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The Suzuki Swift can be seen as a rival to a Toyota Yaris in basic trim or a BMW Mini in Sport trim. Either way, if you overlook a couple of rough edges, the Swift is a credible rival to much more expensive cars that offer little more.
The Swift is a practical little car with sensible cabin and boot space for this class. Build quality is as good as Kia or Hyundai (so nearly as good as say Ford). Add the Sport trim's bucket seats, alloys, 1.6P engine and you have a little hooligan.
There is a 1.3 diesel, but why anyone would buy it is a mystery. It has a tiny 69 bhp (compared to the 1.5P's 101 and 1.6P Sport's 125) yet is no cheaper. If you need good MPG to do a lot of miles you probably also want a more refined car than this.
Do you want a hot hatch? If so, you want the 1.6P. If you just want a simple runabout or first car, then you can go for a 1.5 petrol or 1.3 petrol. There is almost nothing to choose between them in terms of power or MPG.
Three year old cars are great value. The 1.6 Sport, which is special, not just in terms of the range but in terms of the class, is under £8,000. If you want the less remarkable 1.3P or 1.5P then just under £6,000 is the price point.
The heavy depreciation is done in the first two years, so don't buy nearly new. But anytime after three years old is a safe time to get involved with the Suzuki Swift. Interestingly, the Sport is the Spec that loses least between 3 and 5 years old.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Suzuki Swift you would aim to buy a 3 year old and sell it before it is 5 years old.
Diesel Suzuki Swift cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Petrol Suzuki Swift cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Diesel Suzuki Swift cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.