I'm sure that there are a lot of mixed views about domestic cars here but my experience with the new swift has been amazing. we bought it a few weeks ago and i have been enjoying every second of it.
it has some excellent features and has a comfort level which can definitely be compared to the local saloon cars. its acceleration is amazing and thank god it has ABS too, which works perfectly well.
i'm attaching some pix of the best features of the Swift which i love. enjoy
first of all, the odometer. it has a drivers seat belt warning light which blinks continuously until the driver puts his seatbelt on.
JVC cd/cassette player. it has an auxillary input which is very useful for ipod connectivity
electric doors and mirrors.
rear ashtray can come out.
rear seats have headrests and seat belts.
and they can be folded too
and by removing the rear shelf, there is a lot of space. as the rear shelf is not attached to anything(like in the cultus) it can easily be removed
theres no keyhole for the boot nor is there any lever which the driver can pull to open it. instead the boot handle has a button which can be pressed to open it. and it can be opened only when the doors r unlocked, even if the car is on
there are 4 speakers, all of them are in the doors. the sound quality is very good.And they have a good bass.
rear legroom is ample and 4 people can sit very comfortably
the clock, which has a weird "fake" immobilizer light which blinks when the car is off. the manual says that its function is to deter robbers. I say its pointless.
the a/c of this car is awesome, and the vents r pretty cool too. they can be closed and rotated in all directions
it has fog lights too. which makes the front of the car look less "blank"
the radio antenna.
the back light.
keyless entry. u have to press the unlock button twice to unlock all doors, otherwise only the drivers door is unlocked. the suzuki people give 2 such keys and one simple key.
bridgestone tyres and alloys. ABS comes as standard.
and now the things i dont really like about the car
the rear lights will take some getting used to. they are all over the place!
there are scratches near the door handles already. i guess its because of the paint.
overall, the family loves this car. i think that the price tag is justifiable for a 1300cc fully loaded hatch back. i'm glad that we didnt go for an imported car. I wish it had airbags, but then again beggars can be choosy.. atleast it has ABS