should i buy a suzuki swift?
Posted 15 June 2007 - 01:09 PM
choice except the Savvy. Would love to try out the Swift if given the chance.
Posted 15 June 2007 - 04:41 PM
on small/run around car, Savvy is a good buy. Build quality as usual being
the proton, but that thing sure is a fun to drive, not to mention being
super economical on fuel.
If people ask me between Viva or Savvy, definitely will give the nod for
Savvy! Viva ia way ugly, not to mentioned overpriced!
Posted 08 July 2007 - 04:27 PM
the Swift. Test drove the CBU. Had high hopes for it because of rave
reviews of it being a fun drive and all. But it turned out quite the
Here's my two cents.
-Accelleration wasn't good. Feels like a Myvi.
-Very small interior. Trimmings look and feel cheap, especially the black
piece of plastic lining the door.
-Steering was a bit heavy.
-The backseat space is dismal. Could probably seat two children
comfortably. More than that you suffer. The boot is rubbish, smaller than
-Like the 'information panel' where you have the outdoor temp, time, and
fuel consumption. But it wasn't practical because I don't find myself
looking at the small numbers while driving.
-Keyless entry only available for the Sport version, which is going to
cost 90-100k. Might as well get a Latio 1.8 or a Civic then, right?
-Also, the SA(Rosey) was terrible. Didn't bother explaining the features
and rushed through the test drive. When I asked about the Sport version
he said you can test drive only if you pay 5k and book first. How do you
expect me to plonk down 5k for a car I've not driven? And a 100k car at
-Apparently there were no discounts/promos because 'it's a new car'.
Interest rate at 2.5-2.6%
So dissapointed. First you have a sucky car(for the price), bad service,
and no promos. How to fight la?
Posted 08 July 2007 - 07:54 PM
with the SA, but don't let that affect your judgement on the car.
Acceleration wise if like myvi, definitely I won't buy. Did you press the
accelerator hard enough? Did you try bringing the car over 120kmh, maybe up
to 140kmh and see how fast it gets there?
My advise, if you want to try the Sport version, try other dealership that
have a car ready for test drive.
Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:52 AM
always do. Besides, it wouldn't be practical if you're only going to get
a fun drive at those speeds cause you won't have many opportunities
driving in the city.
It stays at 60kmh+ and only picks up if you floor it. Compared to a City
which reaches 80-100 effortlessly.
Maybe it's just me?
Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:28 PM
using a CVT gearbox. Compared to Swift which use a conventional 4 speed
auto g/box, definitely will lose out.
But yeah, Swift "dead band" seemed to be between 60-80kmh. Once beyond the
range, pickup is fine. Try accelerating from 80-120kmh and see what I mean.
Posted 11 July 2007 - 10:55 AM
ppl all go for cheaper Myvi?
Posted 11 July 2007 - 01:04 PM
For same space buy Viva - cheaper
For same price buy Latio/City - bigger space
So.... only real enthusiast will by Swift unless they lower their price.
Posted 11 July 2007 - 01:07 PM
Posted 12 July 2007 - 12:45 AM
expensive for a CKD! They're selling the Premier version for RM79k, I got
my japan CBU same spec at only RM77k otr after discount.
Pricing ######ed up good, but I don't blame suzuki for this but instead the
government in order to protect proton, perodua and naza.