Glad to hear your Honda is running perfectly. I am also fan of Honda cars, I have several times been in City of one of my friends. I myself recommend people to avoid Suzuki as much as possible.
But if we forget about the noise issues I've mentioned, Swift is a wonderful small car. Believe it or not, interior feel, if not better, is as good as that of City. And you get all the features that City has, plus two more which City doesn't have i.e. fog lamps, and Immobilizer. And the cost? ...way less than City.
So for me Swift was unavoidable due to these factors:
1) Talking about most recent A/T models, there is no other A/T car that falls in the same price range as Swift i.e. PKR 1,407,000 (PKR 1,366,000 + PKR 41,000 for registration). Compare that to new Honda City Aspire A/T the price is PKR 1,808,000 (PKR 1,755,000 + PKR 11,000 for Freight and octri + PKR 41,000 for registration). The difference in price is huge. As @rio2 mentioned in his post, we are limited not only be manufacturers, but also in the number of available & comparable cars in the same price range.
2) The car porch only allowed me to add a small car and Swift fits in perfectly.
I am really determined to get these unusual noise issues fixed, and then I'll have the joy of both comfort + power with my swift.