Suzuki Swift Pricing and Specs
Suzuki had a born-again moment when it re-launched the Swift hatchback in 2005, five years after discontinuing its long-standing city car. Gone were the tiny and tinny boxes of the 1990s, replaced with a stylish and practical hatchback that was praised widely for its driving dynamics. The Swift has been tinkered with in the years since, smoothing the rough edges and adding much-needed safety equipment, but the basic offering is largely unchanged. No-frills, no-hassle motoring at its finest, the Swift is traditionally offered in five seat, five-door configuration, and with a choice of manual or automatic transmission.
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Suzuki Swift FAQs
Check out real-world situations relating to the Suzuki Swift here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Suzuki Swift 2012: Transmission "slipping" when going up hills
While the less sporty versions of Suzuki’s Swift of this era used a conventional automatic transmission, the Swift Sport used a CVT transmission. And I’m wondering if maybe that’s all there is to your question. The CVT is quite capable of feeling like its slipping when you use lots of throttle, such as when going up a hill or accelerating to overtake. It’s actually quite normal and is the method a CVT uses to maximise fuel-economy by keeping the engine operating in its most efficient zone.
But if you’ve owned the car for some time and its behaviour has changed, then it could be that the CVT is beginning to wear internally. Or perhaps it’s the torque-converter (that links the engine to the transmission) that is starting to wear out and allowing the engine to rev harder than it used to for a given road speed.
Suzuki did recall this model (and conventional automatic versions) to check for loose bolts that secured the torque converter to the transmission. But if these became loose and fell out, you’d have no drive at all, so I don’t think that’s the problem here.Show more
Suzuki Swift 2008: Can it run on E10 (94) fuel?
It can, Jayson, but there’s one vital thing you must check first. Lift the bonnet of your car and find the build date. It should be on a small, silver tag somewhere in the engine bay. Here’s why: Suzuki lists 2008 as the cut-off year for E10 fuel for the Swift. That is, Swifts built before that date can’t use E10, those built after that date can.
So why check the build date on your car? Because even though it may have been sold in 2008, it might have been built in 2007. Even if the registration papers list the car as a 2008, it could still have been built in 2007. Paperwork is only as accurate as the person filling it in, but the build-date on the car’s tag doesn’t lie.Show more
Suzuki Swift 2005: Why is my car making noise?
It’s not possible to say what is causing the noise, it could be engine or driveline related, and without actually being able to hear it there’s no way of accurately diagnosing it. Have it checked by a mechanic, who should be able to quickly determine the cause of the problem.Show more