicles.

And if you’ve ever winced as watched a typical delivery wring the neck of his or her car, you’ll know why that’s a potential problem.

Frankly, a lot of out there in used-car land are out.

Watch out for smoky rattly suspensions and bodies and that have seen share of sideswipes and sharp respectively.

If you’re after a relatively new micro-car with the to haul around a light then the Ignis (a preserved anyway) will probably do the

But you also need to understand the above job description is at the upper end of the Suzuki’s skill-set.

Prices from about $6000, Suzuki’s reputation for building a car will hang together. lots of choice at around or $8000, but frankly, we’d be as little as possible, especially even a high-miler is still to have covered only km or so.

The competition

Start with the Starlet and Mitsubishi Mirage and downwards. Along the way, discover the likes of the Daihatsu and the three-door Daewoo Cielo. But if a parcel vehicle is what you want, why not buy the real thing and opt for a Holden Combo, Volkswagen or a Renault Kangoo?

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