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Suzuki Swift (1983 - 1988)

Last updated 6 November 2013

 
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Buying Guide

Good

  • 101 bhp GTi 16v only weighed 750kg so was fast and furious. Most had 67bhp 1.3. Odd 1,590cc 91 bhp GLX four-wheel-drive saloon lasted from March 1990 to January 1993. 
  • (Please note: Chilton manual for US spec Swifts 1985-2000.)

Bad

  • Cylinder heads of 8-valve 1.3s and 1.6s can crack.

Watch

  • Cracked cylinder head on 8-valve 1.3.
  • GTi 16v likely to have been thrashed - expect heavy tyre wear but look out especially for uneven wear.
  • Country-bought GLX four-wheel-drive saloons may be damaged underneath.
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