My swift is a 2010 model. We bought it a few weeks after it was introduced, and most of the parts in it were Japanese. The interior has no creaks and squeaks of any sort. However the silver paint of the gear knob,the paint on the electric buttons on the drivers doors have faded. The JVC player back color too has faded as you can see in my previous posts in this thread. We have had no complaints of any leaks from the boot either which are commonly mentioned here.
The acceleration of the swift is awesome and you just can't stop flooring it.
We love it so much that we are even buying an automatic swift in a few months. The clutch plate was ruined (it was clearly our fault), and was replaced in 3 hours. The suzuki mechanics are extremely good and as you can see in my previous posts, we had a minor problem like fuse blow - the mechanics immediately came to my house and started it somehow and took it to the workshop and sorted it out.
Sorry about that misunderstanding, this car does have immobiliser and works perfectly well.
We could've bought a vitz but this is brand new and despite being a suzuki it has never let us down and we can't stop flooring it - therefore I can't provide an accurate mileage.
We had a cultus from 2000 to 2010, it was just horrible... The drive and seats were uncomfortable but this car is nothing like it. You can't believe that it's from same company that is fooling people with the likes of cultus, mehran and Bolan.
My advice : go for it. We all know what second hand JDMs are like-accidented, etc.
And believe it or not, I've never been able to figure out the actual mileage. Whenever I keep a light foot, someone on the family always drives it like a rally car and ruins it all... But it's roundabout 10 km/l (not reliable)
What makes me smile every time is when I floor it on gentle curves, it's so balanced and it literally urges you to go further.
To be very honest, this is the sportiest local car available in the market. You will love it.